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81. I Remember You I Remember You June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography describing Charlie Parker's life from early 1952 to the time of his death in March, 1955. Includes details of gigs on the West Coast and elsewhere during these years, as well as the...

82. In Closing . . . In Closing . . . August/September, 2003 Obituary for saxophonist Harold Ashby, who died June 13, 2003 in New York. Ashby was born in Kansas City in 1925, and was ''a direct link to a succession of great Kansas City tenor players that included...

83. In Praise of Those Who Spread the Word In Praise of Those Who Spread the Word October/November, 2003 Alphabetical list of 33 individuals credited with "spreading the word" about Kansas City jazz on the national and international stage.

84. In Touch with Bobby Watson In Touch with Bobby Watson December 2008/January 2009 Article profiles jazz saxphonist, composer, and educator, Bobby Watson. A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Watson spent much of his career in New York City. He returned to Kansas City in 2002 to assume the...

85. Jay McShann Jay McShann Photos, illustrations, and information on Jay McShann, a jazz pianist born in Oklahoma about 1916 and coming to Kansas City in 1937, playing with several prominent jazz musicians and at many clubs, starting...

86. Jay McShann--A Kansas City Jazz Legend Jay McShann--A Kansas City Jazz Legend November/8/2000 Biographical article about Jay McShann, "[r]ecognized as one of the great blues and jazz musicians of the twentieth century," born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1916 and coming to Kansas City in 1937 as a...

87. Jay McShann 1916-2006 Jay McShann 1916-2006 March 1, 2007 Article memorializing Kansas City jazz great Jay McShann, composed of quotes about the musician by friends, fellow musicians, scholars, and fans.

88. Jay McShann: "It's Still a Gas Playing in Kansas City" Jay McShann: "It's Still a Gas Playing in Kansas City" February/March, 1997 Interview with Kansas City jazz legend Jay McShann. McShann discusses his personal jazz history, as well as his relationship with Charlie Parker.

89. JayMo & Friends JayMo & Friends March 1, 2006 Description of "Kansas City-based ensemble which regularly appears at Jardine's on Main Street". The band is named for lead singer Jay Mowbray who is also profiled.

90. Jazz great is sent off in style. Jazz great is sent off in style. August 22, 2003 Column describes gathering of jazz musicians in Kansas City to commemorate the death of Harold Ashby. The saxophonist was born in Kansas City in 1925 but joined Duke Ellington's orchestra and lived in...

91. Jazz Jam Crashers Jazz Jam Crashers October 26-November 1, 2006 Article describes the stricter enforcement of liquor regulations at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in October, 2006. The building, which hosts famous after-hours jam sessions for jazz musicians and fans,...

92. Jazz Master Alaadeen Will Be Remembered by Many Jazz Master Alaadeen Will Be Remembered by Many August 20, 2010 Article about saxophonist Ahmad Alaadeen who died August 15, 2010. A Kansas City native, Alaadeen was "considered among a group of second generation saxophonists" who were inspired by musicians like Charlie...

93. Jazz Masters and Kansas City Jazz Masters and Kansas City February/March 2011 Every year since 1982, The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has honored ''America's Jazz Masters." This article provides an overview of those musicians honored with the award who were born or grew...

94. Jazz Musician Makes Most of Legacy Jazz Musician Makes Most of Legacy September 22, 1999 This "City Beat" column written by Steve Penn features local jazz musician Ben Kynard. Kynard made his mark in the 1940s and 1950s as an alto and tenor saxophone player as well as being a composer and...

95. Jazz Musicians Play for a Slain Colleague Jazz Musicians Play for a Slain Colleague November/17/1980 File containing an obituary for Steve Harvey, a 27-year-old jazz saxophonist of Kansas City found beaten to death near Liberty Memorial Mall. Former player with Freddie Hubbard and Roy Ayers, honored at...

96. Jazz Site to Get Badge of Honor Jazz Site to Get Badge of Honor September 26, 2003 The Mutual Musicians Foundation building at 1823 Highland Avenue joins the Harry S. Truman farm home in Grandview and the Truman Historic District in Independence as the only national historic landmarks...

97. Jazz Site to Get Badge of Honor Jazz Site to Get Badge of Honor September 26, 2003 Column discusses designation of Mutual Musicians Foundation building at 1823 Highland as national historic landmark.

98. Jazz Wouldn't Be the Same Without Her Jazz Wouldn't Be the Same Without Her May 16, 2010 Article reviews the life of Mary Lou Williams (May 8, 1901-1981) and her contribution to jazz on the occasion of her 100th birthday. "Mary Lou Williams was 19 when she played piano on the first recordings...

99. Jazz: Horn of Plenty, Kansas City's Jazz Heritage Now Has a Home Jazz: Horn of Plenty, Kansas City's Jazz Heritage Now Has a Home August /31/1997 Series of articles including: Opening events for the Kansas City Jazz Museum; The Jazz Museum: Past and Future; Kansas City's Jazz Legacy; A KC Jazz Chronology; Brief Lives of Some Local Greats (James...

100. Jazzing it Up Jazzing it Up February 2008 The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra "is an 18-piece profesional big band, and it's run much like a symphony orchestra, with paid musicians and a season of concerts." Conductor Jim Mair hopes the band will become...