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Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy posing on stage for a photo. Musicians include Mary Lou Williams at the piano, John Harrington holding a saxophone, Ben Webster holding a saxophone, Pha Terrell (musical director) holding a conducting baton, John Williams holding a saxophone, Ben Thigpen sitting at a drum set, Harry Lawson holding a trumpet, Ted Brinson holding a guitar, Irving "Mouse" Randolph holding a trumpet, Kirk (leader) sitting next to a tuba, Ted Donnelly holding a trombone, and Earl Thomson holding a trumpet.

Date: 
February 16th 1934

Dave Dexter, Andy Kirk, and an unidentified man standing together drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. Dexter is wearing a vest and looking forward. Kirk is standing in the center looking to the side, wearing suspenders.

Mary Lou Williams and Andy Kirk looking over an arrangement of "Moten Swing" for Decca Records "Kansas City Jazz" album produced by Dave Dexter. Williams is playing the piano and Kirk is standing next to her, holding music in one hand and a drink in the other hand while looking down.

Date: 
1939

Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy publicity photo featuring Kirk and two other members of band, ca. 1932. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

Date: 
1932

Andy Kirk publicity photo, autographed, no date. Kirk writes, "To My Good Friend Jimmy Jewell, Best of good wishes 'always, Andy Krik". Publicity photo for the Associated Booking Corporation, Joe Glaser, President. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

Photograph of Andy Kirk and the Clouds of Joy with Mary Lou Williams at the piano.

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

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