Kansas City Jazz

This map provides the locations of jazz venues throughout Kansas City, roughly from the late 1910s to the early 1940s. The locations were based on a list compiled by the staff of the American Jazz Museum, which was subsequently expanded with additional research by project staff at the Kansas City Public Library. Many of these clubs were short-lived or changed ownership multiple times, so it is difficult to locate documentation about them. However, photographs or related images have been provided where possible. Expand Map »
Hymie's Tap Room
College Inn
Panama Garden
Orange Blossom
Lone Star
Isis Theater
King Kong Lair
The Derby
Red Dutch
Harlem Nite Club
Fairyland Park
Wiggle Inn
White Horse Tavern
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.