The Happy Holler Band posed with instruments, from KMBC radio newsletter, no date. Caption reads, "By Jinger, Now Don't That Beat The Band.
Herman Walder and Joe Jammer at the Paseo Tap Room at 1416 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, no date. Source: Herman Walder.
Group photo of Bennie Moten's Victor Recording Artists taken at Fairyland Park by Cresswell's Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri; band is seated with instruments, ca. 1930. Source: Herman Walder.
Jay McShann's Band playing at Martin's-on-the-Plaza, also known as Martin's Cafeteria and Plaza Tavern. Those pictured include: Gene Ramey, bass; Bob Mabane, tenor; Gus Johnson, drums; Edward Hale, alto; Bill Smith, trumpet; Jay McShann, piano. Source: Gene Ramey.
T. H. Holder’s orchestra posed with instruments; Claude Williams on left end. Source: Claude Williams.
Thamon Hayes’ Rockets on stage at Fairyland Park, ca. 1930. Fairyland Park was located at the southeast corner of Prospect Avenue and 75th Street.
Photograph of Jimmy Keith posed with his tenor saxophone and his band in silhouette behind him. This Christie studio photograph was likely taken in the late 1930s or early 1940s.
Reproduction of a photograph of saxophonist Earl Malcolm "Jock" Caruthers, Sr. (1910-1971). Caruthers played extensively in St. Louis and Kansas City throughout his life.