Kansas City Jazz

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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.

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

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.

Portrait of Leroy "Buster" Berry with his banjo.

Photograph of Count Basie, piano, performing with Samuel "Baby" Lovett, drums; Clairborne "Frog" Graves, saxophone; and Jimmy H

Six members of the Chauncey Downs Orchestra performing with drums, three saxophones, a trumpet and an upright bass.

Circa 1920 photograph of Joe Sanders on the left and Carleton Coon on the right.

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

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 William "Count" Basie with caption typed above: "Three years ago, William Basie was organist at a small Kansas C

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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.