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1. Biography of Andy Kirk (1898-1992), Bandleader Biography of Andy Kirk (1898-1992), Bandleader 2003

2. Biography of Jay McShann (1916-2006), Pianist and Bandleader Biography of Jay McShann (1916-2006), Pianist and Bandleader 2007;

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

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

5. Biography of Claude Williams (1908-2004), Musician Biography of Claude Williams (1908-2004), Musician 2004

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

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

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

9. 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...

10. 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"...

11. History of Jazz History of Jazz ca. 1965 A comprehensive paper (written by Gordon Stevenson) on the history of jazz in the Kansas City and surrounding areas from its origins in the late 19th century to its decline after the Pendergast era around...

12. Sustainability Summit: A Kansas City Jazz Roundtable Sustainability Summit: A Kansas City Jazz Roundtable February/March 2014 A roundtable of local musicians discuss the state of jazz in Kansas City and sustainability for the future - specifically the ability of musicians to make a living, as well as keeping audiences interested...

13. KC Jazz, NY Style KC Jazz, NY Style September 18, 2005 A three-night festival devoted to Kansas City jazz opens September 22 at New York's Lincoln Center. Part of the "Jazz at Lincoln Center" series, the festival was the brain child of Wynton Marsalis. Bram...

14. Musical Quartet and Singers Musical Quartet and Singers circa 1930s African-American quartet playing music with a group of men singing.

15. In Praise of Those Who Spread the Word In Praise of Those Who Spread the Word October/November, 2003 Alphabetical list of 33 individuals credited with "spreading the word" about Kansas City jazz on the national and international stage.

16. 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;...

17. KC Blues Scene Mourns Singer KC Blues Scene Mourns Singer December 26, 2007 Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, local blues singer, died December 25, 2007, at the age of 76. Her death was due to complications from a stroke. "She was a founding member of the Kansas City Blues Society...and...

18. Services for Myra Taylor Saturday Services for Myra Taylor Saturday December 16-22, 2011 Article about jazz vocalist Myra Taylor who died December 9, 2011, at the age of 94. Taylor had performed in Kansas City nightclubs in the 18th and Vine district during the 1930s.

19. Jazz Master Alaadeen Will Be Remembered by Many Jazz Master Alaadeen Will Be Remembered by Many August 20, 2010 Article about saxophonist Ahmad Alaadeen who died August 15, 2010. A Kansas City native, Alaadeen was "considered among a group of second generation saxophonists" who were inspired by musicians like Charlie...

20. Keeper Of The Scamps' Beat Dies At 82 Keeper Of The Scamps' Beat Dies At 82 March 29, 2010 Article about the death of Oscar "Lucky" Wesley on March 20, 2010, at age 82. Wesley was a bass player who played with many Kansas City groups, but his principal affiliation was with the Scamps, whom he...