A History of Jazz


Jazz Clubs - Kansas City

The Phoenix
302 West 8th
Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 472-0001

This jazz themed restaurant offers the best in dining and live entertainment. Since its opening in 1989, The Phoenix has been swinging to Kansas City’s best in jazz and blues. Artists who have performed here include Karryn Allyson, The Scamps, Jim Mair, Kim Park, Pat Morrissey, Carmel Jones, Myra Taylor, and Bobby Watson.

Jazz—A Louisiana Kitchen
1823 W. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 531-5556

A Louisiana Kitchen offers a blend of authentic Cajun cuisine and live jazz performances. Its goal is to bring the tastes, sights, and sounds of New Orleans to Kansas City. Live blues, jazz, and Dixieland are featured every Wednesday through Sunday.

The Blue Room
1600 E 18th Street
Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 474-2929

This jazz club is a fine replica of the 1930 original Blue Room where Charlie Parker used to play. It serves as a jazz museum, with pictures of jazz legends adorning the walls and tables. The Blue Note offers live jazz performances four nights a week.

4536 Main St.
Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 561-6480.

Home to some of Kansas City’s finest jazz musicians, this jazz supper club serves good food and enjoyable music within an intimate setting. Live music is performed Monday through Saturday, with late night jam sessions after midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.