The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) proudly presents “Jazz & Jackie: A Musical Salute to Jackie Robinson,” 8 pm, Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Gem Theater in Kansas City.
Tickets cost $50 (Lower Level) and $35.00 (Upper Level).
A VIP PACKAGE cost $75 and includes: VIP Seating; pre-event reception at the NLBM; 2 cocktail tickets and an invitation to the opening of the NLBM’s new exhibition, “Black Aces.” Limited tickets available!
When Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color-barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 he not only changed the game but America too. But before Robinson wore number 42 for the Dodgers, he wore number 5 for the Kansas City Monarchs.
Jazz & Jackie celebrates his Kansas City professional baseball roots and his unbridled love of jazz, an art form that got its soul in Kansas City.
The event features a soul-stirring concert by one of the great voices in the music, RAHSAAN PATTERSON.
JAZZ & JACKIE is made possible through the generous support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, State of Missouri, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and the Hearst Foundation.
Event proceeds benefit the NLBM. Eventbrite service fees apply. Purchase tickets online here.