Bands

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Ott's Boys and Girls Band of Olathe Kansas

Photograph of Ott's Boys and Girls Band of Olathe Kansas, posed with their instruments, on June 7, 1939. The band, wearing sombreros with ball fringe, is seated in a ballroom at the President Hotel in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, and is performing at the Allied Trades Party at the Associatoin of Operative Millers convention. 

Mexican Band, Kansas City, Kansas

Undated photograph of unidentified men posing with musical instruments. The men are members of the Kansas City, Kansas, Mexican community.

Ferby Family Band

Photograph of seven members of the Ferby family, posing with musical instruments circa the 1910s. The family, residents of Olathe, Kansas, performed as a band at events in Olathe's African-American community. From left to right, individuals in the front row are identified as unknown, unknown, Millie Ferby, and Moses Ferby; in the backrow, Lela Ferby, Bernie Ferby, and Millie Lewis. Each holds a musical instruments - among them, a violin, hand drum, and trumpet.

Count Basie Performing

Photograph of Count Basie, piano, performing with Samuel "Baby" Lovett, drums; Clairborne "Frog" Graves, saxophone; and Jimmy Hill, guitar. A tipping "kitty" is shown at left center.

Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra at Newman Theater

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

Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra

Interior view of the original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra seated and posed with their instruments. Identified in Edmiston's book as left to right: Nick Musolino, Pop Estep, Joe Richolson, Joe Sanders, Carleton Coon, Bill Haid, John Thiell, Orville Knapp, and Harold Thiell. 

Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra

Group pose identified on the drum as Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, Gayety Theatre Bldg., Kansas City Missouri.  Includes Joe Sanders at the piano and Carleton Coon by smaller drum. Other members not identified. Believed to be early group, although probably not the first.

Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at the Terrace Room

Circa 1930 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at the Terrace Room in the New Yorker Hotel, NYC. Pictured are top row from left: Pope and Richolson; middle row from left: Krebs, Downing, H. Thiell, and Stout; front row from left: Sanders, Coon, Estep, and J. Thiell. An NBC microphone is soon on a stand near them.

Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at The Nighthawk

Circa 1929 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at The Nighthawk, a restaurant in Chicago, IL. Identified from left: Elmer Krebs, bass; Joe Sanders, piano; Carleton Coon, drums; Russ Stout, banjo; Joe Richolson, trumpet; Harold Thiell, reeds; Bob Pope, trumpet; Floyd Estep, reeds; Rex Downing, trombone; John Thiell, reeds.

Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at Plantation Grille

Circa 1923 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks posed at the Plantation Grille, Muehlebach Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured standing is Carleton Coon and Joe Sanders; seated from left is Kohlman, Nordberg, Estep, Williams, McLean, and J. Thiell.

Andy Kirk and the Clouds of Joy

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