Early this year, "Downbeat" magazine announced a global list of 25 cities where jazz "thrives." Kansas City, alas, failed to make the cut. A friend in New York responded with outrage. Portland? I see her point, but I also understand how our jazz legacy is so often overlooked.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Kansas City Jazz Scene Denied Top Ranking
REALLY GREAT THINK PIECE from this local culture mag about the future of Kansas City jazz and the only thing we have to offer in addition is that KCMO has contributed $100-MILLION to 18th & Vine Jazz District but this town still doesn't have much credibility when it comes to jazz destinations across the country. Never mind all of the turmoil at the Jazz Museum. Here's the artsy lamentation: