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1. ''Coots'' Dye, 1912-1998 ''Coots'' Dye, 1912-1998 October/November, 1998 Obituary for Elbert James "Coots" Dye, a Kansas City jazz pianist. Dye moved to Kansas City in the 1930's, and later received the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Award.

2. ''Rupe'': Wayne Ruppenthal ''Rupe'': Wayne Ruppenthal February/March, 1997 Article describing the life and career of trumpeter Wayne Ruppenthal. Ruppenthal, a native of Russell, Kansas, began taking cornet lessons at age 13 from "Mr. Deines", a former member of the Coon-Sanders...

3. 'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow 'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow June/July, 1998 Article describes an effort by the steering committee of the Kaw valley Arts Council and a group of University of Kansas Architecture students to create a Charlie Parker Memorial Park in Kansas City, Kansas....

4. 'Bird's Return to the Vine 'Bird's Return to the Vine February/March, 1999 Article previews the unveiling of the sculpture and tomb of Charlie "Bird" Parker at 17th and the Paseo in the historic 18th and Vine district. The monument to Parker, designed by artist Robert Graham,...

5. A Different Drummer A Different Drummer May 5, 2011 Feature article on local drummer and instructor Brandon Draper, who describes his father's musical influence as well as his career. Draper currently teaches at Shawnee Mission West High School and Kansas...

6. A Pianist with a Passion A Pianist with a Passion April 29, 2010 Obituary for Kansas City jazz pianist and piano tuner Byron Floyd "Pete" Eye (77). His band, the Pete Eye Trio, played regular shows at the Carriage Club for 20 years. In 1992, Eye was honored as an Elder...

7. A Proven Legend . . . and a Promising Newcomer A Proven Legend . . . and a Promising Newcomer December, 2003 Article describes the life and career of Jay McShann on the occasion of a December 13, 2003 performance at the Folly Theater. McShann was born on January 12, 1916; he came to kansas City from Muskogee,...

8. A Raucous and Wild Ride Back in Time A Raucous and Wild Ride Back in Time June/July, 2005 Article describes the 2005 publication of Kansas City Jazz from Ragtime to Bebop--A History, by Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix (Oxford University Press). Includes interview material and biographical information...

9. A Real French Connection A Real French Connection April/May, 1997 Article describes a 1997 performance of Karrin Allyson at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club at the Hotel Meridien Etoile, Paris. Allyson's "near-native pronunciation of French lyrics coupled with soulful renditions...

10. A Smart Decision for Widow of the 'Fiddler' A Smart Decision for Widow of the 'Fiddler' September 28, 2010 Article reports on a display case at the LaBudde Special Collections Department at the Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City showcasing memorabilia of Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Williams'...

11. A Very Deserving Music Star A Very Deserving Music Star May 13, 2006 Marilyn Maye will receive a Lifetime Achivement Award May 20 at the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit Concert. Leon Brady will also receive an award.

12. All That Jazz--On Film In KC All That Jazz--On Film In KC June 16, 2006 Located at the American Jazz Museum is a wonderful collection called the John Baker Film Collection. This collection contains about 700 hours of film. "Some of the holdings are full-length features, some...

13. Allyson Teases KC with Talent Allyson Teases KC with Talent November 17, 2004 Review of performance of jazz singer Karrin Allyson, formerly of Kansas City, on November 15 at Jardine's.

14. 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;...

15. An Interview With Carroll Jenkins An Interview With Carroll Jenkins 1976-09-14 Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded September 14, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...

16. 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.

17. 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,...

18. 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,...

19. 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...

20. 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...