Kansas City Jazz

Image Gallery

Circa 1920 photograph of Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, Gayety Theatre Bldg., Kansas City Missouri.

Circa 1937 photograph of Count Basie (piano) and Herman Walder (saxophone) at Street's Blue Room, part of the Street Hotel at the northeast co

Photograph of an unidentified band onstage at the College Inn on 12th Street.

Circa 1925 photograph of Kansas City, Kansas band Paul Banks Syncopating Orchestra, posed with their instruments.

Photograph of Mary Downs, wife of Chauncey L. Downs, in blouse and skirt holding a purse.

Circa 1926 portrait photographs of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks musicians assembled to resemble a microphone.

Dave Dexter, Andy Kirk, and an unidentified man standing together drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.

Harlan Leonard band in recording studio, no date. Source: Duncan Scheidt.

Band at Chauncey Down's Hall includes Herman Walder, Booker Washington, Walter Page, no date.

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

Photograph of Kansas City jazz pianist Margaret "Countess" Johnson (1919 – 1939).

Circa 1925 photograph with interior view of the original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra seated and posed with their instruments.

Jay McShann at piano with his orchestra posed around, no date. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Herman Walder and Joe Jammer at the Paseo Tap Room at 1416 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, no date. Source: Herman Walder.

Mid-1920s photograph of the Eblon Theater Orchestra with drummer Samuel "Baby" Lovett (far left) and musical director & ragtime compo

Photograph of Jimmy Keith posed with his tenor saxophone and his band in silhouette behind him.

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.