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Purchase Your Tickets Now for the 36th Annual Folly Jazz Series, Featuring The Yellowjackets

The masters of jazz fusion, The Yellowjackets, are bringing their collective experience and unique sound to the Folly stage on January 18th! The band, originally formed in 1977 as the Robben Ford Group, have always stayed true to a growing sound that incorporated instruments to electric sound.

Over the years the Yellowjackets have been applauded for being one of the only true jazz fusion bands, successfully crossing jazz genres including blues, R&B, and electric. The band released their newest album, Raising Our Voice, in September of 2018.

A leading crossover jazz outfit, Yellowjackets found success combining polished funk and R&B grooves with a strong post-bop- and fusion-influenced sound. Initially a vehicle for guitarist Robben Ford (who left the band in 1983), Yellowjackets rose to prominence in the early '80s and helped define the sound of smooth jazz along with bands like Spyro Gyra, the Rippingtons, and Special EFX.

Along with their commercial success, they picked up accolades including the Grammy for R&B Instrumental Performance for "And You Know That" off 1986's Shades, and the Grammy for Jazz Fusion Performance for 1989's Politics. Tickets for this performance are $20-$55 and can be purchased online or in-person. We encourage you to get yours now!

At The Royale at City Place Apartments in Overland Park, Kansas, we love mixing up on-site events with those happening in our greater area. Be sure to pencil this one into your busy schedule!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, January 18, 2019—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
The Folly Theater
300 West 12th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

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