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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  • September 30, 2017
    We really enjoyed reading the interesting details of the development and history of jazz. It was great to see and hear some great music.  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    This was an awesome experience there is so much to see and learn about the history of the great musicians from the past. I truly advise if you go to this museum to partake in the Trivia game. It allow...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    What a joy it was to visit this museum. Fun interactive exhibits that allow one to participate in a jazz performance, walls covered in memorabilia and provocative quotes by some of the greats, and a w...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 24, 2017
    Amazing place.. I felt like home visiting here and would consider going back.
  • May 27, 2017
    Great artifacts from early jazz history. Nice interactive displays. Not much focus on modern jazz and improv.
  • June 20, 2017
    The NLBM and the Jazz Museum was the only draw for me in KC back in 2003. Worth coming back to, and I would bring the family. ©TIFA 2003
  • April 12, 2017
    Great museum, also right next door is the Negro baseball museum full of history and facts. Just an awesome experience

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