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This photograph shows a lively crowd dancing to the music at The Dreamland Ballroom during the late 1940s. The Dreamland Ballroom was a popular music venue located in the heart of North Omaha and hosted many local and nationally-renowned musical…

This photograph shows a lively crowd dancing to the music at The Dreamland Ballroom during the 1940s. The Dreamland Ballroom was a popular music venue located in the heart of North Omaha and hosted many local and nationally-renowned musical…

This is a publicity shot of jazz musician Andy Kirk, who performed at The Dreamland Ballroom with his 12 Clouds of Joy. Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy was a musical actsthat played at the Dreamland Ballroom in the late 1930s and early 1940s.The…

This is a promotional photo for Charlie Barnett's Big Band, one of the only Caucasian-led bands that played at the Dreamland Ballroom.

This is a 1941 publicity photo for Jay McShann and his Big Band, which included Charlie "Yardbird" Parker.

This is a photograph of the Count Basie Band at the Dreamland Ballroom in January 1947. North Omaha musician Preston Love Sr. was a member of Count Basie's band at the time of the performance. Left to Right: Jack Washington, Baritone Sax; Buddy…

This is a promotional photo for the Nat Towles Orchestra, a well-known territory band that performed throughout the Midwest. In 1934, Nat Towles moved to Omaha and played the Dreamland Ballroom and other local venues through the 1950s. For…

This photograph shows the legendary Dizzy Gillespie (standing) and his band playing at The Dreamland Ballroom in North Omaha in the summer of 1948. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube…

This is a photograph of native Omahan Preston Love, Sr. and his Orchestra in 1954. In 1954 they played backup for the popular jazz band, The Clovers, at The Dreamland Ballroom in North Omaha.

This photograph of Walter Barnes shown with a clarinet, was known as "Chicago's King of Dance Rhythm." He performed at venues like The Dreamland Ballroom with his "nationally famous" Royal Creolians.
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