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C4RM presents John Coltrane "Giant Steps" hosted by Chuck Haddix

Our year long celebration of the 65th Anniversary of some of the greatest Jazz albums of all time from 1959 continues. Join us on International Jazz Day, April 30th, as our host for this special event, Chuck Haddix, presents John Coltrane's "Giant Steps".

C4RM presents John Coltrane "Giant Steps" hosted by Chuck Haddix
C4RM presents John Coltrane "Giant Steps" hosted by Chuck Haddix

Time & Location

Apr 30, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Kansas City, 5100 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA

About the event

This show will be free for students of all ages, teachers, and attendees 65+.

Center For Recorded Music's year long celebration of the 65th Anniversary of some of the greatest Jazz albums of all time from 1959 continues with  "Giant Steps" from John Coltrane.  Join us on International Jazz Day, April 30th, as our host for this special event, Chuck Haddix, presents "Giant Steps" and a musical masterclass in Jazz and Coltrane. "Giant Steps" is widely regarded as one of the most influential jazz albums of all time with many of its tracks used as templates for jazz saxophonists.  This show will be free for students of all ages, teachers, and attendees 65+. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

For 35 years Chuck Haddix has been serving up the finest in blues, soul, rhythm & blues, jumpin' jazz and zydeco, at The Fish Fry, Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight on Kansas City’s Public Radio Station, KCUR, FM 89.3.

Haddix is the director of the Marr Sound Archives, a collection of over 400,000 historic sound recordings housed in the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Haddix teaches Kansas City jazz history at the Kansas City Art Institute.  His articles have appeared in Down Beat and Living Blues Magazine. Haddix is the coauthor of Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop published by Oxford University Press and the author of Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker published by the University of Illinois Press.

This show benefits the Center For Recorded Music, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization bringing to life a new world-class cultural center and music education facility in Kansas City.  

We have free tickets for students of all ages, teachers, and 65+ that includes food and drinks, but no alcohol.  For everyone else tickets are available for $15 including Non-Alcoholic Beverages or $35 which includes Food, beverages, and Alcoholic Beverages (21+ for Alcohol, ID required).  Food selection for this show will include a selection of Pizza, Hors d'oeuvres, "heavy" appetizers, and fruit (vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free options will be available).Please bring cash for tipping bartending staff as credit cards cannot be accepted.  UMKC Catering requires us to have a final food order prior to the show, so the Food and Beverage tickets will only be on sale until the Saturday, March 21st.  We are sorry, but we will not be able to accommodate any additional food requests once ticket sales are closed.  

Parking for this event is available at the UMKC Cherry Street Parking Garage, 5005 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64110 (Enter from Oak Street).  Public parking is available on the top level and is metered during the week unless otherwise indicated.  There is a pedestrian ramp to the south that will take you to the ground level.  Proceed less than 1 block south to the entrance of the UMKC Student Union.  Accessible parking is available in the back of the Student Union with hang tags or proper plates.  Parking on the UMKC campus uses the AMP Park mobile app, available on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. If unable to download the app, meters can be paid online at https://aimsmobilepay.com/

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