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Address: 1616 E 18th St, American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO
Phone Number:
+1 816-474-2929
Today
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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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My idea of heaven

We had a few beers here and listened to the Paul Shinn trio, which played a mix of standards, and many original songs. Paul Shinn, the pianist, is headed for New York City and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
eljay2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a few beers here and listened to the Paul Shinn trio, which played a mix of standards, and many original songs. Paul Shinn, the pianist, is headed for New York City and bigger things. But the friendliness of the room and the waitstaff was fantastic. The back wall is lined with interesting photos of jazz greats through the... More 

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Ontario, California
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

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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Thank markj4golf
Chicago, Illinois
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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34 attraction reviews
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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19 reviews
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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139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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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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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