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Blue Room

1616 E 18th St, American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO
+1 816-474-2929
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This lady got the Blues

Way back when Jazz and Blues were evolving, Kansas City was one of THE great jazz cities of this... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
MaryBeth H
Great venue for jazz - very chill

We were in town for a conference and popped over here to listen to Lisa Henry. The venue was low... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Cairo, Egypt
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This jazz bar opened in 1997.
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good4%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“jazz museum” (13 reviews)
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1616 E 18th St, American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO
+1 816-474-2929
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Way back when Jazz and Blues were evolving, Kansas City was one of THE great jazz cities of this evolving genre. Blues, jazz and barbecue kind of go together in this Kansas City historic district at 18th and Vine. The Blue Room is kind of...More

Thank MaryBeth H
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We were in town for a conference and popped over here to listen to Lisa Henry. The venue was low key and comfortable, prices were right and Lisa Henry was a joy to experience. We were greeted at the door by the "mayor" who ushered...More

Thank Djodi
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Kansas City is known for many things: The Royals, BBQ, and, of course, jazz. One evening, a friend and I stumbled across this place. Entering this place was like entering a place from the past. Regardless of what you dressed like or looked like, everyone...More

Thank Darin J
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had a few beers here and listened to the Paul Shinn trio, which played a mix of standards, and many original songs. Paul Shinn, the pianist, is headed for New York City and bigger things. But the friendliness of the room and the waitstaff...More

Thank eljay2015
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Was able to see Ida McBeth (even though she was under the weather) preform in this small wonderful setting. Just wished I lived here instead of California so I could see great jazz in a intimate setting at crazy low prices ($15 bucks, no cover)......More

Thank markj4golf
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

A very comfortable place to hear good jazz in a jazz-centric city. No food, but interesting beers on tap (some local) or bottled, also wine and mixed drinks. Good acoustics and sight lines, fascinating memorabilia on the walls and tables (the club is part of...More

1  Thank Jazzmom15
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

You go early and pick out a table among tables not reserved (although supposedly there are not reservations allowed per their web page),and suddenly they just bring more people to your table, no questions asked. Unconfortable situation to you and the new comers.

Thank rider2000
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Recently we went out on a Friday night at 5:00 p.m. and decided to hear some music before going to dinner. We were pleasantly surprised that there was no cover charge at the Blue Room and the drink charge was minimal. So we sat down...More

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We were definitely not disappointed with this excellent surprise. I will admit we arrived at a different location but were directed to the Blue room by some locals. This is definitely an excellent place to listen to some great tunes. Definitely a must if you...More

Thank jwuanb1
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Fantastic club rich in history and smooth smooth music. If you love live music and musicians that reach into the soul of Kansas City and serve it to you hot, then this is the club for you!!

Thank crbarbe
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Brent K
3 September 2017|
Response from Djodi | Reviewed this property |
Good question. I only had a drink. Maybe u can check their website.
24 January 2016|
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Response from Mrbob3338 | Reviewed this property |
Are you kidding? lol That is the best part. Some people dress to the "9's". Others look like they just came in from mowing the yard. On Mondays during open mike the guy who might have been on the trash truck in the AM... More