Kansas City Jazz Culture

By | August 18, 2010

Kansas City jazz is a unique form of jazz that has a more fluid and relaxed sound than other styles. Its often influenced by blues and is known for its rather long solos. Kansas City jazz became extremely popular in the 1920s and 1930s when much travel brought many individuals to stops in the city. During this time period, liquor laws, including hours of service, were typically ignored. Although you may think of New Orleans as the original birthplace of jazz music, Kansas City and other cities such as St. Louis and Chicago have been very influential. In fact, Charlie Yardbird Parker was a Kansas City Native. Parker was known for being one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time. Parker was a saxophonist and was an notable developer of bebop music.


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Blair Stover on November 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm.

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