About the Blue RoomNamed after the famed 1930s Street Hotel club in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, the Blue Room simultaneously honors the past and showcases the present names in jazz.
A multifaceted exhibit highlighting the countless musicians who crafted “Kansas City jazz,” a sound known all over the world, the Blue Room also provides a distinctive platform to present dynamic performances from the best local and national jazz talent in an intimate setting.
Come down, bring your instrument and sit in at the weekly Blue Monday Jam – or just take in the sounds of one of Kansas City’s best jam sessions. Big bands typically perform the last Monday of each month, and our Latin Jazz/Salsa series gets shakin’ on the last Thursday of each month (except where otherwise noted on the calendar).
At the Blue Room, upcoming bands, seasoned veterans of the local jazz scene, national talent and internationally renowned jazz artists share the spotlight.
About the ArtistsMarcus Hampton Sextet performing selections from his latest recording and hosting the weekly Blue Monday Jam at the Blue Room on 18th & Vine in Kansas City.
Marcus Hampton - trumpet, flugelhorn, compositions
Christopher Burnett - alto saxophone
Jason Goudeau - trombone
Christopher Clarke - piano
James Ward - bass
Michael Warren - drum set
GEM THEATER STAGE
9:30am – 10:30am | Tivon Pennicott Clinic
2:30pm – 3:30pm | Book of Gaia
7:00pm – 8:00pm | OJT
8:30pm – 9:30pm | KC Blues Express
Marcus Hampton & Friends will be performing a set on the Gem Theater Stage at Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
Performing selection from the latest release, "Hampton House of Jazz", featuring:
Marcus Hampton, trumpet, flugelhorn and compositions
Brad Gregory, tenor saxophone
Steve Dekker, trombone
Christopher Clarke, piano
Bill McKemy, bass
Michael Warren, drums