The mission of Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is to:
E-Provide EXPOSURE to applicable resources for the Kansas City jazz community
The “Exposure Committee” wanted to find a way to address the unemployment issues area musicians presently face. Realizing that many musicians will not secure musical work on a consistent basis, but can explore other employment opportunities/options to achieve the same goals, the “Exposure Committee” formed the “Musicians Assisting Musicians” (MAM) speaker and workshop series.
The first MAM event was held June 6, 2014 at the Folly Theater. Following this very successful launch of MAM, planning is underway for a number of additional workshops. The end result being to assist musicians throughout the Kansas City metro area to build and/or continue their careers.