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PREDECISORS Marvin Hart’s Dixie Six The band’s nucleus, both in terms of personnel and music collection, was formed with Marvin Hart’s Dixie Six (photo taken from a 5/25/79 KC Times Review). The band began their existence at Costello’s Greenhouse in Kansas City, MO on Monday nights in 1979. First night musicians: Marvin Hart-trombone and Marvin Hart-trombone; Larry Kendzora clarinet and Larry Kendzora – cornet; Terry Hughes-drums; Tom Hook-banjo; Steve Patke-bass sax. Bill Stroder’s Riverside Jazz Band The band moved to Flamingo Lounge every Sunday night in 1980 with Tom Hook leading. After a brief time, Bill Stroder had most of the band members hired into his Riverside Jazz Band at Bristol Bar.

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