KC Jazz Orchestra

KC Jazz Orchestra

8 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2021 | Yardley Hall

Starting at $35

Individual Tickets

Pre-show dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Join the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, one of the nation’s preeminent big bands, for a thrilling display of jazz virtuosity! KCJO will present a combination of classic and original repertoire that celebrates the past while embracing the future.

Founded in 2003, KCJO is one of the nation’s preeminent big bands, performing classic and original repertoire in a variety of settings. KCJO puts forth engaging themed shows ranging from Duke Ellington’s early works to brand-new reimaginations of pop music that celebrate the past and embrace the future.

The orchestra was modeled after the Columbus (Ohio) Jazz Orchestra which, at the time, had been performing for more than 30 years. KCJO performs regularly at well-known Kansas City venues and participates in festivals, educational programs and USO-style dance events across the region.

In 2013, Clint Ashlock was named artistic director and conductor. He holds master’s degrees in jazz and music composition and is pursuing a doctorate in trumpet performance at the University of Kansas. KCJO supports music education and student scholarships and frequently hosts master classes conducted by their outstanding visiting artists.

Supported in part by Peter Goulet.

Pre-show Dinner Available

6:30 p.m., October 22, 2021

Café Tempo, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art


We’re looking forward to seeing you for the Friday, October 22, performance with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. To make the evening really special, come and enjoy dinner with us before the show!

Menu for Pre-Show Dinner

First Course

Caesar Salad


Pan Seared Chicken Breast

Tomato Basil Broth and Mostaccioli

Grilled Squash and Zucchini


German Chocolate Cheesecake

Vegetarian Option ($25):

Grilled Vegetable Flatbread


Water, Tea and Coffee are complimentary

Wine, Beer and Soda may be purchased separately

For reservations: purchase online or call 913-469-4445, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Space is limited and parties will be six feet apart. To sit together, make one reservation for yourself and your friends.

Please arrive by 6:15. The first course will be served at 6:30 sharp. You may park in front of the Midwest Trust Center and follow the signs to the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.