The Kansas City Jazz Alliance preserves and advances the art form of jazz in Kansas City by inspiring and developing the next generation of jazz artists, educators, and supporters through educational programs and concert performances.
Our vision of the future of Jazz in Kansas City is a community of supporters who in their youth were exposed to jazz, had opportunities to learn about jazz and perform jazz, and who grew up with a strong appreciation for Kansas City's unique legacy, and are willing to actively perpetuate that legacy throughout their lives.
Our vision of effective jazz education results in a musician who is able to explore their own musical intuition by learning methods to express that intuition in a framework that can be developed, shared, and communicated effectively to fellow musicians and audience members. This is the essence of jazz improvisation.
The Johnson County Youth Jazz Orchestras
a division of The Kansas City Youth Jazz Orchestra