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21. 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...

22. 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...

23. 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.

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

25. Biography of Bennie Moten (1894-1935), Pianist and Bandleader Biography of Bennie Moten (1894-1935), Pianist and Bandleader 1999

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

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

28. Biography of Felix Payne (1884-1962), Businessman and Politician Biography of Felix Payne (1884-1962), Businessman and Politician 1999

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

30. Biography of John A. Jones (1867-1937), Businessman and Barber Biography of John A. Jones (1867-1937), Businessman and Barber 1999

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

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

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

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

35. 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...

36. 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...

37. 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...

38. 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...

39. Brad Gregory Brad Gregory August/September 2013 Article profiles local musican Brad Gregory, described as "one of the pacesetters in the Kansas City saxophone community." A native of Edmonton, Canada, Gregory began playing saxophone at age 13 and went...

40. Brookmeyer Brookmeyer February/March 2009 Article spotlights the career of jazz trombonist, pianist, and composer Bob Brookmeyer. In 2006, Brookmeyer received the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters Award--the "nation's highest...