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Blue Room

1616 E 18th St, American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO
816 474 2929
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Ranked #3 of 59 Nightlife in Kansas City
Type: Jazz Bars
Activities: Nightlife
Description: This jazz bar opened in 1997.
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Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

After a day of meetings, I headed to Blue Room for a relaxing evening of jazz and was not disappointed. Monday nights are "jam" nights and I was one of the few people in the audience without an instrument with me! Almost all players were incredibly talented and I really enjoyed just tuning out the outside world and losing myself... More

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Keene, New Hampshire
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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were here for 21 years, every June for a convention. Never had the occasion to visit the Jazz District. Being our last year we wanted to experience it all.... Everyone we asked where to go said "The Blue Room". Attached to the American Jazz Museum, the manager greets almost every customer and treats them like old friends. He personally... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The venue is intimate - they only seve drinks so keep that in mind (no food at all). We saw the Charles Williams Quintet and they were fabulous. Diverse jazz selection and the quality does not get any better. Easy parking.

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Round Rock, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Enjoyed a Count Basie tribute last week at the Blue Room. Great venue, smoke free, attentive wait staff. If you are in Kansas City and looking for great Jazz or Blues, this is the place

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Better than I ever imagined! I loved it more than New Orleans! Such a gem! Get there early & stay for the evening. The live entertainment is right on point.The band & singers are beyond terrific! Wishing I was there right now!

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Kansas City Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The Blue Room should be on your list of things to see in Kansas City. If you see a performance here, you will feel like you have gone back in time when jazz came alive. They always have excellent talent and you will definitely be entertained! The admittance fee for a performance is usually $10 which is a bargain for... More

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smurfette38105
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed the jazz quintet at Blue Room played by Diverse Jazz. The vibe was wonderful all around.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Very intimate setting, good drinks and great music. The cover fee was more than reasonable. We had a great evening. The music was terrific, and the staff was extremely hospitable. If you're a jazz buff, don't miss this historic place.

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Lees Summit, Mo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you like jazz this is an excellent and intimate club in the historic Kansas City jazz district (Adjacent to 12th and vine). Small, friendly with top quality jazz. There is a different act each night and a Monday night jam session. Occasional latin jazz. Weekend covers are usually 10$. It is less during the week, and it is adjacent... More

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

5:30 pm Fridays: free live jazz at an hour when I'm still awake! Great local band and singer doing covers of standards. They took requests, did shout-outs to friends and visitors. Good time was had by all.

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