The J.W. Pepper store in Kansas City has moved from the Missouri side of the city to a new location in Lenexa, Kansas. Still considered part of the larger Kansas City metro area, the new store is located on 95th Street on the western side of the city, with easy access from I-35 and I-435. According to Marsha Steffens, Regional Manager, "Our customers love the convenience of the new store, which features a well-lit reference center with an extensive offering of music for church and school choir, band, orchestra, jazz ensemble and the music classroom."
The store serves the needs of the local market, as well as the states of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Steffens offers that customers also enjoy amenities such as a CD listening area, computer access with high-speed connection, an electronic keyboard to play through music and a spacious area to sit and peruse music.
J.W. PepperŽ, the leading retailer of sheet music in the world, has been in business for over 130 years, with multiple locations across the country. The Kansas City store has a long history of serving local musicians, formerly under the name of Wingert-Jones Music. Today, J.W. Pepper continues the historic Wingert-Jones Music Reading Sessions as a marquis event held annually for music directors.