Kansas City's American Jazz Museum gears up for new opportunities
The American Jazz Museum's executive director discusses new additions and how far the museum has come in 25 years.
This September will mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of the American Jazz Museum and this month marks another anniversary — it’s been two years since Rashida Phillips took the helm as the museum’s executive director.
These milestones present an opportunity to rethink the institution's exhibits and design. The museum now is in the midst of a strategic planning process, andis also offering a highly touted exhibit, “The Soul of Jazz” that came to Kansas City from Disney’s Epcot Center.
Phillips knows many people would love to go to Disney's Epcot Center but aren't able. "The Soul of Jazz" display brings a piece of Disney to Kansas City for them.
- Rashida Phillips, executive director, American Jazz Museum
"The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure" is on display 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday and 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday at the American Jazz Museum, 1616 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, now through April, 2022. Tickets are required.