Sunday at 6 p.m. Jammin’ on the Parkway…

…Livin’ in the City III










Tim Whitmer & Friends


 Special Guest – Dianne Cleaver

Community Leader & Neighborhood Advocate



Join us for the final event in the series:


“Jammin’ on the Parkway, Livin’ in the City”




Jammin’ Session 3:  April 14 at 6:00 p.m.


The series is FREE and Open to the Public!


The pulse of the city can be defined by how the various constituents in it interact with each other, with their environment and with their institutions.

In Kansas City, our pulse is defined in part by its music – that special rhythm of Kansas City Jazz. Over the next few months, St. John’s will host  a special series where you can let the subtleties of jazz fill your being while some of the people who create the city’s pulse show us just what makes the heart of Kansas City beat.



Featured Guest – Tim Whitmer, Jazz Pianist

TIM WHITMER is a life-long pianist/artist/entertainer from Kansas City, MO Although trained classically, he has made his name primarily in the jazz field, specializing in fun, upbeat Kansas City style jazz. His performance credits include Carnegie Hall and major European and United States Jazz Festivals. Tim has worked in Music Ministry his entire life and is currently Music Director for Community Christian Church’s Youth Praise Band as well as leading his Tim Whitmer Consort band in creative church settings across the country. He also co-created and leads Unity Temple on the Plaza’s highly successful monthly Spirituality and all the Jazz concert series, no in its 19th year. His motto is “Celebrate Life: One Note at a Time.”




Featured Guest Speaker - April  14





Dianne Cleaver, Community Leader & Neighborhood Advocate


Dianne Cleaver is a civic leader and community activist who has over 30 years experience working in health, human services and education.

Mrs. Cleaver is Executive Director of the Urban Neighborhood Initiative an organization formed to implement one of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5 ideas, revitalization of neighborhoods in the urban core. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of University of Missouri at Kansas City; and the Loose Foundation; and on Advisory Boards for the Institute for Urban Education, Kansas City STEM Alliance and Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Arts in Social Psychology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Missouri.She is married to Congressman Emanuel Cleaver and they are the proud parents of four young adults and proud grandparents to four children.