UNESCO Creative City of Music – USA, in collaboration with the American Jazz Museum, will present a 12-hour jam session at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine on Thursday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Jazz Draft will feature local and national musicians in a 12-hour “jam session” and will showcase musical heritage as only Kansas City can, with Jazz playing all day and evening of the opening day of the NFL Draft in Kansas City.

“We are inviting musicians who may be visiting KC at this time to come to the Blue Room and join us for the music that made us an international scene for over 100 years,” said Bukeka Blakemore, coordinator of the Jazz Draft and board member of UNESCO Creative City of Music – USA.

This opportunity showcases for thousands of visitors the group’s commitment to Kansas City’s Creative City of Music designation. Kansas City is the only UNESCO Creative City of Music in the United States.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture.

For more information or to sign up for a spot in the jam session contact creativecitykc@gmail.com.