KCKCC’s Jazz Cabaret slated for April 12

Jazz music is filling Kansas City Kansas Community College next month as it holds the annual Jazz Cabaret.

The Jazz Cabaret is at 6 p.m. April 12 in Upper Jewell on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

Tickets are $25 and $15 for children. Tickets are $10 after 7:30 p.m. Children 10 years old and younger are free.

The cabaret will feature the KCKCC Blue Devil Jazz Ensemble (directed by Jim Mair), the KCKCC Latin Jazz Ensemble (directed by Justin Binek), the college’s three vocal jazz ensembles (Vocal Lab, Fusion and The Standard, all directed by John Stafford) and the KC Latin All-Stars, who will be playing at 7:30 p.m.

“The Jazz Cabaret is one of our traditional music concerts at KCKCC (over 20 years now),” said John Stafford, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at KCKCC. “Patrons will enjoy a very wide variety of music performed by our music groups including Latin, swing, blues, R&B, funk, pop and a cappella.”

The first half of the show will feature the student ensembles in performance with a catered taco dinner and drink options of beer, wine or non-alcoholic cocktails. The second half of the production will feature the KC Latin All-Stars who will provide music for everyone to dance.

The event is sponsored by the KCKCC Music Club, with help from the KCKCC Intercultural Center, the Art Department, the Tech-Theatre Department, Media Services, Building and Grounds and the Division of Art and Humanities.

“For the ticket price, attendees get a catered meal, beer/wine, and they’ll get to practice their salsa dancing. We’ll even have two salsa dancing instructors at the show,” Stafford said. “Proceeds go towards both our ACDA/Music Club Student Organization and the Music Department travel fund for next year. Members of our choirs will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in the fall 2018 semester.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact John Stafford at 913-288-7137 or email at jstafford@kckcc.edu.

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