LaBudde & Marr | Archival Collections - Music: Kansas City Jazz


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Ahmad Alaadeen Collection
Jazz saxophonist, composer and educator from Kansas City, 1934-2010


Bernard "Step-Buddy" Anderson Collection
Oklahoma City-born writer, photographer and musician (primarily trumpet and piano), who played with Jay McShann and other Kansas City jazz notables, 1919-1997


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


David Basse Collection
Kansas City jazz singer and percussionist, 1954-


Priscilla Bowman Collection
Kansas City jazz and rhythm-and-blues singer who had a 1955 #1 R&B hit, "Hands Off," recorded with Jay McShann, 1928-1988


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


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of psychology, music scholar and performer, radio broadcaster/producer, and co-author of jazz pianist Jay McShann's unpublished autobiography, 1921-1998


Betty Crow Collection
Photographs and other material from Mutual Musicians Foundation board member, documenting Kansas City's jazz scene primarily during the 1990s


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


Ernest Daniels Collection
Jazz drummer, vibraphonist and percussionist from Kansas City, 1911-1979


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


George Geelan Blues And Jazz Festivals Collection
Kansas City documentary photographer of local and regional blues and jazz festivals, 1995-2003


Grand Emporium Collection
Assorted material, rich in poster art and photos, documenting venerable Kansas City nightclub from 1985-2004, plus some of co-owner Roger Naber's other promotional endeavors before and during that time


Higginson Collection
Rare documents from Kansas City jazz pianist Jay McShann's first recording dates, supervised by Fred Higginson of radio station KFBI in Wichita, Kansas; contains one of the earliest known autographs of alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, 1940


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


Kathe "Kathleen" Kaul Collection
Popular record surveys from WHB, KUDL and other radio stations (1963-1975) as well as operational files related to the Mutual Musicians Foudation (1990s-2000s); from Kansas City appraiser, auctioneer and local music supporter


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


Jay McShann Collection
Pioneering pianist and vocalist who helped shape the unique style of jazz that emerged out of Kansas City in the 1930s and 1940s, 1916-2006


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


Bettye Miller - Milt Abel Collection
Wife and husband jazz musicians based in Kansas City, 1927-2006


Mutual Musicians Foundation Photograph Collection
History of the Kansas City, Missouri, Musicians Protective Union Local 627, 1917-


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


Evie Quarles Collection
Images of local and national musical acts taken by Kansas City-based blues and jazz photographer, 1980s-2000s


Eugene G. Ramey, Sr. Collection
Austin, Texas-born musician and pioneering bassist in the Kansas City jazz tradition, with close ties to pianist Jay McShann and alto saxophonist and modern jazz innovator Charlie Parker, 1913-1984


Ed Roche Collection
Long-time engineer in Kansas City, responsible for recording the local jazz festivals, 1964-1972


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


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


Frank Smith Collection
Jazz pianist from Kansas City, 1932-1999


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


Frederick "Fritz" R. Swischer Collection
Kansas-born musician, composer and artist based in Kansas City, and author of Kansas City, 1923-1937: The Music, an analytical and historical treatise of Kansas City Jazz, 1942-


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


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


John B. Tumino Collection
Booking agent and manager for notable Kansas City jazz musicians such as Jay McShann, Charlie Parker and Julia Lee, 1911-2001


Claude "Fiddler" Williams Collection
Long-time Kansas City musician noted for peforming jazz on the violin, 1908-2004


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