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121. Keeping the Beat Keeping the Beat December 2008/January 2009 Profiles of four Kansas City drummers: Ray DeMarchi, Sam Wisman, Tim Cambron, Brandon Draper. The musicians discuss their musical backgrounds and careers, as well as the Kansas City jazz scene.

122. Keeping the Beat: Tommy Ruskin is the Town's Top Drummer Keeping the Beat: Tommy Ruskin is the Town's Top Drummer Spring 2004 As part of its "I Love the Nightlife" series about Jewish jazz musicians, this article profiles Tommy Ruskin. Ruskin performs with his wife, jazz singer Julie Turner, as well as with Bram Wijnands.

123. Knocky Parker Knocky Parker 1962 Believed to be piano player Knocky Parker seated on bed.

124. Lady Sings the Cooch Lady Sings the Cooch June 2-8, 2005 Article analyzes the music of Kansas City jazz singer Julia Lee, and its place in the jazz history of Kansas City. Includes an examination of the provacative nature of Lee's lyrics, as well as their reflection...

125. Last Straws Last Straws 1964 Group of musicians playing outside identified on the back of the photo as the Last Straws, New Orleans, 1964. Names not given of men.

126. Last Straws Last Straws 1964 Group of musicians seated outside and identified as the Last Straws, New Orleans, 1964. Individual names not given.

127. Leed's Eight to the Bar Leed's Eight to the Bar Photo and biographical description of Pete Johnson, "probably the most famous keyboard artist in the [Leed's] Eight [music group] to the bar category among musicians," specializing in "boogie woogie" piano...

128. Legendary Musician Dies Legendary Musician Dies December 8-14, 2006 Article reporting the death of Jay McShann, a Kansas City bebop jazz pioneer. McShann, known to his friends as "Hootie," was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1916, relocated to Kansas City in 1936, and formed...

129. Leon Brady's Kansas City Youth Jazz Band Leon Brady's Kansas City Youth Jazz Band December 2006-January 2007 Interview with jazz educator Leon Brady, long-time leader of the Kansas City Youth Jazz Band.

130. Listen to the Big Noise from the Bassman . . . Listen to the Big Noise from the Bassman . . . April/May 2006 Homage to Milt Abel, a Kansas City bassist and jazz legend who died February 3, 2006. The author recalls memories of over 45 years of listening to Milt Abel play live in Kansas City.

131. Lonnie McFadden Lonnie McFadden February/March 2011 Article spotlights the entertainment career of Lonnie McFadden, a dancer, singer, and trumpet player. McFadden toured with R&B bands as a teenager before forming Lonnie and the Band with his brother Ronald,...

132. Louis' Children: American Jazz Singers Louis' Children: American Jazz Singers 1984 Chapter of the book about the black Kansas City jazz musicians Little Jimmy Rushing, Big Joe Turner and Pha Terrell," all singers. Description of James Andrew Rushing (1905-1972), as a native of Oklahoma...

133. Making Jazz History: 87 Years and Going Strong Making Jazz History: 87 Years and Going Strong April/May, 1995 Article describes Spring, 1995 activities of Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Williams, was interviewed on February 22, 1995 by Chuck Haddix of the Marr Sound Archives for the Smithsonian Institution's Oral...

134. Mark Pender Mark Pender August-September, 2004 Brief article about Mark Pender, trumpeter with the Max Weinberg Seven, the house band for the Conan O'Brien Show on NBC. Pender, a native of Kansas City, has been in every taping of the show (the show...

135. Marr Sound Archives Receives Collection from Warren Bowman Marr Sound Archives Receives Collection from Warren Bowman April/May, 2004 Article describes a collection left to the Marr Sound Archives in 2004 by deceased Kansas City piantist Warren Bowman. The collection includes a large collection of recordings by contemporary Kansas City...

136. McShann Jazz Memorabilia Collection Now at UMKC McShann Jazz Memorabilia Collection Now at UMKC September 8, 2009 Short announcement that Jay McShann's collection of video-recorded interviews and performances, photographs, awards, and other memorabilia was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City by McShann's...

137. Milt Abel (1928-2006) Milt Abel (1928-2006) April/May 2006 Obituary for Milt Abel, who died February 3, 2006 at age 77. Abel was born in Philadelphia, but after being stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, he settled in Kansas City and became one of its "most...

138. Museum Is Missing KC Jazz Museum Is Missing KC Jazz July 5, 2004 Part of "As I See It" column on the editorial page. Local musician Mike Metheny writes that he feels like 4 local jazz musicians should be included as a part of the local jazz museum. The names include...

139. Musical Aliens Find Each Other in Kansas City Musical Aliens Find Each Other in Kansas City April/May 2009 Article spotlights the careers of two Kansas City jazz musicians, Mike Ning and Victor Perelmuter and tells the story of how they found their way to Kansas City. Ning, a pianist, was born in China but...

140. Musician with Area Roots Takes his Talent to Broadway Musician with Area Roots Takes his Talent to Broadway December 31, 2005 Ray Lisenby is a 1973 graduate of Raytown South High School and received his bachlor's and master's degrees from the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music. After teaching music at Belmont...