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New Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival goes big so it can become big

The American Jazz Museum sets its sights on becoming a national player with the Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival, running May 26-May 28, 2017.

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A grand vision for a grand jazz festival

The American Jazz Museum kicks off the ambitious three-day Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival. Museum executive director Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner describes her vision for a world-class destination event.
Jill Toyoshiba, David Frese and Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
A grand vision for a grand jazz festival 2:03

A grand vision for a grand jazz festival

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