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1. Winnwood Park Winnwood Park Postcard of Winnwood Park between north Kansas City and Liberty

2. Transition: Farewell to a Royal Jazzman Transition: Farewell to a Royal Jazzman May/7/1984 Photo and obituary for William Basie, or Count Basie (1904-1984), leader of "some of the most explosive big bands in jazz history." Native of New Jersey coming to Kansas City in 1927 as a pianist and joining...

3. Tom Coakley Tom Coakley n.d. Autographed portrait of orchestra leader Tom Coakley.

4. Ted Weems Ted Weems n.d. Portrait of band leader Ted Weems autographed to Joe Sanders. It reads "To my good friend Joe Sanders with sincere good wishes, Ted Weems".

5. Ted Fiorito Ted Fiorito Circa 1930s Autographed, publicity portrait of Ted Fiorito, also written as Ted Fio Rito. Autograph reads: "To Joe--Master of the proffession and a real boy--Fraternally Ted Fiorito." Fiorito had has own orchestra...

6. Skinnay Ennis Skinnay Ennis Circa 1930s Portrait of "Skinnay" Ennis, radio soloist and stylist, featured with the Hal Kemp Orchestra.

7. SC1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid SC1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid ca. 1908-1950 (bulk 1920-1940) Joe Sanders was born in Thayer, Kansas, and spent the majority of his childhood in the Kansas City area. He started his musical performances as a boy soprano in local church choirs and graduated from Westport...

8. Phil Levant Phil Levant n.d. Autographed portrait to Joe Sanders of orchestra leader Phil Levant.

9. Paul Whiteman Paul Whiteman n.d. Autographed portrait of big band leader Paul Whiteman. Autograph reads "To my pal Joe Sanders - Paul Whiteman".

10. Orville Knapp Orville Knapp n.d. Autographed portrait of orchestra leader Orville Knapp. Autograph says "To Papa Joe, One swell guy - Orville Knapp".

11. One O'Clock Jump One O'Clock Jump June 28, 1905 Chapter entitled "Basie," describing the height of fame achieved by Count Basie and his Orchestra during the late 1930's and '40's. During this era, the "Basie-ites" included Eddie Durham, Jimmy Rushing,...

12. Once a Blue Devil Once a Blue Devil 2006 Chapter from the book One O'Clock Jump that describes the early life and career of William (Count) Basie. Basie was born in Red Bank, New Jersey in 1904, and in Harlem was introduced to the organ by Fats...

13. Kay Kyser Kay Kyser n.d. Portrait of band leader Kay Kyser autographed to Joe [Sanders].

14. Kansas City is Big Band Country Kansas City is Big Band Country August/September 2009 Article profiles six big bands in Kansas City: New Vintage Big Band, New Jazz Order Big Band, Abel Ramirez Big Band, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, People's Liberation Big Band, and Louis Neal Big Band.

15. Kansas City Has Been Diverse-fied Kansas City Has Been Diverse-fied October/November 2009 Article profiles a young, up and coming Kansas City jazz band called "Diverse." The five members studied under Professor Bobby Watson at the University of Missouri--Kansas City Conservatory and include...

16. Johnny Johnson Johnny Johnson n.d. Autographed photograph to Joe Sanders of orchestra leader Johnny Johnson seated at a piano.

17. Johnny Johnson Johnny Johnson n.d. Autographed portrait of orchestra leader Johnny Johnson.

18. Jazzing it Up Jazzing it Up February 2008 The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra "is an 18-piece profesional big band, and it's run much like a symphony orchestra, with paid musicians and a season of concerts." Conductor Jim Mair hopes the band will become...

19. Jack Hylton Jack Hylton 1936 Autographed full body portrait of band leader Jack Hylton holding baton.

20. Jack Crawford Jack Crawford n.d. Portrait of orchestra leader Jack Crawford autographed to Joe Sanders. Autograph reads "Jack Crawford, the old 'clown prince' extends his right hand to the old 'left hander' in sincere admiration".