The book entitled “Last Call, the History of Kansas City’s Coda Jazz Fund” is author Steve Penn’s second book release.
His first book was entitled “Case for A Pardon, the Pete O’Neal Story.”
“Last Call” chronicles the lives of around 20 area musicians ranging from the late bassist Milt Abel to the late saxophonist Horace Washington.Other musicians in the book include the late Bennie Moten, Oliver Todd and Claude “Fiddler” Williams.
The book also features historical photographs of each musician.The foreword is written by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver..The book includes a message from the American Jazz Museum.
A portion of the proceeds from each book will go to the Coda Jazz Fund. The Coda Jazz Fund started in 2002. Since the organization began, the Coda Jazz Fund has paid for over 30 funerals and burials of area jazz musicians.
The book cost $25.00. Purchase it here.