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American Jazz Museum, Kansas City

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The American Jazz Museum is a jazz museum in the historic 18th and Vine district of Kansas City, Missouri. The museum preserves the history of American jazz music, with exhibits on Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and others. Nested within the museum is a fully functioning jazz club, The Blue Room, which holds live performances multiple nights a week.
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  • Great museum, has a lot of interesting things to see and view, and lots of kiosks where you can listen to some great jazz classics. Nice place to visit. 
    Great museum, has a lot of interesting things to see and view, and lots of kiosks where you can listen to some great jazz classics. Nice place to visit.  more »
  • When I saw there was a Jazz museum in KC I made sure we stopped in and had a look around!!! Not to mention they have the Blue right onsite so you can have a good time. We sadly couldn't go as we did.....  more
    When I saw there was a Jazz museum in KC I made sure we stopped in and had a look around!!! Not to mention they have the Blue right onsite so you can have a good time. We sadly couldn't go as we did.....  more »
  • Excellent choices in the artists chosen to be highlighted. Pleasing to me, the average tourist, although they're the popular figures. The displays and their interactivity suffered because of Covid.....  more
    Excellent choices in the artists chosen to be highlighted. Pleasing to me, the average tourist, although they're the popular figures. The displays and their interactivity suffered because of Covid.....  more »
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  • This was a fun experience. There is a lot of listening stations, a replica of an old school jazz room, very fun experience. Wasn't too familiar with jazz so I can't say I knew everything there but I definitely learned a lot !
  • My first time there and it was like stepping back in time. Such a refreshing and sweet experience 💞-absolutely loved it. The artwork is priceless. I hope to see this museum and the Negro Baseball League expand soon -too much and too little history and heavy hitters crammed into too small a space.
  • Very good museum with lots of historical information and interactive displays. A few of the audio units were not working well. The headphone listening stations were much better. Learned a lot. Lots of things to read on the panels.
  • Bless their hearts. They really tried to make a great museum. The exhibits were interactive and interesting. There just wasn’t much there. It only cost $10 and I would gladly pay that for the effort to keep Jazz alive.
  • Very small museum which highlights Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald. There are also samples of their music which you can listen through headphones provided at the stations which are not sanitized between guests. It took us about 40 minutes to get through the whole thing. There is also a video that talks about the 18th and vine district in the lobby.

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