Outside Jazz Museum
The greatest jazz musicians have come from Kansas City, have played in Kansas City, or have been inspired by musicians with Kansas City roots. The American Jazz Walk of Fame honors those talented musicicans and celebrates this great Kansas City tradition. Read more
KC's own platinum selling songstress with continuing success since her initial hit, "Get Here". She has roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of jazz, soul, R&B, urban, and popular music. Her success, nurtured by worldwide tours with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, and Luther Vandross, has been solidfied by four Grammy nominations.
Neo-soul/R&B singer, songwriter, and producer debuted on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop chart with"Guess Who Loves You More". Among subsequent achievements are Grammy nominations for the songs "Woman" and "Customer", as well as a Best R&B Album Grammy nomination for The Love & War MasterPeace.
On June 1st, as part of the American Jazz
Walk of Fame, the Historic 18th & Vine
District will celebrate its sixth year of
honoring jazz artists by immortalizing
their names in 30-inch bronze medallions
embedded in the sidewalks on 18th Street.
The Induction Ceremony, open to the public
and free of charge, will take place on 18th
street between the Blue Room and the
Jazz Museum where five medallions will be
Honorees and/or family representatives of
the honorees will participate in the ceremony
and receive replicas of the medallions.
Previous years have honored 29 additional artists and their medallions were placed Those artists included: Bennie Moten, Claude Fiddler Williams,
Coleman Randolph Hawkins, Myra Taylor, Lester Young, Everette DeVan, Melba Liston, Ben Webster, Queen Bey,Louis Armstrong, George Benson, Nina Simone,
Luqman Hamza, Thelonious Monk, Ramsey Lewis, Ella Fitzgerald,Oliver Todd, Ben Kynard, Ida McBeth, Sonny Kenner, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Marilyn Maye and
The Missouri Arts Council
Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund
in-kind support from the City of Kansas City
Jazz District Renaissance Corporation