March 4, 2012 5:00 AM

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra stretches out at the Folly Theater.

The Folly Theater and the Village Vanguard are venerable venues renowned for their excellent acoustics. The similarities between the two performances spaces end there. The high-ceilinged Folly Theater in downtown Kansas City seats more than 1,000. The Village Vanguard, the world's most revered jazz club, is located in a cramped New York City basement. Its capacity is a mere 123.

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