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A Conversation with Chuck Haddix on Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop

By Michael Byars


Kansas City, MO – Back in the 1920s and 30s, Kansas City was a lively mix of political wheeling-and-dealing, organized crime, and the hot sounds of jazz.

Chuck Haddix, long-time host of KCUR's The Fish Fry, has co-authored a new book on the subject - Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop. KCUR's Michael Byars recently sat down with Haddix to find out more about the corruption, the music, and their influence on Kansas City - and on each other.

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