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21. 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.

22. 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,...

23. Arthur Jackson Arthur Jackson December 1-7, 2006 Obituary for Kansas City jazz musician Arthur Jackson. Jackson attended Douglass and Attucks Elementary Schools, Lincoln High School, and R. T. Coles Vocational School. He played the clarinet, tenor sax,...

24. Back Home in KC, a Jazz Legend Gets the Recognition He's Due Back Home in KC, a Jazz Legend Gets the Recognition He's Due October 18, 2008 Two Kansas City jazz musicians, Luqman Hamza and Curtis Fuller, received the American Jazz Museum's 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. Hamza (formerly known as Larry Cummings) is a singer and pianist who...

25. Bassist Milt Abel, a Key Player in KC Jazz, Dies at 77 Bassist Milt Abel, a Key Player in KC Jazz, Dies at 77 February 6, 2006 Local jazz bass player Milt Abel died February 3, 2006, at age 77. He and his first wife, Bettye Miller, performed for many years at the Horseshoe Lounge on Troost Avenue near East Linwood Boulevard. She...

26. Beatin' the Heat Beatin' the Heat May 20-26, 2004 Article describes the author's visit to the Mutual Musicians Foundation, at 1823 Highland. In 2004, the building is host to all night jam sessions on Friday and Saturday nights.

27. Beloved KC Sax Man Dies of Cancer Beloved KC Sax Man Dies of Cancer August 3, 2013 Brief article in tribute to Kerry Strayer, Kansas City baritone saxophone player and staple of the jazz music scene. The author states that Strayer was 56 at the time of his death from cancer on August...

28. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

37. 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...

38. 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...

39. 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...

40. Body and Soul Body and Soul 2006 Chapter of biography examining Charlie Parker's parents, his early years in Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri, and his musical beginnings in the Vine Street nightclub district. Includes details about an...