18th and Vine Jazz Festival

Additional Information
Contact Info

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
Email: Clarence.Smith@mcckc.edu



Featuring Nathan Davis and NEA Jazz Master Curtis Fuller

April 17-19, 2014
Gem Theatre
Kansas City's historic Jazz District at 18th and Vine.

The 2014 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. The MCC-Penn Valley Jazz Ensemble will perform on Friday, April 18 and saxophonist and educator Nathan Davis will present an afternoon clinic and evening concert with trombonist Curtis Fuller on Saturday, April 19. Their appearance is part of the acclaimed Jamin' at the Gem Jazz Festival Series.

Tickets to the SAturday night performance are available to festival participants at a significantly reduced price. Educators are also encouraged to take students to the spectacular Jazz Museum while attending the festival.

Last Modified: 2/10/14