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Christmas card of Warren Durrett and his orchestra
Photo of Warren Durrett in a black suit and tie, surrounded by the members of his orchestra in light colored suits. They are standing on the ground next to a Trans World Airlines airplane. Printed text below the photo reads "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," with an illustration of a bow and pine needles., No date; approximately 1945-1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Contact sheet of the Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at Alameda Plaza
Contact sheet with ten images, numbered: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 (10 crossed out), 12 (11 crossed out), 12A. 3: Woman with fists clenched, singing into a microphone, in front of the Warren Durrett Orchestra, seated and playing their music behind stands. 4: Warren Durrett at the piano with sheet music, a lamp, and a sign reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." 5: Woman seated next to the piano, in front of the trombone section of the Warren Durrett Orchestra, one player standing. 6: Photo from behind of Warren Durrett seated at the piano, playing, facing his orchestra members. 7: Saxophone section (five members) standing up at their music stands and playing 8: Saxophone section standing up at their music stands and playing, with Warren Durrett and a microphone off to the left. 9: Close shot of saxophone section standing up at their music stands and playing. 11: Trumpet section (five members) seated at their stands and playing with mutes, bass player to the left. 12: Close shot of trumpet section seated at their stands and playing with mutes, bass player to the left. 12A: Clarinetist standing and playing, saxophonist seated to the right, woman singer and another player seated to the left., April 20, 1974, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Four Noteables
Promotional photograph from the torso up of the Four Noteables. Warren Durrett and two unidentified men in black jackets and patterned ties, and Laura Webb wearing a light-colored coat. Text below reads: "The Four Noteables, featured with Warren Durrett and his orchestra.", No date; likely late 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Four Noteables performing with the Warren Durrett orchestra
The Four Noteables performing on stage with the Warren Durrett Orchestra. Man, Laura Webb, Durrett, and another man, holding a trumpet, singing into two microphones in front of the band. There is a piano back to the left, and the band is seated in rows behind music stands. Visible instruments are drums, trombone, and saxophone., No date; approximately 1945-1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jimmy Tucker and His Orchestra
Jimmy Tucker Orchestra performing on stage in front of a large curtain. Band members behind stands in two rows. Back row: flugelhorn, drums, double bass. Front row: baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, guitar (Jimmy Tucker; his stand has his name and a caricature of his face), piano., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Laura Webb singing with the Warren Durrett Orchestra
Laura Webb on stage in a shirt and long skirt, singing into two microphones in front of the Warren Durrett orchestra. Durrett is at the piano behind her, and the band is performing in rows behind music stands. Drums, clarinet, and saxophones are visible., No date; approximately 1945-1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Man singing with the Warren Durrett Orchestra
Man standing on stage singing into two microphones in front of the Warren Durrett Orchestra. Durrett is at the piano back to the left, and the band is performing in rows behind music stands. Drums, trombones, and saxophones are visible., No date; approximately 1945-1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Man singing with the Warren Durrett Orchestra
Man playing alto saxophone, man singing, and man playing trumpet into two microphones on stage in front of the Warren Durrett Orchestra. Durrett is at the piano behind them, and the band is performing in rows behind music stands. Double bass is visible in background, and one man is standing and leaning over one of the music stands, facing the rest of the band., No date; approximately 1945-1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Man singing with the Warren Durrett Orchestra
Man standing on stage, holding sheet music, singing into two microphones in front of the Warren Durrett Orchestra. Durrett is at the piano back to the left, and the band is performing in rows behind music stands. Drums, trombones, and saxophones are visible., No date; approximately 1945-1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Postcard for the Warren Durrett Orchestra with Julie Turner
Promotional postcard. On left, headshot of Julie Turner with text below: "Julie Turner, vocalist." On right, headshot of Warren Durrett with name below. Text between them reads "Distinctive Dinner or Dance Music," and text below reads "Warren Durrett Orchestra.", No date; approximately 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Postcard for the Warren Durrett Orchestra with Marilyn Mayes
Promotional postcard. On left, headshot of Marilyn Maye with text below: "Marilyn Mayes [sic] - vocals." On right, headshot of Warren Durrett , holding a pipe, with name below. Text above them reads "Warren Durrett Orchestra, Distinctive Dinner or Dance Music.", No date; likely between 1951 and 1956, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Postcard for the Warren Durrett Orchestra with the Four Noteables
Promotional postcard. Photo from waist up of Warren Durrett and two unidentified men in black jackets and patterned ties, and Laura Webb wearing a light-colored coat. Text below reads "The Four Noteables, featured Vocal Group with Warren Durrett and his orchestra.", No date; approximately 1945-1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Saxophonist soloing with the Warren Durrett Orchestra at KCU Convocation
A tenor saxophone player for the Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at a music stand in front of a microphone, for the 1946 Kansas City University Convocation. A clarinet is on a stand next to him, and a trombonist is visible behind him. There is a tall window on the back wall., March 1, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Saxophonist soloing with the Warren Durrett orchestra
