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101. Jewish Jazz Cats Uphold Tradition Jewish Jazz Cats Uphold Tradition April 30, 2010 Article profiles three Jewish jazz musicians: drummer Tommy Ruskin (67), trumpeter Stan Kessler (58), and drummer Sam Wisman (27). All three were featured promiently in a new documentary film called "Kansas...

102. Jim Mair and His KC Jazz Orchestra Jim Mair and His KC Jazz Orchestra April/May, 2004 Article profiling saxophonist/educator Jim Mair. In 1991, when he often played at the Phoenix, Jazz Ambassador Magazine voted Mair the top saxophoinist in Kansas City. Mair left the area to teach at the...

103. Joe Cartwright: Presenting the Best of Kansas City Jazz Joe Cartwright: Presenting the Best of Kansas City Jazz December, 2004 Article profiling Kansas City jazz pianist Joe Cartwright and "his baby," the Fairmont Sunday Best of Kansas City Jazz series.

104. 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...

105. Kansas City is Saxy, Part Three Kansas City is Saxy, Part Three October/November 2007 Part three of an article profiling several Kansas City-area saxophonists including Doug Talley, Dennis Winslett, Mark Southerland, and Kerry Straye. The interviewees discuss such topics as their passion...

106. Kansas City is Saxy, Part Two Kansas City is Saxy, Part Two August/September 2007 Part two of an article profiling several Kansas City-area saxophonists including Dave Chael, Matt Carrillo, Rich Wheeler, and Charles Perkins. The interviewees discuss such topics as their passion for...

107. Kansas City is Saxy: a Survey of Kansas City Saxphonists Kansas City is Saxy: a Survey of Kansas City Saxphonists June/July 2007 Part one of an article profiling several Kansas City-area saxophonists including Mike White, Loren Pickford, Chris Burnett and Dan Thomas. The interviewees discuss such topics as their passion for jazz...

108. Kansas City Night Life Kansas City Night Life November-December//1961 Illustrations and article about the Prohibition and Great Depression eras of Kansas City, coinciding with the Pendergast machine years of open vice and jazz and blues night clubs. Mention of numerous organized...

109. Kansas City Perspective Kansas City Perspective July/31/1965 Article about the importance of Count Basie to the Kansas City jazz music scene, also with information about fellow black Kansas City jazz musicians Bennie Moten and Andy Kirk.

110. Kansas City's Billy Graham in Basie Orchestra Kansas City's Billy Graham in Basie Orchestra May 10, 1957 Vertical file contains a photo and biographical article about William Graham, or Billy Graham, a saxophone player with the Count Basie Orchestra playing in Kansas City in 1957. Billy was the son of the...

111. Kansas City's New Young Lions: Ready to Keep Kansas City on the Jazz Map, Part II Kansas City's New Young Lions: Ready to Keep Kansas City on the Jazz Map, Part II June/July, 2005 Article profiles four young Kansas City jazz musicians: Seth Lee (bass), Harold O'Neal (piano), Matt Hopper (guitar), Ryan Howard (piano/organ).

112. Kansas City's Queen of the Blues Is Gone--(But Not Forgotten) Kansas City's Queen of the Blues Is Gone--(But Not Forgotten) March//1978 Photos and biographical article about Julia Lee (1902-1958), a black singer and pianist starting her career in the 1910s in Kansas City and earning "her reputation as one of the country's greatest blues...

113. Karrin Allyson Karrin Allyson 2002 One-page personal account of Kansas City's Karrin Allyson, jazz singer, pianist, and songwriter.

114. Karrin Allyson, Wild for You Karrin Allyson, Wild for You August-September, 2004 Review of Karrin Allyson's 2004 release, Wild for You. Accompanied by a group of Kansas city musicians, Allyson's latest record is "a homage to the '70's, when pop songs were sung not shouted.''

115. Karrin Allyson: Wild for You Karrin Allyson: Wild for You June 10-16, 2004 Music review of Karrin Allyson's 2004 release _Wild For You_, featuring covers of standards by James Taylor, Elton John, Roberta Flack, and Joni Mitchell.

116. KC Drummer Vince Bilardo, Mentor to Other Musicians, Dies KC Drummer Vince Bilardo, Mentor to Other Musicians, Dies February 26, 2009 Obituary for Kansas City musician Vince Bilardo, who died February 23, 2009, in his home. Bilardo's musical career spanned nearly four decades, including 23 years with the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra....

117. KC Jazz Sax Legend Dies at 86 KC Jazz Sax Legend Dies at 86 November 22, 2006 Article reporting the death of Art Jackson, who passed November 19, 2006 at age 86. Jackson was the oldest and longest continuous member of The Scamps, a Kansas City jazz group; he was an accomplished...

118. 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...

119. KC-bred Pianist Russ Long Dies KC-bred Pianist Russ Long Dies January 3, 2007 Kansas City jazz pianist Russ Long died December 31, 2006, at the age of 67. "Long, born Russ Longstreth, was a much admired musician, singer and composer who worked in many of Kansas City's jazz clubs...

120. 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...