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18th and Vine Jazz Festival

April 19-21, 2018 - Gem Theater

Kansas City's Historic Jazz District at 18th and Vine.

The 18th and Vine Jazz Festival is a partnership between Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley and the American Jazz Museum. The three-day festival is a non-competitive event that provides middle school, high school and college students with an outstanding musical experience as well as an opportunity to gain deeper appreciation for Kansas City's rich jazz heritage.

Student participants will benefit from clinics with outstanding musicians and have the option of attending evening performances that will entertain and inspire.

Students will also have the opportunity to tour the American Jazz Museum, where they will be able to take advantage of the museum's artifacts, videos, recordings, etc.

Penn Valley and The American Jazz Museum are excited to invite college, high school and middle school students to the 2018 18th and Vine Student Jazz Festival.  Festival dates are April 19, 20, and 21.  As of today, we have not selected our featured artist for the Saturday, April 21 evening concert.

Tickets to the Saturday night performance are available to festival participants at a significantly reduced price of $20.  Blue Room tickets are $10.  All student performances are free and open to the public.  Educators are also encouraged to take students to the spectacular Jazz Museum while attending the festival.

Below are links to more information about the American Jazz Museum and performers:

Last Modified: 3/15/18