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Scofield, Corea and strong homegrown talent elevated the first Kansas City Jazz and Heritage Festival — but next year needs to be better

Published 28 June, 2017 By Larry Kopitnik On the Friday night of Memorial Day weekend, in the middle of the Paseo, at 16th Street, guitarist John Scofield spun solos around and through country standards and classic pop, reimagining them as jazz. Scofield is a jazz icon. He toured with Miles Davis. He won two Grammy […]

Jazz takes center stage for Day 2 of the Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival | The Kansas City Star

Published 28 May, 2017 By Bill Brownlee Jazz was the main attraction on the second day of the new Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday. Following an opening night in which R&B hit-makers drew thousands of revelers to the festival grounds near 18th and the Paseo, substantially fewer people took in sets by […]

The countdown to KC’s Jazz and Heritage Festival is on

By Fox4KC Intern, 17 May, 2017 (Source) KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From Charlie Parker to Big Joe Turner, Kansas City’s rich history of jazz goes all the way back to the early 1920s. This Memorial Day weekend, the 18th and Vine is celebrating with the Kansas City Jazz and Heritage Festival. Executive director of the […]

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Kansas city jazz heritage festival boasts star studded memorial day weekend

By Marissa Baum, Contributing Writer, 16 May, 2017 (Source)The Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival will feature a one-of-a-kind lineup of today’s greatest jazz and music performers. The festival celebrates Jazz and Kansas City’s music heritage by featuring national and local artists and highlighting Kansas City’s significant role in the national and global development of Jazz. […]

KC Jazz & Heritage festival announces Grammy-winning headliner, event location

13 Apr, 2017 By Timothy Finn Organizers of the Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival on Thursday announced another headliner and the locale of the three-day festival, which takes place May 26-28. Grammy-winning R&B singer Lalah Hathaway will join a lineup that includes John Scofield, Brandy, Regina Carter and the Hot Sardines, plus well-known Kansas […]