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1. Biography of Andy Kirk (1898-1992), Bandleader Biography of Andy Kirk (1898-1992), Bandleader 2003

2. Jazzing it Up Jazzing it Up February 2008 The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra "is an 18-piece profesional big band, and it's run much like a symphony orchestra, with paid musicians and a season of concerts." Conductor Jim Mair hopes the band will become...

3. Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid circa 1908-1950 (bulk 1920-1940) Joe Sanders was born in Thayer, Kansas, and spent the majority of his childhood in the Kansas City area. He started his musical performances as a boy soprano in local church choirs and graduated from Westport...

4. Kansas City Has Been Diverse-fied Kansas City Has Been Diverse-fied October/November 2009 Article profiles a young, up and coming Kansas City jazz band called "Diverse." The five members studied under Professor Bobby Watson at the University of Missouri--Kansas City Conservatory and include...

5. Once a Blue Devil Once a Blue Devil 2006 Chapter from the book One O'Clock Jump that describes the early life and career of William (Count) Basie. Basie was born in Red Bank, New Jersey in 1904, and in Harlem was introduced to the organ by Fats...

6. One O'Clock Jump One O'Clock Jump June 28, 1905 Chapter entitled "Basie," describing the height of fame achieved by Count Basie and his Orchestra during the late 1930's and '40's. During this era, the "Basie-ites" included Eddie Durham, Jimmy Rushing,...

7. Transition: Farewell to a Royal Jazzman Transition: Farewell to a Royal Jazzman May/7/1984 Photo and obituary for William Basie, or Count Basie (1904-1984), leader of "some of the most explosive big bands in jazz history." Native of New Jersey coming to Kansas City in 1927 as a pianist and joining...