Kansas City Jazz

Image Gallery

Promotional photo of Count Basie seated at the piano.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Pages

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.