Mutual Musicians' Foundation Building (NRIS 79001372)
1823 Highland Ave.,
MO. County/parish: Jackson.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
February 07, 1979.
- Mutual Musicians' Foundation Building
- The Mutual Musicians' Foundation Building is the building in Kansas City, Missouri that was immortalized in the song "627 Stomp". It is also known as the Mutual Musicians Association Building or the Musician's Union Local or the Local No. 627 of the American Federation of Musicians. It was a center of the development of the "Kansas City Style" of jazz. Members of the Mutual Musicians Foundation included Count Basie, Bennie Moten, Jay McShann, George F. Lee, singer Julia Lee, trumpeter Hot Lips Page, tenor saxophonists Dick Wilson, Herschel Evans and Lester Young, alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, drummer Baby Lovett, and pianist Pete Johnson. (read more...)