Kansas City Jazz

Image Gallery

Fifteen members of Chauncey Downs and His Rinkey Dinks are pictured on stage with instruments, circa 1920.

1920

Bennie Moten's Radio Orchestra, posed with instruments, ca. 1923.

1923

Photograph of the Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra at the Newman Theater performing a skit to accompany Charlie Chaplin's film "The Pilgrim

4 /1923

Promotional photo of unidentified female singer with nine member jazz band.

1924

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, with instruments on bandstand, likely to be Paseo Hall, 15th Street and Paseo Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, c.

1924

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, posed with instruments, ca. 1926. Source: Duncan Scheidt.

1926

Headshot portrait of George E. Lee, leader of the George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra, in a tuxedo, ca. 1926. Source: Charles Goodwin.

1926

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, with instruments, taken by Bert Photo Studio, ca. 1926.

1926

Studio portrait of George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra posed playing instruments, ca. 1926.

1926

Studio portrait of George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra posed with their instruments, ca. 1926.

1926

Bennie Moten's Victor Recording Artists posed around piano taken by Bert Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1926.

1926

Group photo of Bennie Moten's Victor Recording Orchestra with instruments; handwritten notation states "Oklahoma City 1927".

1927

Photograph of Joe Sanders with fur coat, bowler hat and spats standing beside Carleton Coon while waiting for a parade to begin.

12 /9 /1927

Photograph of Bennie Moten's Orchestra posed outside.

1929

Advertisement in the El Torreon News for Fletcher Henderson Orchestra at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, starting Thursday, September 5, 1929.

1929

Group photo of Bennie Moten's Victor Recording Artists taken at Fairyland Park by Cresswell's Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri; band i

1930

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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.