LaBudde & Marr | Archival Collections - Music: Jazz & Big Band


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Harold Ashby Collection
Jazz saxophonist from Kansas City, 1925-2003


Robert Brookmeyer Collection
Jazz pianist and trombonist, arranger, and composer from Kansas City, 1929-2011


Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham Collection
Husband and wife musicians and co-leaders of the Sweet Baby Blues Band, 1920s-


Wilbur "Buck" Clayton Collection
Kansas-born jazz arranger, composer, trumpeter, band leader, and influential member of Count Basie's band, 1911-1991


James F. Condell Collection
College professor of psychology, music scholar and performer, radio broadcaster/producer, and co-author of jazz pianist Jay McShann's unpublished autobiography, 1921-1998


Vic Damon Collection
Recording engineer and owner of Damon Recording Studios in Kansas City, 1933-1973


Dave E. Dexter, Jr. Collection
Writer, editor, music critic and record producer (most notably Capitol Records) from Kansas City, 1915-1990


Ed Dix Collection
Jazz tenor saxophonist and bandleader from Kansas City, 1930-


Theodore (Ted) Dreher Collection
Composer, musician and writer based in Kansas City, 1912-1996


Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection
Audio oral histories (1956-1986) of early jazz musicians (including many associated with the Kansas City style); conducted by noted historian, author and photo collector


Warren Durrett Collection
Big band leader, composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Kansas City, 1920-2002


Vince Giordano Collection
Charts for over 2000 dance band arrangements from noted New York bandleader and film/TV consultant specializing in 1920s and 1930s music


Clete Huske Collection
Scrapbooks of clippings related to a variety (mostly jazz and blues) performers


Dan Jaffe Collection
Writer, "jazz-poet", UMKC educator, and co-founder of BkMk Press, 1933-


Louis Katzman Collection
Noted composer, arranger and bandleader, 1910s-1940s


Barney Kessel Collection
Jazz guitarist whose diverse credits span jazz to rock, including session work as part of the famed "Wrecking Crew", 1923-2004


Carroll Lewis Collection
Pianist, bandleader, educator, and longtime music coordinator for the Raytown School District in the Kansas City area, 1950s-2000s


Mel Lewis Collection
Jazz drummer and band leader from New York, 1929-1990


Stuart MacKay Collection
Canadian-born bassoonist versatile in jazz, classical and popular music performance, 1909-2008


"Cactus" Charlie Menees Collection
Radio broadcaster/producer, critic and jazz educator from St. Louis, 1916-1993


Steve Miller Collection
New York-born and Kansas City-based society band leader, 1927-2012


Pla-Mor Ballroom Photograph Collection
Personnel and structural images related to the storied entertainment complex at Linwood and Main Streets in Kansas City, 1927-1972


Norman Saks Collection
Historical documents, publications, ephemera and memorabilia from preeminent Charlie Parker/jazz collector, 1910s-2010s


Raymond Scott Collection
Pianist, band leader and composer of jazz and popular music, and pioneer in electronic music, 1908-1994


Sheet Music Collection
Tens of thousands of commercially published titles covering a variety of musical styles, visual artistry, and thematic subjects, 1800s-1900s


Major N. Clark Smith Collection
Kansas-born composer, music director and educator, including a position from 1915-1922 at Lincoln High School in Kansas City, 1877-1935


Leith Stevens Collection
A bandleader and film composer, Stevens scored The Wild One and War of the Worlds


Dana Suesse Collection
Small collection related to the Kansas City-born pianist, composer, and playwright, 1909-1987


Joe Thomas Collection
Jazz saxophonist and influential member of Jimmie Lunceford's band; and director of the Bruce R. Watkins Funeral Home and choir director at St. Stephen Baptist Church, both in Kansas City, 1909-1986


Brian Thurn Collection
Photographs, posters and other material primarily related to African-American culture during the 20th century, particularly in Kansas City


Don Tiff Collection
Pianist, composer, arranger and band leader, as well as musical director of the Orpheum Theatre in Kansas City, 1910-1998


Harry Trotman Collection
New Jersey-born band leader and music business owner, 1920-2010


Frank Trumbauer Collection
Bandleader, composer and prominent jazz saxophonist of the 1920s and 1930s, most notable for his seminal recordings with cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, 1901-1956


William F. Trumbauer Collection
Jazz trumpeter, and UMKC educator (1965-1976) responsible for developing and managing its jazz program, 1923-1978


Women's Committee for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Collection
Organizational material from philanthropic group promoting the interests of the academic unit, 1941-


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