Kansas City Jazz Orchestra is celebrating 20 years with the release of a commemorative book and fourth studio album, both of which celebrate the past and embrace the future of the organization and Kansas City jazz. The commemorative book and vinyl run of the upcoming album are limited edition and only available by pre-sale.
The commemorative book, written by local arts contributor Libby Hanssen, will document KCJO’s history, pay tribute to those that have played a vital role in our success and growth and look to KCJO’s exciting future.
The upcoming album honors the rich Kansas City jazz legacy, but with a twenty-first century twist. Our first album in eight years will feature the iconic Moten Swing, a Kansas City standard that dates back nearly a century, and compositions from mainstay musicians in our Big Band and guest vocalist Eboni Fondren.
The purchase of the packaged book and vinyl or either standalone piece also includes an invitation to our official release party on September 23, 2023 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
The album and book will be available for pick-up at the release party (if unable to attend, packages will be sent in the mail) and CDs will also be available for purchase at this time.