Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Battle of the Bands, 1930, Outside of Musicians Association Building

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Panoramic photograph of the bands of the Musicians Protective Union Local 627, assembled for the annual Battle of the Bands at Paseo Hall, followed by a parade to the Musicians Association Building at 1823 Highland Avenue, where this picture was taken. The eight contestant bands pictured are Bennie Moten and George Lee's orchestras, Elmer Payne's Music Masters, Paul Banks's Rhythm Aces, Andy Kirk's 12 Clouds of Joy, Jap Allen's Troubadours, Julius Banks's Red Devils, and Bill Little and His Little Bills.

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May 4th 1930
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1823 Highland Avenue
Kansas City, MO
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39.09024, -94.56225
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Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the American Jazz Museum. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the American Jazz Museum.
Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
Leroy "Buster" Berry Collection
Digital Object Identifier: 
AJM-MC01-1996-043-0009
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