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American Jazz Museum

Kansas City, Missouri

The American Jazz Museum opened in 1997, servings as an anchor to the redevelopment of Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz District. Its exhibitions, education and research programs, and concert series celebrate the worldwide experience of jazz and jazz music as an original American art form. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the museum has showcased music-related exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution. It has also served as a host site for National Youth Summit events, in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the National Endowment for the Humanities, PBS, and other Smithsonian Affiliations museums.