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Metropolitan Community College Music Program

18th and Vine Jazz Festival

2020 18th and Vine Jazz Festival

April 16, 17 and 18, 2020 - 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.

MCC-Penn Valley and American Jazz Museum are excited to invite college, high school and middle school students to the 2020 18th and Vine Jazz Festival.  Dates are April 16, 17, and 18, 2020. 

Presenters and Musicians

8:00a.m. to 5:00pm, Middle School, High School and College Jazz Ensembles will perform on the half hour

Other Performances

  • 8:30 p.m. - Blue Room performance TBA -  April 16
  • 5:30 p.m. - The Penn Valley Jazz Ensemble - April 18
  • 8:30 p.m. - Blue Room performance TBA - April 17

Tickets and Registration

All festival participants receive free admission to the American Jazz Museum

18th and Vine Jazz Festival Online Registration (Google Docs)

MCC-Penn Valley Music Department
3201 Southwest Trafficway,
Kansas City, MO., 64111-22764

Department Coordinator:
Clarence Smith
Science/Technology, room 002-A
Phone: 816.604.4456