The best concerts have lots of pyrotechnics, which is why classical pianists always wear asbestos pants. Insulate yourself from boredom with today’s GrouponLive deal to Christmas with Ron Gutierrez, performed by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra at Unity Temple on the Plaza on Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m. All seats will be general admission in the balcony, listed as the sanctuary balcony on the seating chart. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get one ticket (up to a $25 value).
- For $22, you get two tickets (up to a $50 value).<p>
In a city rich in jazz heritage, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra culls some of the finest saxophonists, trumpeters, trombonists, and rhythm players from the local scene to revivify music from jazz’s booming big-band era. In the second of four concerts this season, jazz vocalist Ron Gutierrez joins the orchestra’s 18 members with his booming baritone to aurally fill the 1,400-seat concert hall. The Christmas concert will be sure to celebrate the Yuletide side of the big-band sound. With a stage full of top-notch musicians and a song list of jazzy holiday classics, the evening makes for an outing more cheery than dinner and a stenography lesson.