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Jazz Season

Our 2014–2015 season celebrates jazz in all its colors! Dianne Reeves is joined by her closest friends in the Concert Hall. Cassandra Wilson pays tribute to Billie Holiday. Branford Marsalis rings in the New Year with his Quartet. Jason Moran, our Artistic Director for Jazz, pays homage to Thelonious Monk’s 1959 Town Hall concert. Kurt Elling serenades us on Valentine’s Day. Bill Frisell presents his multimedia piece The Great Flood. The Blues Hall of Fame Tour makes a stop in our Terrace Theater. The Chicago Jazz Orchestra plays big band standards. And much more.

Plus, our intimate KC Jazz Club welcomes a range of rising stars and veterans—from Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play to the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience—while Maceo Parker and the duo Mehliana, featuring Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, will keep us grooving in the lounge atmosphere of our Crossroads Club. The full spectrum of jazz shines bright!

Performances available in this season

  • Dianne Reeves
  • Kurt Elling
  • Bill Frisell
  • NPR's A Jazz Piano Christmas
  • Branford Marsalis
  • Tenth Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival
  • Cassandra Wilson
  • Jason Moran
  • Maceo Parker
  • Nate Smith + Kinfolk
  • Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play
  • Jenny Scheniman
  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • Sullivan Fortner
  • Antonio Hart Organ Trio
  • Machito Jr.
  • The Jaki Byard Project