Kansas City Jazz

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Photograph of Count Basie posing with an unidentified youth in Kansas City, Missouri.

Count Basie at piano at Municipal Auditorium, showing audience in background, including Jay McShann, no date.

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

Photograph of Bennie Moten's Orchestra on a stage with their instruments.

Photograph of Joe Sanders seated at the piano.

Promotional photo of Count Basie seated at the piano.

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

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

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

Circa 1920s photograph looking northeast with full frontal and partial side view of the J. W. Jenkins Sons' Music Co.

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

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

Chauncey Downs and five unidentified women behind a microphone with instrumentalists in the background.

Circa 1920 photograph with interior view of Carleton Coon seated with his drum set in front of a sign: "The Original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orch

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

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

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