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The American Jazz Museum is the only museum of its kind in the world. With a permanent exhibit, a changing art gallery, and hundreds of concerts and events every year, the AJM is devoted to preserving and exhibiting the American art form of jazz music and culture. Since its inception in 1997, the Museum has hosted thousands of students, scholars, musicians fans for over 200 performances, education programs, special exhibitions, community events and more each year, providing an opportunity to learn about the legends, honor their legacy, or simply enjoy the sounds of Kansas City jazz. Our mission is to celebrate and exhibit the experience of jazz as an original American art form through research, exhibition, education and performance at one of the country's greatest jazz crossroads - 18th & Vine.
1616 East Eighteenth Street,
Kansas City MO

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Upcoming Events

  • Oct 11 11:00 am

    Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival

    FESTIVAL INFO KANSAS CITY’s 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival Great Music, Great Food, Family Fun Have Played Key Role in Success Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival returns Saturday, October 11, with a terrific lineup of performers and substantial momentum from last year...


  • Oct 12

    Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz & Blues Festival

    "SALUTE TO GEORGE DUKE" featuring headliners: Pieces of a Dream, Bobby Lyle & Maysa, Con Funk Shun, The Messenger Legacy, Bettye LaVette, Kelley Hunt with local and regional talent. Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival (formerly Rhythm & Ribs) will be Saturday, October 12. The...


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