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American Jazz Museum To Participate In National Chamber Music Month


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The American Jazz Museum will join thousands of musicians and hundreds of concert presenters across the country this May in celebrating National Chamber Music Month.

The American Jazz Museum’s presentation of a monthlong calendar in the Blue Room jazz club that features Charlotte Embry and Soigné on Friday, May 1st; the Dino Massa / Christopher Burnett Group on Friday, May 8th; and, the Modern Jazz Disciples with vocalist, Lisa Henry and poet, Glenn North, is part of a nationwide initiative to raise public awareness of the many styles of small ensemble music performed and presented today. The month- long series of performances, residencies, pre- and post-concert discussions, and other chamber music events will showcase ensemble music of all styles, including early, classical, jazz, and world music. Last year, participation spanned all fifty states and featured both well-established and emerging ensembles.

Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals and the organization behind National Chamber Music Month, has encouraged ensembles and presenters to utilize this month to increase public awareness of chamber music and to attract new audiences within their own communities.

“At the Blue Room, upcoming bands, seasoned veterans of the local jazz scene, national talent and internationally renowned jazz artists share the spotlight,” states American Jazz Museum CEO, Greg Carroll, about the working club exhibit which was named after the famed 1930s Street Hotel club that as located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District of Kansas City.

Chamber Music America defines chamber music as works for small ensembles of 2–10 members, playing one to a part and generally performing without a conductor.

“Chamber music is a vibrant and diverse field,” said Margaret M. Lioi, CEO of Chamber Music America. “It includes contemporary music, jazz, world music, Western classical, and styles that draw from all of these. National Chamber Music Month will showcase the richness of chamber music through performances in urban and rural areas across the country, and we are thrilled that so many presenters and ensembles are participating.”

Blue Room tickets are available at 816.474.6262, americanjazzmuseum.org, or ticketmaster outlets. For information on other performances taking place across the country during National Chamber Music Month, visit our website.

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