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21. Biography of John A. Jones (1867-1937), Businessman and Barber Biography of John A. Jones (1867-1937), Businessman and Barber 1999

22. Biography of Julia Lee (1902-1958), Singer and Pianist Biography of Julia Lee (1902-1958), Singer and Pianist 1999

23. Biography of L.C. "Speedy" Huggins (1913-1999), Dancer and Musician Biography of L.C. "Speedy" Huggins (1913-1999), Dancer and Musician 1999

24. Biography of Lester Willis Young (1909-1959), Tenor Saxophonist Biography of Lester Willis Young (1909-1959), Tenor Saxophonist 2007

25. 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...

26. Black Conductor to Open Tour Here Black Conductor to Open Tour Here December 27, 1970 News article about Dean Dixon, “the world’s leading black conductor,” appearing in Kansas City with the Kansas City Philharmonic.

27. Blues for Passing of a 'Piano Man' Blues for Passing of a 'Piano Man' May/24/2000 File containing a photo and obituary for James Leroy Searcy, or Roy Searcy (1919-2001), a "fixture in the local music scene since he moved to Kansas City in May 1942." Native of Mississippi coming here...

28. Blues for Passing of a 'Piano Man' Blues for Passing of a 'Piano Man' May/24/2000 Photo and obituary for Roy Searcy (1919-2000), a blues musician in Kansas City since moving here in May 1942, describing his career and restaurant venues and famous acquaintances, such as Jay McShann and...

29. 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,...

30. Chauncey Downs Dies Chauncey Downs Dies July 1, 1966 Vertical file contains a photo and obituary for Reverend Chauncey Downs, "an associate pastor of the First Baptist church in Kansas City, Kas. and a former well-known band leader." He was a "former leader...

31. 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...

32. 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...

33. 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,...

34. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Charles Christopher "Bird" Parker, Jr. (1920-1955), a native of Kansas City, Kansas, one of the most important figures in jazz history as a saxophone player starting out in Kansas City in...

35. Diva from 50 Years Ago Finds New Recognition Diva from 50 Years Ago Finds New Recognition February/5/1998 File containing photos and a biographical article about Etta Moten Barnett, or Etta Barnett, a 96-year-old singer and former actress "in 1930s Hollywood film roles that were not demeaning." Born in Texas...

36. Eddie Baker; Advocate for KC Jazz, Dies at 71 Eddie Baker; Advocate for KC Jazz, Dies at 71 December/20/2001 Photo and obituary for Eddie Baker, "a bandleader whose longtime advocacy for a jazz hall of fame preceded the American Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine streets" dying at the age of 71. Native of Pleasant...

37. Fatha Hines Trades Sounds of Big Band for the Combo Fatha Hines Trades Sounds of Big Band for the Combo May/4/1971 Photo and biographical article about Earl Hines, or Fatha Hines, a 65-year-old African American jazz musician performing as a small combo leader for three weeks in Kansas City "at the Landmark restaurant...

38. Fiermon Prymus, Bandleader, Dies Fiermon Prymus, Bandleader, Dies October 30, 2000 File containing a photo and obituary for Fiermon Prymus, "a bandleader, drummer and singer who started as a gospel singer in the 1920s and went on to become a fixture in Kansas City's jazz scene" dying...

39. Five Decades Later, a Tribute Is Paid to Band Leader Moten Five Decades Later, a Tribute Is Paid to Band Leader Moten January/5/1983 Article about the tribute ceremony to the late Bennie Moten (1894-1935), a native Kansas Citian and "a driving force in the Kansas City jazz scene of the 1930s" and "an important influence on other musicians,...

40. 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."