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Know Before You Go

Use the links and resources below to plan your outing with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. If you can't find the information you need here, give us a call at 816-225-4949 or drop us a line at We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Jazz Chats

Every Kansas City Jazz Orchestra mainstage season performance at the Kauffman Center is preceded by an informal 30-minute talk on the evening's program delivered by Artistic Director, Clint Ashlock. These engaging "chats" offer listeners the opportunity to gain a little insight into the composers, musical elements, and historical context of the evening's featured repertoire. Jazz Chats begin one hour before the concert. Bring your questions!


Venues & Parking

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra's mainstage concert series takes place in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The Kauffman Center is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri at 1601 Broadway Blvd and can be easily accessed by major highways or public transportation. The Kauffman Center KC Streetcar stop is located at 16th & Main.

Parking passes for access to the Arts District Garage can be purchased in advance by clicking the button below. For more information about parking at the Kauffman Center, including traffic and construction updates, please click HERE.

Our second concert series, Riff Generation, takes place at the Medallion Theater in the Plexpod Westport Commons, located in the heart of midtown KCMO at 300 E. 39th St. We recommend parking in the free guest parking lot on the north side of the complex, which can be accessed from 38th St. 


The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra performs in many other venues throughout Kansas City and the region. See our Upcoming Events page to find out where else you can hear the ensemble perform.


Kansas City is full of fantastic food and drink options! If you're looking for a great dining experience to pair with your KCJO concert, you won't be disappointed! Check out the options here:


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