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Address: 1616 E 18th St, American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO
Phone Number: +1 816-474-2929
Today
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Description:

This jazz bar opened in 1997.

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I can die happy

Was able to see Ida McBeth (even though she was under the weather) preform in this small wonderful setting. Just wished I lived here instead of California so I could see great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
markj4golf
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Ontario, California
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Ontario, California
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167 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was able to see Ida McBeth (even though she was under the weather) preform in this small wonderful setting. Just wished I lived here instead of California so I could see great jazz in a intimate setting at crazy low prices ($15 bucks, no cover)... it was awesome!

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Chicago, Illinois
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118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

A very comfortable place to hear good jazz in a jazz-centric city. No food, but interesting beers on tap (some local) or bottled, also wine and mixed drinks. Good acoustics and sight lines, fascinating memorabilia on the walls and tables (the club is part of the American Jazz Museum) and an audience that respects the music and the performers. Well... More 

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1 Thank Jazzmom15
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

You go early and pick out a table among tables not reserved (although supposedly there are not reservations allowed per their web page),and suddenly they just bring more people to your table, no questions asked. Unconfortable situation to you and the new comers.

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Thank rider2000
Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

Recently we went out on a Friday night at 5:00 p.m. and decided to hear some music before going to dinner. We were pleasantly surprised that there was no cover charge at the Blue Room and the drink charge was minimal. So we sat down and began to hear some of the best live music I have ever heard..for FREE!!... More 

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Thank Yvonne C
Oklahoma City
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We were definitely not disappointed with this excellent surprise. I will admit we arrived at a different location but were directed to the Blue room by some locals. This is definitely an excellent place to listen to some great tunes. Definitely a must if you are in the area. We were here for one of their jam sessions and it... More 

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Thank jwuanb1
Emporia, Kansas
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic club rich in history and smooth smooth music. If you love live music and musicians that reach into the soul of Kansas City and serve it to you hot, then this is the club for you!!

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Thank crbarbe
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

Decided spur of the moment to try to Blue Room after driving in and checking onto our hotel. We had two 14 yr olds with us and debated about how it would be for them at 9:00 on a Thursday night. We had nothing to worry about as there was such a great mix of people there. After finding out... More 

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2 Thank Pickleandtwins
Kansas City, MO
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the finest jazz venue anywhere. Where else can you here great music, be entertained by students who drop in to jam and really experience the vibe that comes from the synergy created by musicians and an audience that is there to appreciate them. The audience is always a mix of old/young/black/white dressed to the nines or just in... More 

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2 Thank Mrbob3338
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

MY FAVORITE. I would have loved to stay here all day. Putting headphones on and listening to this wonderful music was awesome. Walked into the nightclub (which was closed) and it just sent chills. Small but cozy. So so much history here. I would love to come back to Kansas just to visit this jazz room again.

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1 Thank Diane C
Kansas City, Missouri
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49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

Located in the heart of the historic Jazz District in KC, I really wanted to love this place. Because of the poor customer service, I can only give it an average rating. I really enjoyed the performance by the Latin Jazz All Stars. The Blue Room is an intimate venue where, depending on your seat, you can get up close... More 

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