Blackburn, Daniel "Lacy"
Lacy Blackburn directed the leading municipal brass band [28k image] in Kansas City from
1919 through World War II. Blackburn's band specialized in standard band repertoire, but also featured classics,
ragtime and waltzes. A popular band, they frequently played in Parade Park to crowds numbering 3,000 to 6,000.
Many Kansas City jazz musicians got their start in Blackburn's band, including Bennie Moten.
- Pearson, Nathan W., Jr.
- Goin' to Kansas City. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1987.
- Russell, Ross.
- Jazz Style in Kansas City and the Southwest. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971.
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