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141. 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...

142. Musicians Celebrate Frank Mantooth in Their Own Words Musicians Celebrate Frank Mantooth in Their Own Words April/May, 2004 Statements by various Kansas City jazz musicians about Frank Mantooth on the occasion of his death on January 30, 2004 in Garden City, Kansas. Mantooth was a piano player, writer and arranger, and music...

143. Myra Taylor Myra Taylor 2002 This book contains one page personal accounts of the lives of numerous women from the Kansas City metro area, as well as their photograph. Includes singer and actress Myra Taylor.

144. Night on the Town: Music Takes Big Leap from Roof Night on the Town: Music Takes Big Leap from Roof December 8, 1967 Biographical article about J. J. Douglas, a Kansas City jazz musician “who now performs with a trio at the Twelfth of Never, 3515 Troost Avenue.” Douglas recalls in the article his days of performing...

145. Noted Jazz Man Dies at 67 Noted Jazz Man Dies at 67 February 23, 1971 Obituary for Everett Richard Joshua Johnson, a Kansas City musician credited with helping to create the "boogie woogie" piano style. Johnson was born in Higginsville, Missouri, and came to Kansas City,...

146. Notes on Film Notes on Film April 27-May 3, 2006 Review of an exhibit, "The Fine Art of Kansas City Jazz," by photographer Dan White. Shown at the American Jazz Museum in 2006, White's photographs of Kansas City jazz musicians include images of Claude...

147. Now's the Time Now's the Time June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography chronicling the period of Charlie Parker's career from late 1943 to mid-1946, when he was committed to the California state mental hospital at Camarillo. Includes details of Parker's...

148. Obituary for Steven J. Patke Obituary for Steven J. Patke June 27, 2005 Obituary for Steven Joseph Patke, who died June 25, 2005 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 54. Patke was a well-known Kansas City jazz musician, playing sax, flute, and clarinet, and also served on the...

149. Odd Orchestration Odd Orchestration May 10, 2010 Review of the performance of "Lee's Summit native and Grammy-winning jazz musician Pat Metheny" at the Uptown Theater on May 14, 2010. Includes picture of his Orchestrion machine composed of many different...

150. On Jazz Stage, She's Electric On Jazz Stage, She's Electric August 26, 2006 Former Kansas City social worker, Lisa Henry, makes her way to the top of the jazz scene. She's "booked for the White House in celebration of a contest that helped her career."

151. 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...

152. One for the Count: A Personal Tribute to Count Basie One for the Count: A Personal Tribute to Count Basie August-September, 2004 Basie Orchestra rhythm guitarist Will Matthews writes of his experiences playing in the 70-year-old (in 2004) Basie big band. Also recalled is a 1980, after hours visit by Basie to the Mutual Musicians...

153. One O'Clock Jump One O'Clock Jump June 28, 1905 Section of book describing the musical "battles" between Walter Page's Blue Devils and George E. Lee and his Novelty Singing Orchestra at Paseo Hall in the autumn of 1928 (on Halloween night and several...

154. One O'Clock Jump One O'Clock Jump June 28, 1905 Chapter entitled "Swing Maestro," detailing the life of Oran Alfonso ("Hot Lips") Page, born in Dallas, Texas on January 27, 1908. Page was a legendary trumpet man, playing in New Orleans, throughout the...

155. One O'Clock Jump One O'Clock Jump June 28, 1905 Chapter entitled "Moten Swing," detailing the heyday of Benny Moten and his "Motenites"--band members such as Eddie Durham, Jo Jones, Count Basie, and Oran Page. Moten is described by the author as "the...

156. 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,...

157. One O'Clock Jump One O'Clock Jump June 28, 1905 Excerpt of book describing a reunion in New York City in early 1941 of a number of prominent jazz musicians linked to the musical tradition of Kansas City. Assembled to create "a historic recording of...

158. One O'Clock Jump Skips a Beat or Two One O'Clock Jump Skips a Beat or Two January 22, 2006 Review of the book One O'Clock Jump, by Douglas Henry Daniels (Beacon Press, 2005). The book argues that Oklahoma City is often unfairly overlooked as a birthplace of jazz, in favor of Kansas City.

159. Orestie ''Rusty'' Lennion Tucker Orestie ''Rusty'' Lennion Tucker June 16, 2006 Obituary for Orestie "Rusty" Tucker, who died June 14, 2006 in Kansas City, Missouri. Playing drums, trumpet, and singing with The Scamps and other groups, Tucker become one of Kansas City's most beloved...

160. Orestie 'Rusty' Tucker Orestie 'Rusty' Tucker August/September 2006 Brief obituary for Rusty Tucker, who died June 14, 2006. Tucker came to Kansas City in 1948, originally playing the trumpet, but eventually becoming an accomplished drummer and singer. Among the bands...