Thamon Hayes’ Rockets on stage at Fairyland Park, ca. 1930. Fairyland Park was located at the southeast corner of Prospect Avenue and 75th Street.
Kansas City Jazz
Panoramic photograph of the bands of the Musicians Protective Union Local 627, assembled for the annual Battle of the Bands at Paseo Hall, followed
Photograph of Bennie Moten’s Orchestra at Pearl Theatre in Philadelphia, PA, 1931.
Circa 1931 photograph of the Bennie Moten Orchestra posed in front of the Fairyland Park stage at the southeast corner of Prospect Avenue and 75th
1932 photograph of Thamon Hayes’ Kansas City Rockets group posed in front of the Fairyland Park stage at the southeast corner of Prospect Avenue an
Full length group photograph of three of the Blue Devils, taken by Bert Studios, Kansas City, (left to right): Ernie Williams, George Hudson, Leste
Full length group photograph of three of the Blue Devils, taken by Bert Studios, Kansas City, (left to right): Theo Ross, Lester Young, and Buster
Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy publicity photo featuring Kirk and two other members of band, ca. 1932. Source: Jimmy Jewel.
Photograph of Bus Moten, Leroy "Buster" Berry, and Jimmy Rushing in Kansas City, circa 1933.
Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy posing on stage for a photo.
Publicity photo of Count Basie at piano and Carmen Miranda holding percussive shaker at Command Performance.
Count Basie shaking hands with Joe Belford at the Roseland Ballroom. Basie is smiling and looking up.
Publicity photo of the Boogie Woogie Boys: Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lewis, and Joe Turner, ca. 1938. Source: Claude Williams.
Photograph of Kansas City jazz drummer Jesse Price (left) and jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker in the summer of 1938 in Kansas City.
Jay McShann's Band playing at Martin's-on-the-Plaza, also known as Martin's Cafeteria and Plaza Tavern.
Photograph by J. E. Miller of Woodie Walder's Swing Unit.