Kansas City Jazz Museum Switcheroo & Nobody Cared

A quick update and reminder . . .

If they closed this place today . . . Almost nobody would notice. Why??? Because the 18th & Vine hasn't built a sustainable profit model despite taxpayer subsidy that has lasted longer than the Jazz Age.

Accordingly, here's news about a change up in management . . .

Rashida Phillips, who has served as the American Jazz Museum’s executive director since 2020, is leaving her post to pursue other interests.

The museum's board of directors announced Thursday that ethnomusicologist Dina Bennett has been named the museum’s interim executive director, effective Aug. 19.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

The head of Kansas City's American Jazz Museum has stepped down

After Rashida Phillips announced she was leaving her post to pursue other interests, museum leadership announced the appointment of Dina Bennett as interim executive director.