Ruel Joyce and Jazz Recital Series

Recital Series - Spring 2020

Noon on Mondays and Tuesdays, February 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020 | Recital Hall in the Carlsen Center (except where noted)

Free Admission

Limited reserved parking is available for all Jazz Series performances.


The one-hour performances are free and open to the public on a first-come, first seated basis.


Now in their 31st year, the hour-long recitals feature some of the most respected professional classical and jazz musicians in the Kansas City area. Many of them tour internationally and perform with noted local organizations like the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. Some of them are on the faculties of conservatories and music programs in Kansas and Missouri. Others teach privately and play in bands for musical theatre. Many are featured in festivals across the country.

All events are located in the Carlsen Center Recital Hall, *except where noted. 

SPRING 2020 RUEL JOYCE SERIESMondays at noon 
Feb. 17 The Wires
Feb. 24
*Polsky Theatre
Thomas Rosenkranz, piano
Mar. 2 Kristee Haney, mezzo soprano
Erin Bates Kemp, piano
Mar. 9 Kimberly Farnsworth, bassoon
Mar. 16
*Polsky Theatre
Mark Lowry, Marimba and More
Mar. 23 Harp 2 Harp
Roseanne Gortenburg
Phaedra Moll
Mar. 30
*Polsky Theatre
Lyric Opera Resident Artists
Apr. 6 The Kansas Virtuosi

SPRING 2020 JAZZ SERIES - Tuesdays at noon

Feb. 25
*Polsky Theatre
Brad Gregory Sextet
Mar. 3 Ervin Brown Quartet
Mar. 10 Eclipse Trio
Mar. 17
*Polsky Theatre
Molly Hammer Quintet
Mar. 24 Michael McClintock and Jeff Freling, guitars
Mar. 31
*Polsky Theatre
JCCC Faculty Jazz Quintet
Apr. 7 Adam Larson Quartet