Kansas City's History Through Its Music: from Cowtown to Jazz Hot Spot

New World Connections

Kansas City’s growth from a “cowtown” to the “Paris of the Plains” during the years around the turn of the last century is reflected in its own popular music. Students will hear music written by Kansas Citians progressing from marches and ragtime to jazz and swing, while viewing images of places and people from the city’s past. The sounds and sights of the program are enhanced by narrative highlighting our local culture during an era of change. 


To schedule this program please contact us 816-531-4022 or by email at booknow@kcya.org. 


Grade Levels: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $557 single, $838 double / The break between performances must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 250

Program Length: 45 minutes

Requirements: computer, projector ,and screen for power point presentation of slides, microphone, four music stands, and four chairs

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