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Anderson Photo Company
Body and Soul
Chapter of biography examining Charlie Parker's parents, his early years in Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri, and his musical beginnings in the Vine Street nightclub district. Includes details about an...
Books of Today: Kurtz in a Book of Caricatures
Illustrated caricature and caption about Efrem Kurtz, "conductor of the Kansas City Philharmonic," appearing in the book "Ballet Laughs" by Alex Gard, depicting Kurtz "in the period before 1943 when he...
Article spotlights the career of jazz trombonist, pianist, and composer Bob Brookmeyer. In 2006, Brookmeyer received the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters Award--the "nation's highest...
Brothers' Paths All Lead to Jazz
May 14, 2002
Article contrasts brothers Pat and Mike Metheny and their different career paths in jazz. Mike returned to Kansas City where he is editor of JAM magazine. Pat is a jazz guitarist who travels all over the...
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...
Carl Betz Collection Finding Aid
circa 1880s-1988 [bulk 1880s-1890s]
Carl Betz was a pioneer in the physical education curriculum in the Kansas City public schools in the late 1800s. The collection consists of two boxes with programs, manuscripts, artifacts, photographs,...
Autographed portrait of local musician/conductor/composer Carl Busch. Autograph reads: "To dear Doctor Werley La Violette in remembrance of three enjoyable summers as guest teacher in Chicago Musical College...
Photo and bio of Carl Busch, "director of the Oratorio Society and of the Philharmonic Orchestra," born in Jutland, Denmark, in 1862, moving to America in 1887 and before 1900 Kansas City, composing many...
Folder includes testimonial concert souvenir program, Nov. 25, 1923, musical programs, personal greeting, picture, and newspaper clipping from the Kansas City Times, Dec. 2, 1981. The vertical files in...
File contains information about Carl Busch, the founder and conductor of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra. He was a native of Denmark and musical composer of the early 20th century, included in the 1912...
Carl Busch Recognition Association Scrapbook Finding Aid
1923-1934 (bulk 1923)
Carl Busch, musician, composer, arranger, and conductor, was born March 19, 1862, in Denmark. He came to Kansas City in 1887 and spent many years in the community providing musical leadership. Busch was...
Obituary for Carl Queisert, an early local musician dying in 1968.
Photos and information on Carlene Neihart, a music teacher at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and organist at the Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in the 1960s-1970s, with residence...
Interior view of Carleton Coon seated with his drum/percussion set. Sign says "The Original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra." Exact location not given.
Portrait of Carleton Coon, autographed to Joe Sanders.
Portrait pose of Carleton Coon.
May 11, 1926
View of Carleton Coon standing aboard the "Pere Marquette 21" ship on Lake Michigan between Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and Ludington, Michigan. Sanders in his scrapbook notes: "Coonie, romancing over the blue...
October 3, 1931
Exterior view of Carleton Coon seated in the back seat of a convertible with two women in Olean, New York. Edmiston identifies in his book as: "A very ample Coonie, with female chaperones, Olean, New York,...
View of Carleton Coon wearing a damaged straw hat while on tour. Sanders in his scrapbook captions this photo: "You'd never [know] the old boy now. Coonie being himself at Uniontown, Pa."
Carleton Coon and Eula Coon
Full body view of Carleton Coon and his wife Eula. Location not given.
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