Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tickets now available for KCKCC’s Jazz Cabaret

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Jazz music will be filling Kansas City Kansas Community College at the end of this month as it hosts the annual Jazz Cabaret.

The Jazz Cabaret is at 6 p.m. April 23 in Upper Jewell on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for students, children over five-years-old and seniors 60 and over.

Music will be provided by the KCKCC Jazz Combo and Vocal Jazz Ensembles. In addition, it will feature a catered dinner by Wyandot BBQ, complimentary drinks and a silent auction. The event is a fundraiser for student travel.

“The Jazz Cabaret is a collaboration of multiple departments on campus, and it is funded for the first time this year by the Francis Family Foundation (with special thanks to Dr. Cherilee Walker, who pursued the funding),” said John Stafford, director of Choral Activities at KCKCC. “Audience members will be able to enjoy a wonderful jazz experience with catered dinner and live music for two hours, all based in Wyandotte County. There will also be a Silent where audience members have a chance to purchase wonderful items (including a trip and jewelry) as part of the event. The organization of Cabaret isn't possible without the help of Barbara Clark-Evans, Director of the Intercultural Center.”

Proceeds from the event will go to the Music Department for educational traveling opportunities. The KCKCC Jazz ensembles will travel to Louisville, KY in January to perform at the 2016 Jazz Educators Network's JENerations Festival.

For more information, contact John Stafford at 913-288-7137 or by email at jstafford@kckcc.edu.