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Address: 1823 Highland Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone Number: +1 816-471-5212
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Best jazz jam, really authentic

Take a nap first, the music starts at 1AM on Friday and Saturday nights. It's worth it, even to us older folks. You feel like you're listening to the next Charlie Parker, yet to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Great, great jazz! Historically significant. Entertaining. No dancing allowed upstairs where there is music for some reason. Very nice people running this. Drinks are fine but it's unfortunate there is not much in the way of food near by except food trucks in the early morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

Take a nap first, the music starts at 1AM on Friday and Saturday nights. It's worth it, even to us older folks. You feel like you're listening to the next Charlie Parker, yet to be discovered. The musicians put their heart and sole into it and you feel like they're playing for great jazz themselves as much as for us.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2007

I've been to a lot of places and heard a lot of music, but for atmosphere, quality of music and people, the Foundation is absolutely the best ever. Go Friday and Saturday nights after midnight for the jams. Just freaking gorgeous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2007

One of the two choices to go in Kansas City when the bars close up at 3am (the other being the boats). You pay a "donation" for everything: entry, food, beer. Don't ask, don't tell applies here. Damn near BEST jazz music in town. Stay until sun comes up. Crowd mostly white and upper middle class. About a block south... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2003

this is it!there is no better jazz jam in the world than @ MMF on saturday night. the atmosphere is contemporary, but the vibe is as real as it gets.this joint is worth the trip from anywhere.all types acceptedcasual dress2-6 am saturdays$5 donation.

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