Jazz Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli & Patriarch of the Marsalis family, Ellis Marsalis, passed away on April 1st, 2020. While we are sad for any upsets in the jazz world like this, these two hold a special place in our hearts. Both Bucky & Ellis have played at the Folly Theater as a part of the Folly Jazz series.
Drake Rorabaugh went through several processes before finding his voice in the collection below. A collection that illustrates the music of the Folly Jazz Series artists. Drake’s Pedrito Martinez poster was selected as one of the winning designs!
Every year the Folly Theater teams up with the KCAI Graphic Design Juniors where the students are given the opportunity to design the posters for the Folly Jazz Series. This provides the students with real-world client experience while elevating the Folly’s design and appearance! Anthony Williams posters stood out for not just their colors, but…
Fiona Dougan is a student at the Kansas City Art Institute and participated in the annual Folly Jazz Series Poster Design competition with other students in her class! Fiona had amazing, bold designs that the judges loved. Fiona also won the best design for her Branford Marsalis poster!
The Folly Theater & the Kansas City Art Institute partnered in a poster design project eleven years ago. The project was designed to provide the KCAI Graphic Design students with real-world client experience, while at the same time, elevating the aesthetic of the Folly Theater.
The iconic saxophonist will be performing at the Folly Theater on October 4th. Get to know more about his background before the concert!
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We’re ecstatic to officially announce this year’s line up for the 37th Annual Folly Jazz Series. As the longest-running jazz series in Kansas City, we take great pride and great care in the artists that we book to perform at our historic venue.
Ezra Dufair was the winner of the Arturo Sandoval poster design. You can find other student interviews here as we post them! Ezra Dufair Age: 21 | Field of Study: Graphic Design WHAT WERE YOUR HONEST THOUGHTS WHEN YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS PROJECT? “I saw last year’s juniors struggle through this project so I was very…
The Folly Team is keeping a close eye on the weather today, as well as the street crews. Currently, the concert is still happening. If there is any change, the Folly Team will make every effort to reach all patrons and update them as well as process refunds. Please keep an eye on our social…