American Jazz Museum Kansas City
Where are we going today?
Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form through interactive exhibits and films, the Changing Gallery, the Blue Room jazz club and the Gem Theater, a 500-seat performing arts center. Thousands of students, scholars, musicians and fans come here annually to learn about the legends, honor their legacy, or enjoy the best music America has to offer through dozens of education and community-based programs, traveling exhibits, over 200 live musical performances and other special events specifically for children featuring Kansas City jazz musicians Lisa Henry (vocals), storyteller Brother John, bassist Tyrone Clark and drummer Mike Warren. Jazz Storytelling introduces children to jazz, its legends, and its history through interactive stories and songs. Jazz Storytelling meets educational standards, introduces them to new music and cultures, and provides opportunities to enhance their social skills in a safe environment.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 4 years.
When can we go?
Open year round, Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday.
Closed on all Federal Holidays except Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Water and soda from gift shop. No foods permitted..
Need a little extra help?
Wheelchair and disabled access..
All types of restrooms with baby changing available too..
Can I get one of those?
The Swing Shop offers a unique selection of jazz related memorabilia: books, classic jazz CDs, CDs by Kansas City's finest artists, exclusive posters, postcards, American Jazz Museum apparel and much more!.
What people are saying?
by Chris Mackey
Just traveling through from nebraska and my girlfriend and I stopped by this place for the evening not quite knkwing what to expect. We found good drinks, great atmosphere and great great music!!! A must see for anyone who appreciates a good bit of jazz... never knew I did really before this experience. A must visit!
by Chris Burnett
The best jazz club and listening space in the region - bar none. If you like to patronize a venue that puts the music as the focus, then you will enjoy the Blue Room. Four shows each week with two free shows on Monday and Thursday. Fridays and Saturdays are reserved for top local talent and international touring artists. 5 STARS
by Richard Keuhn
If you love blues, jazz and music history, the Blue Room and American Jazz Museum are amazing! Musical performances vary but most all are very good or great!
by Guadalupe Villanueva
First time going to a jazz club and liked it. I really liked the environment but not the service. Had to get my own drink since the waiter never came to the table. The music was descent, dissappointed that it wasn't traditional jazz.
by Danny Lafeyette
I came here with a couple of friends of mine not too long ago. I was impressed great music great food and a great time.