Kraybill dragging the organ away from the funeral parlor

 Interview with Angela Bauer, Lifestyles editor, Jacksonville Journal Courier, published February 23, 2023  - CLICK HERE TO READ

"It’s been decades since Jan Kraybill first fell in love with the organ, but no one talking to her today would doubt that hers is a lifetime commitment."

Organist announces theme of 23rd annual concert at community of christ headquarters

Interview with Melody Cook, Jacomo Religion Weekly (MO) - CLICK HERE TO READ

 "... a spirit of shared hope and shared inspiration."

"Uncovering Kansas" podcast 

Episode 401:  " Jan Kraybill, Professional Musician" - click here to listen 

In this month’s episode of Uncovering Kansas Rach talks with Grammy-nominated musical artist Jan Kraybill. If y’all could have seen Rachel’s eyes when she slotted this interview. She doesn’t geek out over too many things. Rachel is pretty level-headed. But she does enjoy a classical music concert, there’s no denying that.  

When Geoff, our co-producer, listened to the initial post-production he smiled and nodded as Jan communicated a response she receives after mentioning she’s from Kansas City to strangers she meets in her travels. ... Relax and listen to Rachel and Jan take a meandering audio backroads drive through the subjects of music, Kansas, travel and more.

photo by Jill Toyoshiba

kauffman center organ needs love amid covid-19. this grammy nominee makes that happen

Interview with Debra Skodack Burnes, Kansas City Star, published May 17, 2020 - CLICK HERE TO READ

photo by Jill Toyoshiba

"Sitting at the organ in an empty Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center is an emotional gig for Kraybill."

Kansas City Symphony's podcast "Beethoven Walks into a Bar" 

Season 2, Episode 3:  "Pipe Dreams with organist Jan Kraybill"  - click here to listen 

This week on Beethoven Walks into a Bar we sit down with one of KC’s most treasured musicians, organist Jan Kraybill. Jan tells us all about the Kauffman Center’s beautiful Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant organ, including what it’s like to play and maintain such a mammoth instrument. Plus, Stephanie gets her first shot at hosting a rousing game of Bar Talk!

Jan Kraybill Hits All the Right Notes 

GRAMMY® Nomination Garners Accolades

"[The Grammy nomination] validates the quality of Jan's work as a musician and attributes of this pipe organ to both industry professional and fans alike. Jan is a great advocate for pipe organ music in general and for the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant in particular. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts couldn't have a better ambassador for all things organ-related."

Interview with Debra Skodack for Flatland Magazine, published December 11, 2019

At the Organ: September 14, 2014 

This week we talk with Dr. Jan Kraybill about her new new album Organ Polychrome, The French School. This album is the premiere recording of the Casavant Organ in Helzberg Hall in Kansas City, Missouri.  Listen to it here.