Kansas City Jazz Orchestra to Present "Celebrating Kansas City"
The music of Basie, Brookmeyer, Bird and others.
With a special appearance by the vocal quartet, the Wild Women of Kansas City
FRIDAY April 3rd – 8:00 PM Folly Theater 12th and Central KCMO
SATURDAY April 4 –8:00PM Olathe Northwest High School Concert Auditorium 21300 College Boulevard Olathe, Kansas 66061
The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Jim Mair, will present “Celebrating Kansas City” in the orchestra’s third concert of the season Friday and Saturday evening, April 3 and 4th at 8:00PM
The concert will headline the 18- piece big band made up of Kansas City’s finest jazz players performing music associated with Kansas City and its rich jazz legacy. Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Bob Brookmeyer are just three of multiple composers music that will be presented. The evening will also include a special performance by the vocal quartet the Wild Women of Kansas City which includes 92 year old Myra Taylor.
This concert concludes the KCJO’s sixth concert season. On Saturday night only, the concert will also include the award winning Olathe Northwest High School Jazz Ensemble 1 that will open the performance. This ensemble is recognized as one of the most exciting jazz bands in the nation. The Jazz is in great hands in Olathe!
Combine the talents of The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Celebrating Kansas City along with the Wild Women and you have a one-of-a-kind concert….an exhilarating musical extravaganza not to be missed.
Tickets are available by phone through The Central Ticket Office 816- 235-6222. Starting at $25.
Student tickets are free when reserved in advance on our website.
For more information on The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, the opportunity for sponsorships and more go to kcjazzorchestra.org or call their office at 913-780-5250.
The KCJO is an indispensable part of the Kansas City performing arts landscape! KC Star