Although Kansas City?style jazz peaked in the 1930s, it certainly hasn't disappeared.
It has just moved, and one of its locations is the Broadway Art District, home to The Broadway Jazz Club, which plays host to local jazz musicians, such as the Roger Wilder Quartet, Eboni Fondren, and maybe even the next Charlie Parker.
?We have tremendous talent that live here," general manager Pat Hanrahan told the Kansas City Star. "But they don?t play here near often enough.? The Broadway Jazz Club works to change this by showcasing the city's jazz musicians. Walking basslines, soaring vocals, and improvised solos fill the space as pianists, guitarists, and singers perform perched atop the club's bright-red stage. Wednesdays?Saturdays, these performances take place after sunset, whereas musicians entertain brunch crowds on Sundays.
The club's menu includes several twists on familiar foods. For example, a sweet balsamic glaze complements savory applewood-smoked lamb pops, and fried calamari, shrimp, and scallops arrive with triple-citrus aioli and sweet-chili dipping sauce. Even the hand-cut french fries receive an upscale treatment when tossed in white-truffle oil and parmesan cheese.