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Gibson, Sherman Lafayette



  • Existence: February 25, 1924 - April 15, 1996
  • Existence: 1924-02-25 - 1996-04-15


Sherman Gibson was a lawyer and musician from Kansas City. He was a trumpet player in Warren Durrett’s band during the 1960s and 1970s. He was also part of early efforts to establish a jazz museum in Kansas City. In 1964, Gibson helped organize “Kansas City Jazz, Inc.” This group explored locations for a museum, helped organize yearly jazz festivals, and even began inducting members into a provisional hall of fame. Hamstrung by persistent financial shortcomings, the group did not last past 1975.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Sherm Gibson Collection

Identifier: MS-0086
Scope and Contents

Live Kansas City Jazz recordings

Dates: 1963 - 1981