May 2, 2014



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.

Musicians Assisting Musicians – The Business of Jazz 2018

KC Jazz ALIVE is proud to announce our upcoming MAM event for Kansas City musicians on April 21, 2018 from 9am – 1pm.  MAM will be hosted at Black Dolphin (1013 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108).  The workshop and sessions will benefit area musicians by helping them enhance their online media presence.  MAM will provide guidance to musicians who wish to enhance their careers in jazz.

This unique workshop will benefit area musicians by helping them fine-tune their online marketing skills, informing musicians on what it takes to run a successful music business and much more! Attendees will learn effective social media techniques to help secure more employment opportunities. National recording artist, Karla Bauer, will present to the educational workshop highlighting “how to promote yourself in a digital world” and “critical information musicians need to be successful in the music industry.”

Jon Trozzolo of Crossroads Media Group, Inc. will be present to capture live action shots of musicians performing on a real jazz stage at Black Dolphin. Only the first 35 musicians to register will have their professional photos taken at no additional cost.  Musicians will be able to use these photos for their own personal promotion. Musicians, bring your instruments!!! Be sure to dress nicely for your photos, or bring a change of clothes.

Your ticket purchase includes: a copy of Karla Bauer’s full presentation after the workshop, professional action photos sent digitally after the workshop (only for the first 35 musicians to register), and lunch provided by Karen Anderson of K & K Catering.

** Scholarships available to musicians. Contact Macy Layne at for more information**