[eDebate] about the Musicians foundation...RE: About late night Jazz...
Tue May 30 18:48:37 CDT 2006
Just to clarify so you know :)
More info on the Mutual Musicians Foundation...
Today, the tradition jams on at the Mutual Musicians Foundation, located on
the former site of Local 627 at 1823 Highland Ave., in the heart of the
historic 18th and Vine District. The Mutual Musicians Foundation, Inc.,
originally incorporated to manage the building and assets of Local 627,
continued operating the building as a social club for musicians and fans
after the merger with Local 34 in 1970. In 1979, the Foundation was
prominently featured in Bruce Ricker?s film, The Last of the Blue Devils. A
National Historic Landmark, the building is also entered in the National
Register of Historic Places and the Kansas City Landmarks Commission
As they have since 1930, musicians gather at the Foundation Friday and
Saturday nights after midnight to jam into the early morning hours.
It's an experience...and its something to do late...
Here's a comment from Chuck Haddix of UMKC - jazz archivist...
"And fine players continue to come out of here. The tradition continues. I
mean, if you go down to 1823 Highland, at the Mutual Musicians Foundation,
about 2 o'clock in the morning on Saturday night--the cats are still jamming
down there. There's a lot of world-class musicians still coming out of
Darren... do I get to drag you there? :)
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