Various People Listing (old collection page)
No longer kept current
Pictures of Musicians, Dancers, Groups and other individuals in and around dancing
The "Gallery of People" page is not intended as any kind of comprehensive set of pictures of musicians or other individuals in Kansas City. This is a place for me to place photos of bands or dance teachers that might not fit into the other categories on my site - dancing and dancers. It is also a place for me to place photos I take of the "do-it" people in dance, etc. The people are placed here on a catch as catch can page.Bands and Musicians
Dancers and Teachers
- Johnnie Johnson - (homepage) The man who gave rock 'n roll the flavor we all know
- Dave Stephens - (homepage) KC Swing band leader. Friday swing/jazz show on KFEZ
- Delbert McClinton - (homepage) blues, R&B musician
- Dr. Zhivegas - (homepage) disco, funk, rock
- Millage Gilbert - (homepage) KC blues, R&B, soul musician
- Toi Shaw - KC Swing Dance Teacher, independent teacher (See also Walters Dance Center)- Literally thousands of persons have learned through her classes over the years.
- Leonard Reed - The man who, with Willie Bryant, created the Shim Sham Shimmy in 1927 hails from Kansas City. He left in 1925 and at 93 (January 7, 1999) he remains a vigorous performer, producer and teacher.
- Tex Houston and Kurt Wegner - Two who originally taught so many to swing dance in KC nightclubs. Tex now co-hosts a radio show on KKFI with Lynne Greenamyre.
- Jean Denney - (co-founder of Cat's Corner) Professional Dancer, Teacher, Celtic dance, Lindy Hop and now with the Kansas Arts Commission.
- Lynne Greenamyre - (Pictures here from a former gig at KCXL 1140 - Sat. Swing Show (and as character: Lurlene, The Trailer Court Queen) - She now co-hosts a rock-a-billy show on KKFI with Tex Houston.
- Donovan Philips - Reggae Audio Engineer
Local Links to Musician Listings
- Santana Hernandez Benefit - Santana, an amiable bear of a guy, was a bartender at Club 727 who was killed in street violence while riding in a car with his brother. Latino rapper Kid Frost had just given a concert at 727 a few days before. Frost returned the next weekend to give a benefit for Santana's wife and child.
For extensive lists of musicians in the Kansas City area check out these web sites.
- Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors web site for a comprehensive list of musicians and jazz events in the Kansas City area as well as articles from their magazine.
- Kansas City Blues Society web site for a comprehensive list of blues bands and events in the Kansas City area.