Thank you to all of you who came out to Jazzoo 2011. The
weather was hot and the creative black tie outfits were even
hotter! We saw some of the best costumes of any Jazzoo
had a turn out of at least 5000 charitable Kansas Citians as
well as our out of town supporters. Jazzoo 2008's
Co-Chairs were Emily and Rick Boeshaar. Jazzoo 2011 was
Executive Director: Randy
Wisthoff- Zoo Director
Staff: Laura Berger-Director of Development, Ally
Moore- Development Events Coordinator-Jazzoo
Event Coordinator: Ally Moore
Steering Committee: JAZZOO 2008 CHAIRMEN- Rick and
Emily Boeshaar, JAZZOO 2008 CHAIRMAN- Bill Fromm, LIVE AUCTION
CHAIRMEN-Kathy and Dan Sudeikis, BEVERAGE CHAIRMEN-Mary
Nestel, Mike Sullican, CORPORATE CHAIRMAN - Don Wagner,
MARKETING CHAIRMAN- Julie Neemeyer, MARKETING COMMITTEE-Terese
Babcock,Lauren Erickson, Jill Groebl, Tricia Jaworski, Cindy
Vincent, DECORATIONS CHAIRMEN-Becky and Drew Laboda,
ENTERTAINMENT-Lenny Corso, GROUNDS CHAIRMAN-Mike Stuckey,
RESTAURANT CHAIRMEN-Diana Zarda Albert, Jack Bonar, Jim
O'Keefe, TICKETS CHAIRMAN-Terre Andresen, VOLUNTEERS
CHAIRMEN-Caroline Pierce, Marissa Schaffner
hope to see you all at Jazzoo 2012!
More than 5,000
Kansas Citians attended Jazzoo this year. Guests enjoyed
an evening of unlimited food, drink and music while making a
real, tangible community impact. Jazzoo funds support a
special diet for over 800 animals and supports the Zoo
Learning fund…..a fund designed to create educational programs
for kids of all ages in the Kansas City community.
THE KC ALL STARS
definitely the most dancing we've ever seen at Jazzoo! The KC
All Stars had 3 encores that night on the main stage.
organization of Jazzoo this year was a credit to The Kansas City community
as a whole and it was obvious that a lot of hard work and planning went
into the entire production. There is no doubt that Jazzoo has earned the
right to be called one of the best charity events in the country.
Memory of "Casey" KC ZOO
Friday, June 1, 2007 (rain or shine)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Gala Preview
of the sights, tastes and sounds of Jazzoo as the entire event
opens an hour early just for sponsors and patrons.
7:30 p.m. – Midnight – Jazzoo
Place: The Kansas City Zoo, located in Swope Park near
Attire: Creative black tie.
Parking: Reserved parking is provided for guests
presenting a VIP parking pass. VIP parking areas are clearly
marked. Limousines will be directed to guest drop-off, pick-up
and parking areas. Valet parking is not available.
Getting Around: Every guest is provided with a
food-and-drink tray portraying a map of Jazzoo, featuring
~ Silent auction from 6:30-9:30pm located by the American
Century Stage, as you enter the zoo to the left.
~ A special Jazzoo cocktail will be served at designated
~ Check out the new Carousel on your way to the sea lions
~ Australia is back again by popular demand!
Entertainment: Dance under the stars to live music from
some of Kansas City's Best Live Bands:
Cuisine: Sample complimentary delectables from 80 of
the area’s finest restaurants.
Beverages: Enjoy complimentary non-alcoholic and
alcoholic beverages at 14 full and specialty bars. No one
under 21 years of age will be admitted.
has been called “Kansas City’s biggest party.” Once a year in
June, more than 80 of the area’s top restaurants and bars
bring their specialties to the Zoo. Those attending eat
and drink all they wish for the festive evening and dance to
the sounds of some of the nation’s top musical acts.
netted more than $625,000 in 2006. All proceeds