Kansas City Jazz Club Guide

Here we will give you a complete list of the many Kansas City Jazz Clubs, and a view to the Hip, Cool and Swinging Jazz Scene. Everything from Bars and Clubs, Live Jazz Jam Sessions and much more.

Kansas City is world renowned for it rich Jazz legacy. Jazz in Kansas City was born in the 1920s and continues today in clubs and events held throughout the city. More than 20 area nightclubs feature jazz on a regular basis. The world famous Kansas City style can still be heard nightly at clubs across the KC area. Here is a list of our favorite spots:

*12 Baltimore Bar & Cafe: Located in the Downtown area, this traditionally american venue, besides serving tasty food it also features live jazz on its weekend nights. Located inside Hotel Phillips.

*American Jazz Museum: All the sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at he American Jazz Museum. It features interactive exhibits and educational programs as well as the famous Blue Room, a working jazz club. Its located in the legendary 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, this is the place where jazz masters like Charlie Parker defined the sound of Jazz.

*Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City: This casino located in the Northeast Area constantly features live music acts every night.

*Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa: This casino is located also on the Northeast Area, and they are constantly having live Jazz at nights as a celebration to KC tradition.

*B.B.'s Lawn Side Bar-B-Q: In the Southeast area you can find this restaurant where Jazz & Blues meet barbecue. They normally feature live blues every wednesday and sunday nights.

*Boozefish Wine Bar: The best mediterranean food, located in the Country Club Plaza Area. Although not as big as the other bars and clubs listed here. However it still has live jazz and other types of music play on their stage.

*Club at Plaza III: Advertsised only as KC's premier Jazz Club. Here is a place that pretends to preserve intact the Jazz tradition.

*Elder Statesmen of Kansas City Jazz, Inc: The Elder Statesmen of Kansas City Jazz celebrates 26-years as a jazz service organization for senior musicians in the metropolitan area.

*Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors (Jazz Jam): Jazz Ambassadors uniquely plan original 'Jazzin' Up the Town' Private Jazz Crawls and 'A Jazz Nite Out' for innovative group events of 30 persons.

*The Phoenix Jazz Club: Located in the Downtown Area, this Jazz Club is also a premier Steakhouse. A highly recommended traditional Kansas City Jazz Club. KC Jazz Approved!