Kansas City Jazz Scene 2014?


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Looking to hear from some working players who either live in Kansas City or have lived there for a while in the recent past.

I know someone who is planning on moving from Los Angeles to KC because of the lower cost of living and what he believes is a much healthier jazz scene. I've heard the phrase "40-50 jazz clubs" being said by him. Honestly I just thought that there wasn't a town in the US that could sustain that many clubs.

There's also the question of do they pay and can you make a living as a player there?

Please chime in if you would.

BTW: This musician is a guitarist but I'm interested in how it would be for any rhythm section player



(BTW: This is posted in one of the 'other' forums so forgive the doubling up if you visit both.