AARP Virtual Tour of the American Jazz Museum featuring Charlie Parker

Saturday, Aug 27, 2022
From 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Central Time


Contact: AARP Missouri

From swing to bebop, music has long flourished in Kansas City, fueled early on by local officials’ decision to turn a blind eye to violations of the nation’s reigning Prohibition laws. Nightclubs—and jazz—proliferated.

Many of those clubs were located near 18th and Vine streets, home today to the American Jazz Museum, now celebrating its 25th anniversary with the help of AARP Missouri. Throughout 2022, AARP is teaming up with the museum to offer free virtual tours of the institution and the surrounding neighborhood, often known as the place where jazz grew up. Each session will feature a different jazz great and end with live music from Kansas City musicians.

Our first two tours were fanstastic! Join us in August for the third of four tours - this one featuring the late great Charlie Parker!

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