Chuck Haddix

Chuck Haddix
University of Missouri – Kansas City

Chuck Haddix is the director of the Marr Sound Archives, a collection of 380,000 historic sound recordings housed in the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri--Kansas City. Haddix hosts the “Fish Fry,” a popular radio program featuring the finest in Americana, blues, soul, rhythm and blues, jumpin’ jive and zydeco on FM 89.3, Kansas City’s public radio station, Friday and Saturday nights from 8:00 to midnight. Haddix also teaches Kansas City jazz history at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Over the years, Haddix has contributed to a wide variety of theatrical, recording, video and film projects including “Cronkite Remembers” a biography of Walter Cronkite, Robert Altman's Kansas City and Merchant-Ivory's Mr. and Mrs. Bridge. His articles have appeared in Down Beat, Living Blues Magazine and The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. In 2005, he co-authored, with Frank Driggs, a history of Kansas City jazz, Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop–A History for Oxford University Press. His biography of Charlie Parker, Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker, was published in 2013 by the University of Illinois Press.

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.