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Anderson Photo Company
Douglas Henry Daniels
A Chronology of the Warren Durrett Big Band in Kansas City, 1945-1986
A 314 page spiral bound booklet which features local big band leader Warren Durrett. It contains 13 chapters with content arranged in chronological order. Within the pages are photocopies of newspaper...
All That Jazz
January 26, 2002
Photograph of Warren Durrett and his orchestra at the Pla-Mor, ca1950. Vocalist appears to be Marilyn Maye. Mr. Durrett recently donated to the American Jazz Museum memorabilia from his long career. Items...
Alleluia Chorus: Critics Sing the Praises of the Kansas City Chorale
File containing photos and an article about the Kansas City Chorale, formed by Jonathan Griffith in 1981 as a nonprofit organization and conducted in 1999 by Charles Bruffy.
Arts: Keeping the Blues Alive in KC
Photo and article about the history of the Kansas City Blues Society, founded in 1981 at the Charlotte Street Mission and growing to become "a national force" by 2001 with signing of several prominent...
Band at Electric Park
A band on stage at Electric Park.
Band's Tune Carries On for 30 Years
File containing photos and a biographical article about the Kansas City popular music group Bloodstone, performers of the 1970s song "Natural High" (written by band leader Charles McCormick) after forming...
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...
Biography of Andy Kirk (1898-1992), Bandleader
Biography of Bennie Moten (1894-1935), Pianist and Bandleader
Biography of Carleton Coon (1893-1932), Musician
Biography of Edward M. Hiner (1872-1948), Bandmaster and Music Teacher
Biography of George E. Lee (1896-1958), Singer and Bandleader
Biography of Jay McShann (1916-2006), Pianist and Bandleader
Biography of Joe Sanders (1896-1965), Musician
Interior view of Carleton Coon seated with his drum/percussion set. Sign says "The Original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra." Exact location not given.
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...
City Light Orchestra
File contains a photo and information on the City Light Orchestra, a jazz and swing band formed in Kansas City in 1982 that performs around the country. Led by native Kansas Citian and saxophonist Ahmad...
Classical Music: Kansas City Chorale Sings Rachmaninoff
Photo (of chorale director Charles Bruffy) and article about the Kansas City Chorale and its high-quality classical music recordings on compact discs.
Club Forest, New Orleans, Louisiana
Exterior, full front view of Club Forest located in New Orleans, Louisana. The band played here for three weeks in August-September, 1931.
Coon Sanders Novelty Orchestra
Eight-members of the novelty orchestra of Coon Sanders shown with instruments, including a baby-grand piano, on stage in unknown place. Printed on the front of the drum: "Coon Sanders Novelty Orchestra/Exponents...
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