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American Jazz Museum, Kansas City

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The American Jazz Museum is the only museum of its kind in the world. With a permanent exhibit, a changing art gallery, and hundreds of concerts and events every year, the AJM is devoted to preserving and exhibiting the American art form of jazz music and culture.
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  • As a jazz fan, I really enjoyed this. My only criticism is that it wasn't as comprehensive as I would have liked. Key exhibits (to my memory) were Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Ella...  more »
  • I had such a fantastic time here. It's like the best history of jazz class ever -- if that sounds like a good time, then this is for you! The coolest part of this museum is the curation of musical lis...  more »
  • I think the highlight of this little museum is that you can pop into the Blue Room and hear live music and really get into the mood. They have exhibits about Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and Duke E...  more »
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  • Such a disappointment. Some interesting art and things on the walls, but so many broken interactive exhibits. I love Jazz, but it is hard to get anyone involved with it who doesn't have knowledge already, so I understand the challenge. I would have like to have seen more of a mention of the wide spread types of Jazz-acid, bebop, future jazz, influence on rap, etc. I wouldn't go again unless I was nearby and it was free.
  • Great artifacts from early jazz history. Nice interactive displays. Not much focus on modern jazz and improv.
  • Great museum, also right next door is the Negro baseball museum full of history and facts. Just an awesome experience
  • Every Friday they do Jazz Storytime. It was amazing! The music and singing was so much fun and the kids loved it!
  • Bring a set of good headphones with you if you can, a lot of the ones they have here don't work well.