Through concert performances and educational endeavors, The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra strives to preserve the rich heritage of jazz, nurture its growth, and encourage the appreciation of America’s Classical Music as a viable art form.
"A Big Band Christmas"
December 10, 2010 • 8 p.m. Unity on the Plaza
A perfect opportunity to celebrate the holiday season in Kansas City! This performance on the Plaza will feature some of the most beautiful big band arrangements ever written from a variety of arrangers including Rob McConnell, Duke Ellington, Bill Holman, Tom Kubis, Bob Florence and our very own Kerry Strayer.
Imagine Joe Williams, Johnny Hartman, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Big Joe Turner rolled into one. Vocalist Gabe Harris personifies and combines all the attributes of these legendary crooners.