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The Kansas City Style of Jazz
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TitleThe Kansas City Style of Jazz
AbstractThe authors in this book have traced the history and personalities involved in the immergence of the unique style of jazz that originated in the heartland and in particular in Kansas City during the 1920s-1940s. Individuals and groups detailed include: Count Basie, Jay McShann, Andy Kirk and the Clouds of Joy, Charlie "Bird" Parker, Mary Lou Williams, Bennie Moten, Lester Young, Claude Williams, George Lee, Julia Lee, Walter Page, Joe Turner and many more. The book also gives a description of the areas and places where groups played and performers rose to prominence as the 18th and Vine area, 12th Street, Fairyland Park, El Torreon Ballrooom, Paseo Hall, Pla-Mor Ballroom, Reno Club and numerous other roadhouses and clubs. Besides tracing the performers and style, reasons for the growth and eventual waning of local jazz are given.
AuthorChuck Haddix
Frank Driggs
SourceKansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop-A History
LocationMVSC 781.65 D77k
Local SubjectJazz Musicians
Turner, Joe
Young, Lester
Lee, George
Lee, Julia
Page, Walter
Reno Club
Basie, Count
Kirk, Andy
Moten, Bennie
Parker, Charlie
Williams, Claude (Fiddler)
18th and Vine District
McShann, Jay
Williams, Mary Lou
Item TypeBook
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. https://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests
Item ID214626
CONTENTdm number13
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