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1. ''Coots'' Dye, 1912-1998 ''Coots'' Dye, 1912-1998 October/November, 1998 Obituary for Elbert James "Coots" Dye, a Kansas City jazz pianist. Dye moved to Kansas City in the 1930's, and later received the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Award.

2. ''Rupe'': Wayne Ruppenthal ''Rupe'': Wayne Ruppenthal February/March, 1997 Article describing the life and career of trumpeter Wayne Ruppenthal. Ruppenthal, a native of Russell, Kansas, began taking cornet lessons at age 13 from "Mr. Deines", a former member of the Coon-Sanders...

3. 'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow 'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow June/July, 1998 Article describes an effort by the steering committee of the Kaw valley Arts Council and a group of University of Kansas Architecture students to create a Charlie Parker Memorial Park in Kansas City, Kansas....

4. 'Bird's Return to the Vine 'Bird's Return to the Vine February/March, 1999 Article previews the unveiling of the sculpture and tomb of Charlie "Bird" Parker at 17th and the Paseo in the historic 18th and Vine district. The monument to Parker, designed by artist Robert Graham,...

5. A Grand Finale A Grand Finale April/May//2001 Preview of a Folly Theatre concert featuring jazz violinist Claude "Fiddler" Williams and pianist Eldar Djangirov. The article delves into the history of Williams' eventful 70-plus year career.

6. A Proven Legend . . . and a Promising Newcomer A Proven Legend . . . and a Promising Newcomer December, 2003 Article describes the life and career of Jay McShann on the occasion of a December 13, 2003 performance at the Folly Theater. McShann was born on January 12, 1916; he came to kansas City from Muskogee,...

7. A Raucous and Wild Ride Back in Time A Raucous and Wild Ride Back in Time June/July, 2005 Article describes the 2005 publication of Kansas City Jazz from Ragtime to Bebop--A History, by Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix (Oxford University Press). Includes interview material and biographical information...

8. A Real French Connection A Real French Connection April/May, 1997 Article describes a 1997 performance of Karrin Allyson at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club at the Hotel Meridien Etoile, Paris. Allyson's "near-native pronunciation of French lyrics coupled with soulful renditions...

9. A Voice at Bey A Voice at Bey February, 1993-March, 1993 Biographical article about the life and career of Kansas City jazz chanteuse Queen Bey.

10. All That Jazz 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...

11. All That Jazz All That Jazz November//1982 Photo and article about the members of the Lincoln High School Marching Band in late 1910s-1930s Kansas City, including Walter Page ("perhaps the most influential bassist in jazz history"), Thamon Hayes,...

12. Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, In Rememberance Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, In Rememberance February 2008 A collection of stories by various Kansas City musicians in remembrance of Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, "Kansas City's Queen of the Blues," who passed away on Dec. 25, 2007.

"Mama's Tribute"...

13. Arch Martin, 1931-2009 Arch Martin, 1931-2009 April/May 2009 Tribute to recently deceased Kansas City trombonist, Arch Martin. The author reminisces about Martin's career and his role as a mentor to other jazz musicians.

14. Arthur A. Jackson Sr. Arthur A. Jackson Sr. March 1, 2007 Obituary for Art Jackson, who died November 19, 2006. At the time of his death, Jackson was the oldest continuous member of the Scamps, and during his career he also played with Jay McShann, Gene Krupa,...

15. Bird' Grave--Tenor and All Bird' Grave--Tenor and All April/May, 2004 Brief item calling for the replacement of Charlie "Bird" Parker's headstone in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City. According to the author, the headstone "embarrasses our city" by displaying a tenor saxophone...

16. Black House Improvisers' Collective Black House Improvisers' Collective April/May 2011 Article on the the Black House Improvisers' Collective (BHIC), an organization that provides resources and support for local musicians. The program was started by saxophonist Hunter Long in conjunction...

17. Bob Brookmeyer: KC Roots/UMKC Connection Bob Brookmeyer: KC Roots/UMKC Connection April/May 1995 Article describes the life and career of jazz musician and Kansas City native Bob Brookmeyer. Brookmeyer, "a performer of enormous stature for more than 4 decades," graduated from Paseo High School in...

18. Brookmeyer Brookmeyer February/March 2009 Article spotlights the career of jazz trombonist, pianist, and composer Bob Brookmeyer. In 2006, Brookmeyer received the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters Award--the "nation's highest...

19. Celebrating Kansas City's Rich Jazz Heritage Celebrating Kansas City's Rich Jazz Heritage October/November, 2003 Articles consists of an alphabetical list and accompanying biographical note about 47 internationally recognized jazz musicians with strong ties to Kansas City.

20. Charles Williams Charles Williams April/May 2009 Article spotlights the career of pianist Charles Williams. A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Williams grew up in a musical family and learned to play several instruments at a young age. He identifies his...