In Kansas City for work, some colleagues and I went in search of some live jazz last evening. Our host suggested The Majestic Steakhouse – just two blocks from our hotel.
The Majestic is located in the historic Fitzpatrick building (the name is still outlined in tile on the entranceway), a building with a colorful past. Built in 1911 as a saloon and bordello, it became a popular speakeasy during prohibition – and that basement hideaway is now the home of the jazz club.
The Bram Wijnands trio (piano, drums, and sax/flute) was good – and made up of a couple of colorful characters.
For many people, Kansas City is a real surprise in the heartland. I had been in town before with a group of National Trust supporters and knew we were in for a treat. We heard last night they are “down” to only 70 barbecue joints and they have about an equal number of jazz venues.
The Majestic and Kansas City – recommended!
More to come…