Kansas City Jazz A.L.I.V.E.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Notable features of organizational catalyst activities
DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

8/6/2014 by Rick Hellman – There’s a line in the New Testament—“A prophet is without honor only in his hometown”—that could describe the way Kansas City has sometimes regarded its most famous musical son, Charlie “Bird” Parker.

KC BUSINESS JOURNAL

Aug 12, 2014 by Leslie Collins, Kansas City Business Journal – The Charlie Parker Celebration is not just about the Kansas City saxophone great. It is about celebrating the area jazz and uniting the jazz community.

THE KANSAS CITY STAR

August 13, 2014 by Joe Klopus – The group KC Jazz Alive has put together a Charlie Parker Celebration, the first sizable community effort on behalf of Parker’s memory and achievements in this town in too many years.

JAZZTIMES MAGAZINE

08/05/14 by Jeff Tamarkin – A citywide, 17-day celebration of Charlie Parker is planned for Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 14-30. A joint effort by KC Jazz ALIVE, the series of events will explore and celebrate the life and legacy of Kansas City native Parker.

AWARENESS

Raise the Tide that Lifts all Jazz Boats!

Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is a 501 (c)(3) catalyst group organized to implement opportunities for the Greater Kansas City jazz community.

Its members work in concert to “Raise the Tide that Lifts all Jazz Boats”.

The mission of Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is to:

A-Build AWARENESS of the needs of the metropolitan jazz community

L-Serving as a LISTENING body

I-Provide a platform for the integration of IDEAS

V-Function as a VOICE for the jazz community

E–Provide EXPOSURE to applicable resources for the Kansas City jazz community.

  • LISTENING
  • IDEAS
  • VOICE
  • EXPOSURE

FOUNDERS

Representing Several Key Arts Organizations
JON McGRAW
[ UMKC Jazz Friends ]
GREG CARROLL
[ American Jazz Museum ]
STEVE HARGRAVE
[ KC Jazz Ambassadors ]
PAM HIDER-JOHNSON
[ Elder Statesmen of KC Jazz ]

BLOG

Updates from the founders and board of directors

Get in touch