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1. Count Basie Count Basie File containing photos and articles from various newspapers about Count Basie (1904-1984), a prominent African American jazz figure starting his career in Kansas City. His last appearance in Kansas City...

2. Oleta Adams Oleta Adams File contains photos and information on Oleta Adams, an African American jazz singer and pianist of Kansas City, Kansas since the late 1970s. Raised in Washington and leaving for Houston in the 1980s and...

3. Nadyne Brewer Nadyne Brewer File contains photos and information on Nadyne Brewer, an African American singer raised in Kansas City, Kansas and performing gospel and classical music pieces in the 1960s.

4. Charlie Parker (Bird) Charlie Parker (Bird) Photos, illustrations, and information on Charlie Parker (1920-1955), a world-famous Kansas City jazz musician nicknamed "Yardbird" or "Bird." Born in Kansas City, Kansas, and moving to Kansas City, Missouri,...

5. Lafayette Tillman Lafayette Tillman File containing photos and information on Lafayette Alonzo Tillman, or Lafayette Tillman (1858-1914), the second African American police officer of Kansas City and an early barbershop singer. Native of...

6. Glory Bound Travelers Glory Bound Travelers Group portrait of the Glory Bound Travelers.

7. Glory Bound Travelers Glory Bound Travelers Group portrait of the Glory Bound Travelers.

8. Clarence Kenner (Sonny) Clarence Kenner (Sonny) File containing photos and information on Clarence Kenner, or Sonny Kenner, a nationally prominent jazz guitarist and native Kansas Citian raised at 1818 Woodland Avenue and dying in 2001 at the age of...

9. Baby Lovett Baby Lovett File contains photos and information on Sam Lovett, or Baby Lovett, an African American jazz drummer raised in Louisiana and coming to Kansas City about 1922 as "a sound-effects man for silent movies"...

10. Bettye Miller Bettye Miller Photos and information on Bettye Miller, an African American jazz pianist of Kansas City (starting in the 1950s) and native of Clinton, Missouri.

11. John Myles John Myles File containing photos and information on John Michael Myles, or John Myles, an African American classical pianist born in Kansas City about 1939 and residing at 402 West 43rd Street.

12. Dawson, William L. Dawson, William L. William L. Dawson, trombonist and composer, graduated from Tuskegee Institute in 1921. In 1925, he received the degree of bachelor of music from the Institute of Fine Arts, Kansas City, Missouri. In 1927,...

13. Mary Lou Williams Mary Lou Williams Information on Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), born in Atlanta as Mary Elfrieda Scruggs, a prominent black jazz pianist of Kansas City. Williams came to Kansas City in 1928 as a pioneer woman jazz musician...

14. Bennie Moten Bennie Moten Photo and information on Bennie Moten (1894-1935), a black pianist, bandleader and native of Kansas City, leading in the development of the Kansas City style of jazz. Starting his own ragtime band here...

15. Jay McShann Jay McShann Photos, illustrations, and information on Jay McShann, a jazz pianist born in Oklahoma about 1916 and coming to Kansas City in 1937, playing with several prominent jazz musicians and at many clubs, starting...

16. Frank Smith Frank Smith //1981 Photos and biographical article about Frank Smith, a black jazz pianist growing up in Kansas City and attending "R. T. Cole's Vocational High School."

17. African American Music and Musicians African American Music and Musicians 1920s-1950s File contains photocopied newspaper clippings which include: a 1927 article on American Negro spirituals; Musicians Local No. 627 officers in 1952; and the Metro-tones singing group. Also in the file is...

18. The Jazz Record Book The Jazz Record Book 1942 File containing information on the late jazz pianist Benny Moten and his Kansas City swing band of the 1920s-1930s with members such as trombonist Thamon Hayes and saxophonist Harlan Leonard.

19. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Illustration and biographical sketch of John William "Blind" Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), a blind, black pianist of the late 1800s and early 1900s from Warrensburg, Missouri.

20. Bird: The Legend of Charlie Parker Bird: The Legend of Charlie Parker 1962 Photos and descriptions of Charlie Parker (1920-1955), or Charles Parker, Jr., a black jazz musician nicknamed "Bird." Born in Kansas City, Kansas on August 29, 1920 (at 852 Freeman Street) to Addie Boyley...