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The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra believes firmly that familiarity and understanding are the first steps to love and appreciation, and with this in mind, we strive to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about this art form we call jazz through our education initiative, JazzWorks. Our resident musicians are not only outstanding performers, but many of them are also celebrated educators. Each year, we offer a variety of educational materials and events, created and led by these incredible musicians and our guest artists. Check our upcoming events to find out when our next JazzWorks event is taking place.



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Meet our 2024 interns!

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra internship is sponsored by The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation 


Brynna Ladesic is a multi-instrumentalist from Tonganoxie, KS. She is currently

pursuing a music degree at Kansas City Kansas Community College, and looks forward to

continuing to learn about music education and performance. In addition to being an active

member of KCKCC ensembles, she is a member of the Jazz Education Network student chapter

music club, a music theory peer tutor, a KCJO intern, and a proud Ella Fitzgerald Memorial

Scholar. Brynna has experience performing with clarinets, saxophones, and flute, and she loves

learning new instruments.

Heidi Eberhardt is a jazz vocalist studying at Kansas City Kansas Community College. As a now third year student, Heidi has developed a love for going the outside the box and being unapologetically herself in both vocal performances and her compositions. Her favorite part about working with the KCJO is meeting and connecting with people through jazz and getting inspiration from watching the performances!

Contact us at or 816-225-4949 to schedule an event for your school or group.


We are proud to partner with many local schools and organizations to offer a diverse array of educational activities and content, including Kansas City Kansas Community College, Johnson County Community College, Operation Breakthrough, Kansas City Parks and Recreation, Harmony Project KC, and Big Brothers Big Sisters KC, among others. We would be thrilled to work with your students or to offer an engaging educational experience for your group. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about scheduling an event.

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