Kansas City Jazz

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Photograph of Bennie Moten, standing in second row at right, and his band pose with their tour bus in front of a music shop.

Circa 1938 photograph of Tommy Douglas and his orchestra posed in front of their tour bus.

Circa 1930 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at the Terrace Room in the New Yorker Hotel, NYC.

Group photo of four of the members of the Blue Devils band standing posed. Photograph taken by Bert Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri.

Big Joe Turner

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

Half length view of Count Basie.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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