The Folly Theater
Folly Theater
300 W. 12 St
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

The Folly Theater is proud to announce our upcoming 2012-13 Folly Jazz Series! All shows start at 8pm and feature "JazzTalk" at 7pm (unless otherwise noted). Become a season ticket holder and enjoy the benefits of ticket discounts, the same seat reserved for the entire season and free ticket replacement if you misplace yours! Call me at 816-474-4444 during normal business hours for more information.
Linda Bowlen - Box Office Manager
The Folly Theater
Season Ticket Renewals Happening Now!


Vijay Iyer Piano Trio - Friday, October 19, 2012Vijay Iyer 

w/ Stephen Crump, bass & Marcus Gilmore, drums.

Among the young lions of jazz piano, Indian- American artist Vijay Iyer is a standout. He is perpetually on "best of" lists, most recently as the recipient of the Jazz Journalists Association 2010 award for Musician of the Year.


Anat Cohen Quartet - Friday, December 14, 2012
Anat Cohen

Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, voted Clarinetist of the Year by DownBeat readers in 2010 and 2011, presents her own specialized take on jazz, combining modern jazz with classical music, Brazilian choro, and Argentine tango. Her Clarinetwork Live at the Village Vanguard album, released April 2010, inspired by Benny Goodman and celebrating his centennial, has been critically hailed as a musical tour-de-force.


James Carter Organ Trio - Friday, January 25, 2013
James Carter Organ Triow/ Gerald Gibbs, Hammond B-3 organ & Leonard King, drums.


This will be somewhat of a homecoming for saxophonist James Carter whose legacy as a "jazz great" began when he made his screen debut (and contributed to the subsequent film soundtrack CD) in Robert Altman's 1994 film Kansas City, playing/recording the role of the legendary tenor saxophonist Ben Webster.


Kenny Garrett Quartet - Friday, February 15, 2013
Kenny Garrett

 Multiple Grammy� nominee and former Miles Davis sideman Kenny Garrett is one of the most scintillating alto and soprano saxophone forces in the genre. He brings a muscular yet lyrical eloquence to everything he plays, whether swingin' hard with the standards, collaborating with hip-hop artists and symphony orchestras, or rockin' out with Sting and Peter Gabriel.

*There will be no "JazzTalk" preceding this performance*



Matthew Rybicki Trio - Saturday, March 9, 2013
Matthew Rybicki

The Folly Jazz Series spotlight concert this year will be focused on Harlem-based bassist/bandleader Matthew Rybicki whose trio will feature a couple of New York City's young jazz lions to "spar" with some of Kansas City's jazz greats. Expect a highly entertaining and spontaneous evening of great music!



Eliane Elias - Saturday, April 13, 2013Eliane Elias
 Multi-Grammy� Award nominee, Brazilian pianist/singer/composer/arranger Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive compositional and piano skills.
Single tickets go on sale August 31st at 10am.
Call 816-474-4444 to order thru the Folly box office or Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
w/ Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez & Ben Williams
Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 8pm

 Tickets : $35, $45. $55
A limited number of box seats available for $90.
**** This is a special presentation and is not part of the Folly Jazz Series ****