Julie Turner headshot
Headshot of Julie Turner in a dress, looking towards camera., 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 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.
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.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the American Royal Coronation Ball
Warren Durrett, in a silver suit jacket, seated at the piano with his orchestra, in a large auditorium, with rows of empty seats in the background. The band is on a stage with risers and a painted backdrop resembling a brick wall with three small bell towers. A woman singer is seated in front of the piano in a dress and long white gloves, looking in Durrett's direction. The band members are wearing dark red suits and black bowties, and are in rows behind music stands. Back row: three trumpets, double bass, drums, saxophone, clarinet, three saxophones. Front row: three trombones, percussion (conga), six uncertain (likely violins). A second piano is in front of the band, and ornate wired furniture is in front of the piano. There are plants and flowers in the bottom left corner of the image, in front of the stage., October 10, 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the Carriage Club
Warren Durrett standing in front of a piano to the left of his orchestra in a suit and bowtie in a conducting stance, with a woman singer in a black dress seated in front him. The band members are in red suit jackets and black pants and bowties, organized in three rows behind stands, with the last row standing. Back row: five trumpets with mutes. Middle row: drums, four trombones. Front row: Three saxophones, clarinet, saxophone. Other instruments (bass clarinet, saxophone, flute, clarinet) on floor by front row performers. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling., December 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the Carriage Club
Warren Durrett standing in front of a piano to the left of his orchestra in a suit and bowtie, with a woman singer in a black dress in front of the band at a microphone. The band members are in red suit jackets and black pants and bowties, organized in three rows behind stands, with the last row standing. Back row: five trumpets with mutes. Middle row: drums, four trombones. Front row: Three saxophones (second obscured by singer), clarinet, saxophone. Other instruments (bass clarinet, saxophone, flute, clarinet) on floor by front row performers. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling., December 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his Orchestra
Warren Durrett, standing in a tuxedo in front of a piano with a sign that reads "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Singer Julie Turner seated next to him in a dress and heels. To the right, the band is seated in rows with their instruments in white jackets and black pants, with black and white bow ties. In the back row: double bass, drums, three trombones. In front of the trombonists: three trumpets. In the front: alto saxophone, clarinet, two alto saxophones, and tenor saxophone seated off to the side. They are all on stage in front of a large curtain, and a microphone is in front of the band., November 3, 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his Orchestra
Warren Durrett, standing in a tuxedo in front of a piano with a sign that reads "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Singer Julie Turner seated next to him in a dress and heels. To the right, the band is seated in rows with their instruments in white jackets and black pants, with black and white bow ties. In the back row: double bass, drums, three trombones. In front of the trombonists: three trumpets. In the front: alto saxophone, clarinet, two alto saxophones, and tenor saxophone seated off to the side. They are all on stage in front of a large curtain, and a microphone is in front of the band., November 3, 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra, with singer Julie Turner
Warren Durrett standing to the right of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bowtie, in front of a piano with a sign reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Seated next to him is singer Julie Turner in a dress. Two microphones are in front of the band, standing in suits and bowties in rows behind stands, playing their instruments. Most musicians behind the first row are partially or fully obscured. Trombone and double bass visible in second row. In front row: alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet, tenor saxophone., No date; likely November 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett conducting his orchestra
Warren Durrett conducting his band in a silver suit jacket and black pants. The band members are playing behind podiums, wearing dark red jackets with black pants and bowties. Band members in the back row are, from left to right: trumpet (mostly obscured), drums, two trombones, double bass, someone seated by (but not at) the piano. In the front row: three saxophones., No date; likely 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett headshot
Headshot of Warren Durrett in tuxedo and bowtie, wearing glasses., No date; approximately 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett orchestra performing for a crowd
Warren Durrett orchestra performing in rows behind music stands. Back row: two violins, double bass, four trumpets. Middle row: two violins, drums, four trombones. Front row: two violins, three saxophones. Solo clarinet standing in front, performing into a microphone. The performance is at an event, and men (some with skinny ties) and women are conversing and mingling., No date; likely early 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett playing the piano with his orchestra
Warren Durrett's orchestra, performing in dark red suit jackets with black pants and bowties, with Warren Durrett seated off to the side at the piano in a silver suit jacket. Four band members (trumpet, tenor saxophone, clarinet, trombone) are standing and playing in front. Behind the trumpet player, another musician is seated behind a podium. Behind him: drums, trombone (not playing), and double bass (obscured by standing trombonist). Something (likely an audience member's hair), is obscuring the bottom right corner of the image., No date; likely 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.