One or Two Tickets to the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra's "A Tribute to Gerry Mulligan" at Unity Temple on October 14 at 8 p.m.

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Tribute show celebrates cool-jazz originator & legendary baritone saxophonist in big-band performance with Mulligan's longtime bandmates

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Promotional value expires Oct 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for admission at Unity Church box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Unity Church box office. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Unity Church. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects KCJO current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Getting front-row seats to a concert often requires fans to overpay scalpers or name their firstborn child 93.1 FM. See a show on your terms with today's GrouponLive deal for tickets to see "A Tribute to Gerry Mulligan," performed by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra at Unity Temple on the Plaza on Friday, October 14, 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).

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. During the "Tribute to Gerry Mulligan" concert, the orchestra revisits the legendary baritone saxophonist's repertoire, backed up by the musician's longtime rhythm section of bassist Dean Johnson and drummer Ron Vincent. Along with Miles Davis, Mulligan helped fuel the cool-jazz movement, inspiring other players to tone down their tempos, lighten the tones, and wear sunglasses at night. Although his songs marked a sophisticated revolution for the genre, they also contained gritty, soulful elements mimetic of Mulligan's edgy personal life, including a drug arrest that the Guardian named the 20th key event in the history of jazz music, coming in right behind the day Charlie Parker blew a newborn dove out of his saxophone.

Housed in the acoustically sound, 1,400-seat concert hall at Unity Temple on the Plaza, the "Tribute to Gerry Mulligan" concert will celebrate the delicate side of the big-band sound. With a stageful of top-notch musicians and a song list of throwback jazz classics, the evening makes for a date night more innovative than dinner and a stenography lesson.

Though Kansas City Jazz Orchestra offers students balcony seats for $5, this Groupon offers the best deal for most.

Customer Reviews

I and my wife enjoyed every minute. great sound and wonderful solo's. When will you do it again?
Bill N. · October 26, 2011
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