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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. Keeping That KC Vibe Keeping That KC Vibe Cover story about Eldar Djangirov, the piano prodigy who came to Kansas City from Kyrgystan around 1997 at the age of 10. Companion article "Good Press for Eldar" quotes reviews fromother newspapers about...

3. 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.

4. 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...

5. 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...

6. Knocky Parker Knocky Parker 1962 Believed to be piano player Knocky Parker seated on bed.

7. Last Straws Last Straws 1964 Group of musicians playing outside identified on the back of the photo as the Last Straws, New Orleans, 1964. Names not given of men.

8. Last Straws Last Straws 1964 Group of musicians seated outside and identified as the Last Straws, New Orleans, 1964. Individual names not given.

9. An Interview With Ahmad Ala-adeen An Interview With Ahmad Ala-adeen 1976-08-27 An interview with musician Ahmad Ala-adeen. Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded July 27, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc;...

10. An Interview With Carroll Jenkins An Interview With Carroll Jenkins 1976-09-14 Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded September 14, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...

11. SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection 1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...

12. Local Music and Musicians Local Music and Musicians 1983-1991 A 2 volume collection of photocopied newspaper articles and other ephemera detailing the activities of various musical performers and groups in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The material focuses on...

13. Unsung Heroes of Rock' n ' Roll Unsung Heroes of Rock' n ' Roll 1984 File containing photos and a chapter of the book about Big Joe Turner (1911-1985), a jazz and blues singer in 1920s-1930s Kansas City. Native Kansas Citian starting out here at such nightclubs as the Sunset...

14. Biography of William (Count) Basie (1904-1984), Pianist and Bandleader Biography of William (Count) Basie (1904-1984), Pianist and Bandleader 1999

15. Biography of Charlie "Bird" Parker (1920-1955), Jazz Great Biography of Charlie "Bird" Parker (1920-1955), Jazz Great 1999

16. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Short biography of Kansas City born jazz musician Bennie Moten (1894-1935), written by Janet Bruce Campbell. Includes citations.

17. 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...

18. Biography of Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), Musician, Stride Piano pioneer. Biography of Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), Musician, Stride Piano pioneer. 1999

19. Charlie Parker Sculpture Charlie Parker Sculpture 1999 View looking toward the northwest with the Charlie Parker Memorial sculpture in view as well as the Kansas City downtown skyline. Parker memorial is located at 17th Terrace and the Paseo in the historic...

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