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John Anthony Brisbin
15 Years of Club Profiles
Photo (of the former Club 427) and bibliography or directory of Kansas City jazz clubs (past and present) reviewed since the inception of the Jam magazine in 1986.
A Jazz Lover's Club Scene Synopsis 2001
Annotated list of current (2001) live jazz clubs or venues (restaurants, night clubs, hotels, etc.) in the Kansas City area with information on performing musicians, etc.
June 10, 2010
Article profiles singer Marilyn Maye (82) and her 60+ year musical career. A native of Wichita, Kansas, Maye began singing in Kansas City clubs in the 1940s. Her career includes several hit records, television...
Blue Room Honored
January 11, 2007
Short notice of the fact that "Kansas City's Blue Room soon will be named one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world by Down Beat, a jazz magazine." The Blue Room is operated by the American Jazz Museum...
Bullets Was Flyin' All over the Bandstand. ..: Trumpeter Oliver Todd Remembers Piney Brown's Sunset Crystal Palace. ..and a Young Charlie Parker
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Oliver Todd (ca. 1916-2001), a former African American jazz trumpeter of 1930s Kansas City and native of Kansas City, Kansas. Reminiscences of the local...
September/13 - 19/2001
Article discusses problem of black teenagers who congregate outside Westport bars on weekend evenings.
Celebrating the History of 18th and Vine
September 7-13, 2007
Series of three articles about the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District: 1) "Nightlife in District Meant a Good Time at Region's Best Clubs;" 2) "Mutual Musicians Still Making Noise;" and 3) "Charlie Parker's...
Dante's Inferno Nightclub
Street level view of local speakeasy/nightclub Dante's Inferno. Photograph was made from image as published in the "Future" newsweekly, Vol. 1, No. 12, March 29, 1935, p. 1, MVSC F051 F996. As stated in...
DeLuxe Night Club
Street level view of local speakeasy/nightclub called the DeLuxe Night Club. Photograph was made from image as published in the "Future" newsweekly, Vol. 1, No. 12, March 29, 1935, p. 1, MVSC F051 F996....
Street level view of local speakeasy/nightclub called the Derby Tavern. Photograph was made from image as published in the "Future" newsweekly, Vol. 1, No. 12, March 29, 1935, p. 1, MVSC F051 F996.
Greater Kansas City's Foundations Were Built on Partying
Article describes the state of the Kansas City "night-life" industry in 2002. Clubs in Westport, City Market, and Midtown struggle against sprawl, and regulations they see as archaic.
Harlem Nite Club
Street level view of local speakeasy/nightclub called the Harlem Nite Club. Included in the view are two automobiles and the club's large electric sign over the canopy at the front door. Photograph was...
Street level view of local speakeasy/nightclub Hey-Hay Club located at 4th and Cherry. Photograph was made from image as published in the "Future" newsweekly, Vol. 1, No. 12, March 29, 1935, p. 1, MVSC...
Kansas City Night Life
Illustrations and article about the Prohibition and Great Depression eras of Kansas City, coinciding with the Pendergast machine years of open vice and jazz and blues night clubs. Mention of numerous organized...
Kansas City, Kansas City
Photos and review of the 1996 movie entitled "Kansas City" set in the city's 1930s big band jazz scene and directed by native Kansas Citian Robert Altman. Description of the movie as "a tale of jazz clubs...
King Kong Nightclub
Street level view of local speakeasy/nightclub called King Kong located at 520 E. 12th Street. Also in view is a portion of the Faith Missiion located at 518 E. 12th Street. View includes an automobile...
Ladies Night Out
Review of clubs featuring male strippers, describing some distinctions between male and female audience members.
Composite photograph which features eight different nightclubs/speakeasies located in Kansas City during the 1930s. Photograph was made from image as published in the "Future" newsweekly, Vol. 1, No. 12,...
Machine Defends "Night Life"
February 26, 1938
Article about an investigative report by Westbrook Pegler of the Kansas City Journal-Post on the support and justification of the Pendergast machine's organized crime in the city "'on the ground of public...
Memories of Milton's: Bartender John Albertson Recalls a Classic Club, Character and Chapter in KC Jazz History
Photos and biographical article about Milton Morris (1911-1983), owner and operator of night clubs such as the "speakeasy, the Hey Hay Club, and Milton's Tap Room, the dark, eclectic musician's haven on...
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