Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Bennie Moten Orchestra

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Circa 1931 photograph of the Bennie Moten Orchestra posed in front of the Fairyland Park stage at the southeast corner of Prospect Avenue and 75th Street. Pictured in bottom row are Count Basie, Hot Lips Page, Ed Lewis, Eddie Durham, Woodie Walder, Leroy Berry, Harlan Leonard, and Jack Washington (second, third fourth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and twelfth from left, respectively). Top row, from left are Bennie Moten, Bus Moten, and James Rushing.

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1931
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7501 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO
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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.
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Leroy "Buster" Berry Collection
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AJM-MC01-96-43-5