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201. The Buck Clayton Photo Collection Available Online The Buck Clayton Photo Collection Available Online August-September, 2004 Article describes the life and career of Buck Clayton, a jazz trumpter whose collection of papers and recordings was recently donated to the Special Collections of Miller Nichols Library at UMKC. Clayton...

202. The Foundation of Kansas City Jazz The Foundation of Kansas City Jazz December 2006/Janurary 2007 Article describing the talented musicians seen by the author over the years at Mutual Musician's Foundation jam sessions. The author also expresses his opinion of the 2006 crackdown on the serving of alcohol...

203. The Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection The Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection June/July, 2004 Article describes the 2004 donation of 375 oral histories of jazz musicians to the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The collection was given to Marr by renowned jazz scholar...

204. The Good Ol' 90's The Good Ol' 90's August-September, 2004 Article listing highlights and staples of the Kansas City jazz scene in the 1980's and 1990's. The author cites a friend as referring to these years as "good old days" of Kansas City jazz.

205. The Guitar and Kansas City Jazz The Guitar and Kansas City Jazz February/March, 2003 Article describing the influence of Kansas City musicians on jazz guitar playing.

206. The Jazz Disciple: Gerald Dunn The Jazz Disciple: Gerald Dunn June/July, 2004 Article describes the career of Gerald Dunn, the ''Jazz Disciple''. In addition to his own jazz radio show on community radio station KKFI (90.1 FM), Dunn works at the American Jazz Museum, performs, records,...

207. The Jumpin' Blues The Jumpin' Blues June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography detailing the beginning of Charlie Parker's playing with professional touring bands, including that of Jay McShann. The author follows Parker's departure from Kansas City in the late...

208. The Kansas City Style of Jazz The Kansas City Style of Jazz 2005 The authors in this book have traced the history and personalities involved in the immergence of the unique style of jazz that originated in the heartland and in particular in Kansas City during the 1920s-1940s....

209. The Man With A Horn The Man With A Horn July 1, 2006 Jazz trumpeter Mike Metheny, brother of Pat Metheny, returned to Kansas City from Boston, where he taught music theory and improvisation courses at Berklee College of Music, and took up the pen as editor...

210. The Marr Sound Archives: For the Record The Marr Sound Archives: For the Record August/September, 1995 Article describing the origins and growth of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The archives was established in 1987 from a gift of 42,000 sound recordings from professor...

211. The Song Is You The Song Is You June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography describing the musical innovations and importance of Charlie Parker. Includes several note-by-note analyses of Parker's playing, comparing it to that of other jazz musicians and highlighting...

212. The Sound of Music, Live Music The Sound of Music, Live Music May, 2005 Article describes an entire weekend of live music activities in Kansas City, Missouri. Stops include the Gem Theater, the Blue Room, Jardine's, and the Mutual Musicians Foundation building.

213. Tim's Town Tim's Town October 2005 Article profiles jazz pianist, Tim Whitmer. As well as being a "fixture in his home town", Whitmer performs all over the United States and abroad. He is also a composer and hosts "Spirituality and All...

214. Time Keeper Time Keeper June/July 2008 Profile of jazz pianist Bram Wijnands, a native of The Netherlands who immigrated to Kansas City in 1991. Wijnands performs regularly with his trio and a seven-piece band and also teaches jazz studies...

215. Todd Strait: Sticking to the Music Todd Strait: Sticking to the Music February/March, 1996 Article describes the life and career of Todd Strait, Kansas City jazz drummer.

216. Tommy Ruskin: A JAM Q&A Tommy Ruskin: A JAM Q&A August/September 2008 Interview with Kansas City drummist Tommy Ruskin, who discusses his drumming style, musical influences, and memorable performances. Ruskin has been the "house drummer" for the Topeka Jazz Workshop and...

217. Trippin' Out Trippin' Out November/7-13/2002 Review of Kansas City-born jazz guitarist Pat Metheny's 2002 album "Speaking of Now".

218. Turning Frowns into Smiles Turning Frowns into Smiles August/September//2002 Article about the music of Luqman Hamza, a renowned Kansas City jazz singer.

219. Tyrone Clark: Always Right There Tyrone Clark: Always Right There August/September 2010 Article profiles Kansas City bassist Tyrone Clark, who discusses his musical career and influences. Clark has played with the Jazz Disciples since the mid-1990s.

220. Vince Bilardo, 1928-2009 Vince Bilardo, 1928-2009 April/May 2009 Tribute to recently deceased Kansas City percussionist, Vince Bilardo. Described as the "gold standard" of jazz drummers in Kansas City, Bilardo worked with nearly every notable musician in the area during...