JazzAlice: An Adventure in Musical Wonderland - Angela Hagenbach

Great City | Great Read
Kansas City jazz star Angela Hagenbach offers a unique retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, pairing the music of John Coltrane with original, Alice-inspired lyrics, as part of the Great City | Great Read celebration of the book’s  150th anniversary.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
6:30 pm

General admission seating for this performance of JazzAlice is at capacity. Due to continuing demand, we have added a second show on Monday, November 2, 2015, at the Plaza Branch. A limited number of VIP tickets are still available for the Wednesday, October 28, performance. VIP tickets are $25 and include a reserved seat in the first six rows of the Truman Forum Auditorium and admission to a post-event reception.

Kansas City jazz legend Angela Hagenbach leads a diverse ensemble cast in an original and unique retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic. In this version, Alice explores Wonderland while accompanied by the music of John Coltrane (with original lyrics written by Hagenbach).

Hagenbach presents a perfect pairing, matching the unexpected wonders of Carroll's imagination with the improvisational magic of Coltrane's bebop sax for a performance that will delight and entertain audiences of all ages.

Known for interpretations of material by Duke Ellington and Henry Mancini, Hagenbach has performed at the Kennedy Center and toured 17 countries as a Cultural Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. Since her debut album Come Fly with Me, she has earned critical praise for her mainstream jazz sensibilities from JazzTimes, L.A. Jazz Scene, and National Public Radio.

Co-presented by the Kansas City Public Library and Mid-Continent Public Library and made possible by a generous contribution from Polsinelli and its National Real Estate Practice, with additional support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.


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A limited number of VIP tickets are available for this event. VIP packages are $25 ($20 for Friends of the Library members) if purchased before October 24, or $30 after that date, and include a reserved seat in the first six rows of the Truman Forum Auditorium and admission to a post-event reception hosted by the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library.

All proceeds will benefit Books for Babies, a multi-partner initiative designed to present a first book to babies born in the Kansas City area and to train nurses in the importance of early childhood literacy.

All other seats remain free and open to the public. Simply RSVP above as you normally would. We look forward to seeing you there.