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Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: three violins, five trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, drums, four trombones. Front row: electric bass, four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers. Printed text below the photo reads, "The Warren Durrett Orchestra of Kansas City, One of the Nation's Fine Dance Bands for 1983 - 1984, for Private Parties." Taken at the Crown Center Hotel., December 4, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels, and a man in a tuxedo and bow tie. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: clarinet, three flutes, bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, clarinet) next to front row performers., December 1, 1978, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a dress and heels. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing jackets and bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: three violins, five trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, drums, four trombones. Front row: electric bass, four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers., December 4, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo, blue shirt, and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a black dress and heels. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers., December 6, 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: three violins, five trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, drums, four trombones. Front row: electric bass, four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers., December 4, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra, with Marilyn Maye
Warren Durrett standing on stage at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in front of a microphone in a white suit with a bow tie. Seated to the right is singer Marilyn Maye in a dress, in front of a piano with a sign on it reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." The band is seated behind stands in rows with their instruments in black suits and bow ties. In the back row: three trumpets. In the middle: three trombones, drums, and double bass (to the right, behind the piano). Front row: four saxophones, with additional instruments (bass clarinet, another saxophone, flute, two clarinets) next to the stands. Printed text in the border below the photo reads: "The Warren Durrett Orchestra.", No date; approximately 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett at Fairyland Park
Waist-up photo of Warren Durrett seated in front of a wall with a curtain hanging to the right. A pen is clipped in his right breast shirt pocket., August 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett at the piano
Side portrait of Warren Durrett in a tuxedo and bowtie, sitting at a piano with a Hammond Solovox attachment and looking towards the camera. Text below left reads: "Warren Durrett and His Orchestra," and text below right reads: "Personal Direction / Orchestra Management Company / 2205 Shankman Bldg. / Kansas City, MO.", November 15, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett at the piano
Warren Durrett seated at piano with lid propped open in tuxedo and bowtie. Large curtains directly behind him, and there is wallpaper on the wall to the back left with trees and plants., November 15, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett at the piano
Side portrait of Warren Durrett in a tuxedo and bowtie, sitting at a piano with a Hammond Solovox attachment and looking in the distance., November 15, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett at the piano
Warren Durrett seated at piano with lid propped open in tuxedo and bowtie. Large curtains directly behind him, and there is wallpaper on the wall to the back left with trees and plants. Text below image reads: "WARREN DURRETT AND HIS ORCHESTRA," and "ORCHESTRA MANAGEMENT CO. / 205 Shankman Bldg. - 3119 Troost Ave. / Kansas City 3, MO.", November 15, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett at the piano
Side portrait of Warren Durrett in a tuxedo and bowtie, sitting at a piano with a Hammond Solovox attachment and looking towards the camera., November 15, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett at the piano
Warren Durrett seated at piano with lid propped open in tuxedo and bowtie. Large curtains directly behind him, and there is wallpaper on the wall to the back left with trees and plants., November 15, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett holding a pipe
Portrait of Warren Durrett in suit and tie with a pipe in one hand., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett in concert, standing at the piano
Warren Durrett standing in a light suit and tie, one hand on the piano lid and the other up to his face. He is partially obscured by a drum set, out of focus, and a few audience member faces are dimly visible in the background., September 26, 1955, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett performing at 1946 Hobo Day
Warren Durrett with sunglasses and rolled up sleeves, seated at the piano, performing outside. A man is standing in the background, and there are trees behind him., April 26, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett performing in a quartet at LaSalle Hotel
Warren Durrett playing piano with a Hammond Solovox attachment at LaSalle Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Also playing, to the left of Durrett: Bob Wells (drums), John Brentari (bass), and Jimmy Van Asdell (trumpet/leader). There are short dividing walls between the performance area and small square tables with chairs. At the bottom of the photo, a woman is seated at one of the tables, with money, glasses, and an ashtray resting on the table. Curtains and window blinds hang on the wall behind the band, and there are two microphones in front of the band., No date; approximately 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett performing with his orchestra at the Pla-Mor
Warren Durrett seated at the piano, performing with his orchestra. Scores rest on top of the piano lid, along with a sign reading "Warren Durrett and His Orchestra." Standing in the background at a music stand is a performer on double bass, and two other faces are visible back to the right., February 3, 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett singing with his orchestra
Warren Durrett's orchestra, seated in rows behind stands on an elevated stage in front of a large curtain. Band members are playing their instruments and wearing black suits with striped bow ties. In the back row: two trumpets, and a double bass off to the right. In front of them: two trombones and drums. In the front: four saxophones. In front of them to the right are four people singing into a microphone, from left to right: an unidentified man with glasses, wearing a black suit and a bow tie; an unidentified woman in a dress; Warren Durrett in a white tuxedo and bow tie; and another unidentified man with glasses, a black suit, and a bow tie. To the right is a piano with an empty chair in front of it., No date; approximately 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett standing in Swope Park
Warren Durrett standing and smiling, wearing a zip-up jacket, a tie, and long pants, in Swope Park. There are trees, a lamp post, and a building in the background., April 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett with Ray Stinson, Lois Laur, and Mille Mason
Lois Laur with a flower in her hair and Mille Mason each standing, with their arms on the shoulders of the men crouching in front of them: Ray Stinson in suspenders and a tie, and Warren Durrett in a tie, with one hand over his knee, and the other up touching Mason's. They are in the grass, with some trees and a building behind them. There is an ELKO border around the image., May 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett with pipe in mouth
Headshot of Warren Durrett in suit and tie with a pipe in his mouth, one hand holding the other end., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett, crouching in Swope Park
Warren Durrett, crouching down on one knee, wearing a zip-up jacket, a tie, and long pants, in Swope Park. There is a dirt path and trees behind him., April 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Woman at Fairyland Park
Waist-up photo of a serious-looking woman in a shirt with a broad stripe across the chest, seated in front of a wall with a curtain hanging to the right., August 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Woman at Fairyland Park
Waist-up photo of a smiling woman in a shirt with a broad stripe across the chest, seated in front of a wall with a curtain hanging to the right., August 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Woman singing with the Warren Durrett orchestra at the Pla-Mor
Woman singer in a dress, seated next to the piano and to the Warren Durrett orchestra. Warren Durrett is standing in front of the orchestra at a microphone. The performers are in three rows behind music stands. Back row: three trumpets, one with mute. Second row: double bass, drums, electric guitar and amplifier, two trombones with mutes. Front row: two saxophones, two unclear (obscured by Durrett). A large curtain hangs behind the band., February 3, 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Woman singing with the Warren Durrett orchestra at the Pla-Mor
Woman singer in a dress with earrings and a pearl bracelet singing at a microphone in front of the Warren Durrett orchestra. Durrett is visible on the left, playing the piano. A music stand is to the right, and behind the singer is an elevated platform, on which there is a musician playing double bass. There is an ornately carved pillar by the bassist., February 3, 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Woman singing with the Warren Durrett orchestra at the Pla-Mor
Woman singer in dress at microphone in front of Warren Durrett orchestra. Members of the band are visible in rows behind her, behind music stands. In the back row: electric guitar and two trombones. Front row: clarinet, saxophone, and unclear instruments (dark/obscured). A woman in the audience is turned, facing the stage., February 3, 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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