Musicians

  • Jesse Stone

    KC Jazz, Musician

    Charles Calhoun  Jesse Stone, also known as Charles Calhoun (1901 – 1999)- songwriter, arranger, record producer, pianist and recording artist....

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  • Julia and George E. Lee

    KC Jazz, Musician

    In Kansas City in the 1920’s, George E. Lee and his younger sister, Julia, brewed sweet blues and helped shape...

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  • Count Basie

    KC Jazz, Musician

    One of the most influential and well known jazz artists of his time, William James Basie, popularly known as Count...

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  • Charlie Yardbird Parker

    KC Jazz, Musician

    Charlie Yardbird Parker was one of the most influential and respected jazz musicians who ever lived. In his career he...

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  • Bennie Moten

    KC Jazz, Musician

    Bennie Moten born on November 13, 1894 in Kansas City, Missouri  was a significant pianist, director, and earliest organizer...

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  • Walter Page and The Blue Devil

    Musician

    Walter Page was born in Gallatin, Missouri in the dead of winter, February 9th 1900, he was introduced into the music...

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  • Harlan Leonard

    KC Jazz, Musician

    July 2, 1905–November 10, 1983 Even though Harlan Leonard’s time in the music career was short lived, he met a...

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  • Andy Kirk & His Clouds Of Joy

    KC Jazz, Musician

    Andy Kirk and the Clouds of Joy became the second all black band to achieve national recognition, following the infamous...

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  • Jimmy Rushing

    KC Jazz, Musician

    Jimmy Rushing, Born James Andrew Rushing was born in Oklahoma City on August 26, 1903. He grew up in Oklahoma...

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  • Myra Taylor

    KC Jazz, Musician

    Known for her charisma and confidence on stage, Myra Taylor began her career not as a jazz singer, but as...

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  • Jay McShann

    KC Jazz, Musician

    Jay McShann was born January 12, 1916 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He died December 7, 2006. In the years between, he...

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  • Mary Lou Williams

    KC Jazz, Musician

    Mary Lou Williams was born on May 8,1910 in Atlanta, GA, she grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. At the age...

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