It’s a national historic landmark. Some say it is truly sacred ground in the annals of jazz history. It’s the Mutual Musicians Foundation in the 18th and Vine Jazz District where musical giants like Count Basie and Charlie Parker played long into the night. Grammy award winning singer and musical history enthusiast Michael Feinstein just brought his national PBS series to Kansas City to experience our town’s musical treasures and he stopped by the foundation to experience a jam session for himself.
It wasn’t just the Mutual Musician Foundation capturing Feinstein’s interest here in town. While he was here, Feinstein also headed to another Kansas City sound treasure on the campus of UMKC…the Marr Sound Archives.
You can see the next chapter in Feinstein’s series Friday night at 9 here on KCPT. Since you just got a peek inside the Marr Sound Archive, Sound Recording Specialist Chuck Haddix sat down with Randy Mason to give a bit more insight into the music history treasure trove at UMKC.