All that turmoil, that was nearly a year ago, it mused. Surely,
everybody knew then, jazz in Kansas City would never survive all that.
But look at the venues today. Sure, the scene isn’t perfect. The scene
will never again be what it once was, decades back. But a year ago, who
expected this? A broad smile crossed its face, and it let its wings flap
lightly. Jazz in Kansas City certainly survived the turmoil.