Definitions for "18th and Vine Jazz District"
Vine in Kansas City is internationally recognized as one of the cradles of jazz. Along with New Orleans's Basin Street, Beale Street in Memphis, 52nd Street in New York and Los Angeles's Central Avenue - the 18th and Vine area was a midwife to the birth of a new style of jazz. Like the spicy Bar-B-Q for which Kansas City is so widely noted, the jazz that evolved in the 18th and Vine District was likewise distinctive.