One night only! Join the incredible Kansas City Chorale and The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra for this thrilling performance in Helzberg Hall. Ellington said, "these concerts are the most important thing I have ever done." The critic Gary Giddins has characterized these pieces as "Ellington bringing the Cotton Club revue to the church."
Season Finale! “’ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT” The Music of Miles Davis and John Coltrane Friday, April 21st, 2017– 8 PM in Helzberg Hall
You’ll know you’ve experienced the true ART OF THE BIG BAND! when THE KANSAS CITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA plays a very special tribute to two of the greatest jazz artists of all-time: Trumpeter MILES DAVIS and Saxophonist JOHN COLTRANE. New arrangements of “SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME,” “ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET,”“KIND OF BLUE," plus other ‘Miles’ and ‘Trane’ classics.
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Through performances and education programs, The Kansas City Jazz Orchestrapreserves the rich heritage of jazz, nurtures its growth, and encourages its appreciation as an art form for all ages.
Click on the KC logo above to view the February 2017 Interview of Clint Ashlock, KCJO's Artistic Director by Consuelo Cruz, Arts Marketing Coordinator Office of Culture and Creative Services Office of the City Manager