Ryan Lee Trio in the Blue Room, Early bird ticket specials for Jammin' at the Gem and Kansas City's 18th and Vine Jazz and Blues Festival. Free Jazzography film screening, photographer's salon, and jazz storytelling! View this email in your browser.

Ryan Lee Trio

Mon., June 24, 7 p.m.

The Blue Room, Free

Only in his early 20s and already a rising star on the international scene, Ryan Lee is continuously performing with numerous well-known jazz and gospel artists today.

He’s young, vibrant, positive and one of the most versatile drummers living in Kansas City, MO today. From jazz to gospel, drums to piano, drum instructor to drum manufacturer, Ryan has made an impact on the music scene locally, nationally and internationally.
 
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Early Bird Tickets

2013-2014 concert series

Jammin' at the Gem 

Early bird ticket prices available through July 1

Gem Theater

Early bird season ticket prices are  $175.00 for members, $170 for students with ID or seniors (65+), $200 for future members plus service fees. Future member pricing is available through Ticketmaster, but you may be able to choose better seating by calling the Box Office. Discounts are available only at the Box Office. Call (816) 474-6262 to place your order!

Jazz and Blues Festival

Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival (formerly Rhythm & Ribs) 

Early bird ticket prices available through September 3

American Jazz Museum

Early bird ticket prices are $10 for general admission and senior citizens, $65 for VIP tickets, and $80 for a 10-pack of regular tickets! Children 12-under are admitted free of charge! Discounts are available at Ticketmaster or by calling our Box Office. Call (816) 474-6262 to place your order!

In the Blue Room

Everette DeVan and Pat Kelley 

Friday, July 5, 8:30 p.m.

The Blue Room,  $10

Designated a “State of Missouri Jazz Treasure” by former Governor Matt Blunt, Everette DeVan has been well known locally, nationally and internationally for his long-standing contributions to the Jazz tradition.

Pat Kelley discovered jazz at an early age via Wes Montgomery, Johnny Smith, and Howard Roberts, setting him on a course to pursue jazz guitar and studio work by the time he moved to California in the early seventies. The California music scene during the seventies offered plenty of opportunities and Pat soon became a busy session player and touring guitarist. Fast forward to the twenty first century, and the guitar remains central to all of Pat’s current activities.

Kyle Turner Band with special guest Lee Langston 

Saturday, July 20, 8:30 p.m.

The Blue Room,  $15

Kyle Turner’s musical career has provided him the opportunity to share the stage with such artists as Luther Vandross, Johnny Taylor, Bobby Lyle, Joe Sample, Kirk Whalum, Regina Belle, Al Jarreau, Ronnie Laws, Hubert Laws, Debarge, Michael Ward, Althea Rene,Tom Browne, and Michael Henderson - just to name a few.

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Upcoming Shows

Fri. June 21 Matt Otto Quintet, $10, Indigo Hour - Lady D
Sat. June 22 James Ward Band, $10
Mon. June 24 Ryan Lee Trio, Free
Thurs. June 27 Makusa, Free
Fri. June 28  Jazz Disciples with Lisa Henry and Will Matthews, $10, Indigo Hour - James "Fuzzy" West
Sat. June 29 Kansas City Trumpet Summit - Mike Metheny, Stan Kessler, Hermon Merhari $10
Mon. July 1 Arny Young, Free
Thurs. July 4 James Isaac Quartet, Free
Fri. July 5 Everette DeVan and Pat Kelley, $10, Indigo Hour - BMW
Sat. July 6 Darryl White Quartet, $10

Buy Tickets at Ticketmaster or Call 816-474-6262. The Blue Room opens at 5 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Bookmark Club.AmericanJazzMuseum.org for performance times, prices, and an extended Blue Room calendar.

Public Programs

A Jazz Photographer’s Salon and Jazzumentary Screening

Bob Barry — Jazzography in Black & White

Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m.

American Jazz Museum Atrium, Free

Bob Barry, along with some of Kansas City’s finest photographers will discuss the art of photography and how it has been influenced by jazz music. There will also be a screening of the recently released jazzumentary, “Bob Barry – Jazzography in Black & White.” A brief Q&A with the photographer and director will follow.

Jazz Storytelling

Picture That!

Friday, July 12, 10 a.m.

American Jazz Museum Atrium, Free

This special session of Jazz Storytelling in which students will learn about the relationship between jazz and photography. Students will also have the opportunity to take pictures with the Jazz Storytelling crew. Please note that Jazz Storytelling will take place on the second Friday of the month for July only because of the July 4th holiday!

Exhibitions

Announcing American Sabor!

On Monday, June 17, we hosted a Local Community of Honor luncheon which included representatives from Ford Motor Company Fund, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Comunicad, and our Kansas City partners to announce our next Changing Gallery exhibition.

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music will open in the Changing Gallery on August 1, 2013. Beginning with an opening Festival of Tributes concert featuring four local Latin jazz bands who will be competing for the ¡El Ritmo! Best Latin Jazz Band title, the American Jazz Museum will host an exciting array of free public programs.  For more information about the exhibition, visit AmericanSabor.org and AmericanJazzMuseum.org.

The exhibition was created by Experience Music Project (EMP) and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). American Sabor, its national tour, and related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund. 

Jazzography

The Performance Portraits of Bob Barry

Through Sunday, July 21

Changing Gallery, Free

Jazzography: The Performance Portraits of Bob Barry showcases over 100 photographs in black and white and color from the Bob Barry personal collection. Among the lexicon of jazz photographer icons, Bob Barry ranks extremely high. Like the notable work of William Gottlieb, William Claxton, K. Abe, Ray Avery, Herman Leonard, Milt Hinton, William Ellis and many others, Bob has proven his ilk as one of the world's most celebrated jazz photo artists.


Introducing our new interns!

We are pleased to announce the selection of the American Jazz Museum Summer Intern Class of 2013. The American Jazz Museum received resumes and portfolios from over a dozen highly competitive candidates for our 2013 Summer Intern Program.

Final selections were based upon candidate qualifications for each position and selections were determined based upon the operational needs of the organization. Congratulations American Jazz Museum Summer Intern Class of 2013 – welcome to jazz history and beyond!
 

Meet the American Jazz Museum Summer Intern Class of 2013

Design Standards / Collateral Intern
Kristen Ramsdale, University of Kansas
 
Online Media / Journalism Intern
Demetra Kopulos, Kansas State University
 
Marketing / Events Intern
Jessica Lopez, Kansas State University

Join us for a Free Take Five Tour

Join us on July 16 and see how we are keeping Jazz alive on the Vine... You'll be amazed at what you discover!

Tours take place the first Thursday and third Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Please RSVP to takefive@kcjazz.org.

Want to get learn more or get more involved with the Museum? Visit AmericanJazzMuseum.org for more information about our performances, exhibitions, education, and research. Check out our membership program or join us for an upcoming Take Five Tour!
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