September 5, 1997

The American Jazz Museum opened on East 18th Street in Kansas City’s hotbed neighborhood for Jazz. They say “Jazz was born in New Orleans but grew up in Kansas City!”

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.