National Jazz Appreciation Month celebration concludes with The Elder Statesmen of Kansas City Jazz Quartet at 39Rainbow on International Jazz Day, April 30

39Rainbow to support the future of Kansas City jazz by donating a portion of April proceeds from its restaurants to local organization Kansas City Jazz ALIVE

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 28, 2016) – 39Rainbow will conclude its month-long celebration of National Jazz Appreciation Month on International Jazz Day, Saturday, April 30. The finale concert will take place from 4 – 6 p.m., featuring a live performance from four of Kansas City’s most renowned musicians in The Elder Statesmen of Kansas City Jazz Quartet.

The Elder Statesmen are a well-known local music group connecting Kansas City Jazz, past and present. Its members have played since the height of jazz influence in Kansas City and all of the Elder Statesmen are members of the Mutual Musicians Foundation, a national landmark located in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District in Kansas City. Additionally, all members help to create Kansas City Jazz, an authentic, Kansas City swing style of jazz. The quartet performing at 39Rainbow features Godfrey Powell on trumpet, Wallace Jones on the drums, Lee Edward Brown on baritone saxophone and Reginald Watkins on the piano.    

The final performance will take place in front of 39Rainbow restaurants Subway and Topp’d Pizza + Salads at the corner of 39th Street and Rainbow Boulevard. Additionally, 39Rainbow will donate a portion of proceeds from all five restaurants between April 1-30 to local jazz organization Kansas City Jazz ALIVE. The funds will be used to support its 2016 Charlie Parker Celebration, the nation’s largest celebration of the jazz legend.

39Rainbow restaurants:

  • Subway
  • IHOP
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries
  • Topp’d Pizza + Salads
  • 7-Eleven

When:            Saturday, April 30

Time:               4 – 6 p.m.

Where:           39Rainbow  

                        3900-3944 Rainbow Blvd.

                        Kansas City, Kansas 66103

Contact:         Lydia Young,

                        816-385-2952 (office)

                        620-655-8241 (mobile)

About 39Rainbow
39Rainbow is a mixed-use project owned and managed by LANE4 Property Group, strategically located at the southwest corner of 39th Street and Rainbow Blvd. across from one of the region’s fastest growing medical campuses, The University of Kansas Hospital and Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Based on Parisian architecture, 39Rainbow consists of two separate buildings, totaling approximately 175,000 square feet across four levels, including 30,000 square feet of hospitality and retail space. 39Rainbow is a first-of-its-kind development in the Kansas City area, offering a true mixed-use format with new prototype national brands, local creations and more than 70,000 square feet of medical office and patient care facilities. Current tenants include the Kansas City area’s only walk-up 7-Eleven, a new-format IHOP and Subway, Five Guys, an 83-room Holiday Inn Express, The University of Kansas Acute Rehabilitation Unit, The Kansas City Transitional Care Center and local restaurant Topp’d Pizza. For more information on 39Rainbow, visit

About Kansas City Jazz ALIVE
Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is a 501(c)(3) catalyst group organized to implement opportunities for the Greater Kansas City jazz community. Its members work to concert to “Raise the Tide that Lifts all Jazz Boats”. The mission of Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is to: (A) Build AWARENESS of the needs of the metropolitan jazz community, (L) Serving as a LISTENING body, (I) Provide a platform for the integration of IDEAS, (V) Function as a VOICE for the jazz community, and (E) Provide EXPOSURE to applicable resources for the Kansas City jazz community. For more information, please visit