Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Kansas City Jazz

Image Gallery

Woody Walder, Corrine Walder, Alberta Minor, and Bob Minor at Joe Jacob's Place, 18th and Vine, no date. Source: Corrine Walder.

T. H. Holder’s orchestra posed with instruments; Claude Williams on left end. Source: Claude Williams.

Chauncey Down's band with Woody Walder (sax) and Ernie Williams at Chauncey Down's Hall (known later as the Casa Loma Ballroom) in the Do

Circa 1925 photograph with interior view of the original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra seated and posed with their instruments.

Portrait of Bill "Count" Basie, headshot, no date. Source: Duncan Scheidt.

Portrait of Leroy "Buster" Berry with his banjo.

Photograph of the Bennie Moten Orchestra with Bennie Moten, piano; Lammar Wright, trumpet; Thamon Hayes, trombone; Woodie Walder, clarinet; George

Fifteen member of the Chauncey Downs Orchestra with conductor to the right.

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal view of the Newman Theater, located at 1114 Main Street. Marquee says White Desert and Ice Carnival.

Promotional card for Jay McShann and His Decca Recording Orchestra, no date.

Full-length portrait photograph of jazz trumpet player Lammar Wright Sr. (1907-1973) in a tuxedo.

Photograph of Andy Kirk (left) performing with Dick Wilson (tenor saxophone) and Ben Thigpen (drums).

Half length view of Count Basie.

Circa 1923 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks posed at the Plantation Grille, Muehlebach Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri.

Snapshot on stage of Count Basie at piano, Lester Young at mic, no date. Source: Duncan Scheidt.

Photograph of an unidentified band onstage at the College Inn on 12th Street.

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.