photo from audience of a stage with a big band on stage left and a rhythm section with grand piano and bass on stage right. a light projected background shows the bryce luty jazz festival logo

Central Kansas Jazz


Central Kansas Jazz is a public group that meets to share information about jazz in our region and support the music ecosystem.

Kansas has a legendary history with jazz, blues, and funk. Leaders from the central Kansas jazz community are collaborating with MKSM to share labor and knowledge necessary to provide asset mapping, identify venues and education opportunities, and catalog shared needs like rehearsal space, promotion, and inclusive development alongside preservation of the scene, cultural heritage, and storytelling.

Keep an eye on the MKSM calendar for CKJ-supported events, and reach out to talk about the Kansas jazz ecosystem.