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1. 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...

2. 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...

3. Kansas City is Big Band Country Kansas City is Big Band Country August/September 2009 Article profiles six big bands in Kansas City: New Vintage Big Band, New Jazz Order Big Band, Abel Ramirez Big Band, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, People's Liberation Big Band, and Louis Neal Big Band.

4. 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...