Folly Jazz Series

The Folly Jazz Series is now in its 35th year and continues its tradition of showcasing both established and emerging talents.  Small ensembles to large orchestral artists, The Folly Theater is the home for traditional, post-bop, and newer jazz artists from around the globe.

In Celebration of our 35th Season, we’re bringing in big names including Lee Ritenour, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Hot Sardines, and other acts from across the U.S.!

The 2017-2018 Folly Jazz Series includes 6 shows ranging from hot, salsa & latin Jazz, fun French Jazz, to smooth, instrumental sounds.  All concerts begin at 8 PM and most performances feature JazzTalk, a pre-concert conversation with the artist(s) and local celebrities at 7 PM (unless otherwise noted), discussing their career, music, and other passions.

Please join us in celebrating Kansas City’s Oldest Jazz Series at the Folly Theater!

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