Folly Jazz Series
35th Anniversary of the Folly Jazz Series!
35 Years Ago...The Folly Theater took on the passion project of developing an annual Jazz series. This series would bring unknowns, big names, and even local talent to the historic stage to showcase new and loved styles of Jazz. The Folly Theater Jazz Series has brought some world renowned artists to Kansas City including Eliane Elias, Jonathan Batiste, Donny McCaslin, and Robert Glasper. Even bringing in local names like Bob James, Bobby Watson, and the beautiful, Karrin Allyson. The team at the Folly Theater has always worked as hard as possible to bring Kansas City a diverse range of Jazz influences. This year, you should expect no different.
35th Anniversary Folly Jazz Series Line Up!
This year's line-up includes a mix of guitar, Latin, orchestral, and hot French Jazz. The Folly Theater's Executive Director, Gale Tallis, worked very hard to put together a bang-up series this year bringing new and some familiar names to Kansas City.www.LeeRitenour.com www.SpanishHarlemOrchestra.com www.MarcusRoberts.com www.CyrilleMusic.com www.HotSardines.com www.SFJazz.org/SFJAZZcollective
Gale Tallis, Executive Director of the Folly Theater, gives some input on the significance of our 35th anniversary:
This year, the historic Folly Theater celebrates bringing 35 years of bringing the world’s greatest jazz musicians to Kansas City in what Downbeat Magazine noted is “one of the 150 best jazz venues in the world”. From Dave Brubeck to Esperanza Spaulding, the Yellowjackets and Bobby Watson, audiences have been wowed by the amazing acoustics and experience of hearing jazz in such an intimate space. This year’s series features something for everyone with our opening performance of contemporary jazz artist Lee Ritenour, to the joyful music of The Hot Sardines and our final performance with the incredible SFJazz Collective!
Season Renewals are available now by mailing in the form mailed to you
New Season Subscribers are open August 1st (Placed after August 15th)
Individual Ticket sales are open August 18th[gallery ids="9060,9061,9062,9063,9064,9065"]