Kansas City Jazz

Image Gallery

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

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

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 the Gem Theater, labeled 1912-1923. This vantage point faces south on 18th Street between Vine Street and Highland Avenue.

Composite photograph showing the various talents of musician, dancer, and singer L.C. “Speedy” Huggins.

Photograph of the Baby Lovett Orchestra: Samuel "Baby" Lovett, drums; Jimmy Hill, guitar; et al..

Photograph of jazz trumpet player Lammar Wright, who was active in Kansas City from the early 1920's until 1927.

Portrait photograph of jazz singer Myra Taylor, taken by the Studna-Sims-Millard photo studio in the late 1930s or early 1940s.

Circa 1923 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks posed at the Plantation Grille, Muehlebach Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri.

Jay McShann with baton, taken by Bert's Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, no date. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Photograph of the Baby Lovett Orchestra, likely taken at the Chestnut Inn circa 1940.

Circa 1938 photograph of Tommy Douglas and his orchestra posed in front of their tour bus.

Circa 1930 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at the Terrace Room in the New Yorker Hotel, NYC.

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