Kansas City Jazz

Image Gallery

Circa 1929 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at The Nighthawk, a restaurant in Chicago, IL.

Jam session at St. Mary's Church at the northwest corner of Ann Avenue and North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, no date.

Bus Moten band at the Reno Club with Hot Lips Page at the microphone, no date. Source: Frank Driggs.

Big Joe Turner

Photograph of Kansas City blues shouter Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner Jr.

Half length view of Count Basie.

Andy Kirk publicity photo, autographed, no date.

Down Beat photo with caption, "That McShann Rhythm Section!", ca. 1941.

Bus Moten, "Jump King of the Piano", publicity photo, no date. Source: Charles Goodwin.

This photograph of Count Basie and others was taken looking east at the southwest corner of 18th Street and Vine Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Count Basie at piano at Municipal Auditorium, showing audience in background, including Jay McShann, no date.

Woody Walder, Corrine Walder, Alberta Minor, and Bob Minor at Joe Jacob's Place, 18th and Vine, no date. Source: Corrine Walder.

Photograph of Bennie Moten's Orchestra on a stage with their instruments.

Photograph of Count Basie posing with an unidentified youth in Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of Joe Sanders seated at the piano.

Promotional photo of Count Basie seated at the piano.

T. H. Holder’s orchestra posed with instruments; Claude Williams on left end. Source: Claude Williams.