Folly Jazz Series

The Folly Jazz Series is now in its 36th 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.

The 2018-2019 Folly Jazz Series includes 7 shows this year. This year’s artists all focus on certain genres of jazz but have mastered cross-over and fusion of several genres, providing audiences with captivating experiences.  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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