Dance at the Depot! Don’t miss an evening filled with Gatsby-era music featuring the KANSAS CITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA at Historic Union Station. Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door, but don't wait too long! These dances usually sell out in advance.
Dance Lessons will start at 7:30 pm before the dance. Provided by 627 Stomp.
Jazz in Kansas City
Join us for a relaxing hour at the Central branch of the Kansas City Public Library as we listen to and discuss the music that came to represent Kansas City's own unique take on jazz. Listening Parties are FREE and open to the public! 12:00-1:00pm
Silent Night? Swinging Night! In an evening that’s sure to fire up a cold December night, come join us at the Kauffman for a star-studded event unlike anything else you’ll hear! We’re bringing you Kansas City’s biggest jazz stars to play your seasonal favorites. One night only - a lifetime of memories!
Join The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra as they liven up the library! Take a break from the holiday rush with an evening of music and dancing at the West Wyandotte Library in Kansas City, KS. Saturday, December 7, 7:00-9:00pm. Free and open to the public!
KPR is back in full swing with Big Band Christmas, our holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. Join us on Saturday, December 14, at Liberty Hall in Lawrence for an evening of holiday music big band style. Special thanks to event sponsor Dr. Stephen Chronister, DDS with Healing Smiles of Topeka.
ALL AGES // 7:00 PM DOORS // 8:00 PM SHOW
Tickets are Reserved Floor Tables and General Admission Balcony seating.
Join us for a relaxing hour at the Central branch of the Kansas City Public Library for a listening session on Latin jazz, a beautiful synthesis of two strong musical traditions. Listening Parties are FREE and open to the public!
From the caliente mambos of the Caribbean to the sublime bossas of Brazil, The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra is taking a trip south of the border to play exciting big band renditions of some of the greatest tunes the world has ever heard! Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more will be represented in one of the most exciting, sensual, and memorable concerts we’ve ever done!
Jazz and Gospel: Merging Traditions
Join us for a relaxing hour at the Central branch of the Kansas City Public Library as we listen to and discuss music from these two individual traditions that share common traits and historical context. Listening Parties are FREE and open to the public! 12:00-1:00pm
Swing one out to the heavens as we close our season by adding a gospel flavor for some of the most soulful tunes of all time! KCJO will be joined by jazz giant Sean Jones for an evening you won't soon forget. The spirits of Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and more will be filling Helzberg as KCJO adds a choir to bolster our ranks for the first time ever! You won’t want to miss this historic evening of tunes that will liven up the whole congregation.