Man playing tenor saxophone with the Warren Durrett orchestra, standing and playing in front of two microphones. Warren Durrett seated behind him at the piano, with band members visible in the background in rows behind music stands. Visible instruments are drums and trombone., No date; approximately 1945-1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Singers performing with Warren Durrett orchestra at the North American Aviation bomber plant
Low-angle shot of woman singer in a shirt and skirt and a man with his arm around her waist, both singing into a microphone in front of the Warren Durrett orchestra. The band is seated in two rows behind stands. Back: drums, electric guitar and amplifier, trumpet, two unclear, and trombone. Front: three saxophones. A curtain hangs behind the stage., August 3, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Singers with the Warren Durrett Orchestra
Warren Durrett performing at the piano with his orchestra, with a man in a suit and a woman in a polka dot dress singing at a microphone at the front of a stage. Band members are performing in suits and striped bowties behind them: trumpet, saxophones, double bass, and drums. A curtain hangs behind the band., No date; approximately 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Singers with the Warren Durrett Orchestra
Man standing on stage singing into two microphones in front of the Warren Durrett Orchestra. At the far end of the stage, a woman and two men are also singing into a pair of microphones. The band is performing in rows behind music stands. Saxophones, flute, and clarinets are visible., No date; approximately 1945-1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra
Members of the Warren Durrett Orchestra seated on stage behind music stands, wearing maroon suit jackets with black pants and bowties. There is a trombonist in the center of the image, with a man next to him, and trumpet players with mutes in the row behind them. They are in front of a gold colored curtain., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in performance
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in maroon suit jackets, black pants, and bowties. In the front is a man playing clarinet, obscuring the view of the members behind him. Saxophones are visible, as is a trombone, and players in a back row holding mutes. Golden curtains hang behind them., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in performance
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in maroon suit jackets, black pants, and bowties. In the front on the right is a clarinetist, behind him to the left is a drummer, and behind him are a bassist and a trumpet player. Golden curtains hang behind them., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in performance
Bob Ousley playing clarinet in a maroon suit jacket, black pants, and a bowtie with the Warren Durrett Orchestra. There is another clarinetist to the left, a saxophonist to the right, three trombonists in the row behind him, and four trumpet players with mutes in the back row. Behind them all is a gold colored curtain., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in performance
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in maroon suit jackets, black pants, and bowties. In the front on the right is a clarinetist, behind him to the left is a drummer, and behind him are a bassist and a trumpet player. Golden curtains hang behind them., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in performance with woman singing
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in maroon suit jackets, black pants, and bowties. In front of them to the right is a woman singing in a dress and with a flower in her hair. The band is seated in rows at music stands, with a clarinetists and flute players in the front, trombones in the middle, and muted trumpets in the back row. Curtains hang on the wall behind them., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in performance with woman singing
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in maroon suit jackets, black pants, and bowties. In front of them to the right is a woman singing in a dress and with a flower in her hair. The band is seated in rows at music stands, with a clarinetists and flute players in the front, trombones in the middle, and muted trumpets in the back row. Curtains hang on the wall behind them., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at KCU Convocation
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing behind music stands for the 1946 Kansas City University Convocation. In the back is a guitarist. In the middle row are three trumpet players, and in the front row are two trombonists. The wall behind them is wooden, lined with their shadows., March 1, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at KCU Convocation
Saxophonists of the Warren Durrett Orchestra performing behind music stands for the 1946 Kansas City University Convocation. There are tall windows on the wall next to them., March 1, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at KCU Convocation
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing behind music stands for the 1946 Kansas City University Convocation. In the back is a drummer and a guitarist. In the middle row are three trumpet players, and in the front row are two trombonists. The wall behind them is wooden, with a light shining above them., March 1, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at The Landing
Warren Durrett conducting his orchestra on a makeshift stage. The band members are wearing dark red jackets and black pants and bowties, and are standing in three rows behind music stands. Back row: four trumpets. Middle row: four trombones (fourth obscured by another band member). Front row: double bass, saxophone, clarinet, three saxophones. Lights point down onto the band and three microphones in front of the band, with a stage lamp pointing upwards at one of them. A sign on the wall behind the band reads: "WDAF 6[obscured] RADIO.", August 20, 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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