Best of Kansas City 2017: Beauty & Arts

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Best Jazz Group

Kansas City Jazz Orchestra


   This not-for-profit organization, led by artistic director/conductor Clint Ashlock, presents a series of concerts featuring guest instrumentalists and vocalists or a theme to showcase the diversity of jazz. Comprising the city's finest musicians, KCJO has been nurturing the growth and preserving the rich heritage of jazz, an art form for all ages, since 2003. Youth and community outreach programs, such as jazz camp, master classes and artists in residence, are also an integral part of the orchestra's mission. Be sure to catch "Jumpin' Down Route 66," a celebration of rhythm-and-blues classics, Oct. 6 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. kcjazzorchestra.net

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