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Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Jim Mair at The Phoenix
Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Jim Mair at The Phoenix on 8th and Central in Kansas City, Missouri. Bartee is playing drums while smiling. Mair is playing saxophone while closing his eyes. They are in front of a glass window with a neon sign that reads "Jazz"., July 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians on stage at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians on stage at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin sitting at the drums, Rod May wearing a yellow shirt and looking to the right, Bryan Hicks wiping his bass behind May, Ned White talking to Ruskin and holding a saxophone, and Jim Mair wearing a white shirt and looking to the left. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin (partially off camera) playing drums, James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia playing congas, Todd Wilkinson standing and looking to the right, Bobby Branstetter playing bass behind Wilkinson, Jim Mair playing saxophone, and Everette DeVan smoking a cigarette while playing piano. Others are sitting around the stage looking at the performers. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia playing congas, Tommy Ruskin looking up while playing drums, Jim Mair standing and looking to the right, Bobby Branstetter playing bass, Todd Wilkinson playing saxophone, and Everette DeVan (partially off camera) playing piano. Others are sitting around the stage looking at the performers. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia playing congas, Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Jim Mair facing right while playing saxophone, Bobby Branstetter behind Mair playing bass, Todd Wilkinson facing left while playing saxophone, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Others are sitting around the stage looking at the musicians. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia playing congas, an unidentified man playing bass in back, Jim Mair facing right while playing saxophone, Todd Wilkinson facing left while playing saxophone, and Mike Ning behind Wilkinson playing piano. Others are sitting around the stage looking at the musicians. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia playing congas, Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Todd Wilkinson facing right while playing saxophone, Bobby Branstetter playing bass, and Jim Mair facing left while playing saxophone. Others are sitting around the stage looking at the performers. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia playing congas, Bobby Branstetter playing bass, and Jim Mair playing saxophone. Others are sitting around the stage looking at the musicians. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin playing drums in back, James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia playing congas, Jim Mair looking to the right while holding his saxophone, Bobby Branstetter playing bass behind Mair, and Todd Wilkinson playing saxophone., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia playing congas, Jim Mair playing saxophone, and Bobby Branstetter playing bass. Others are sitting around the stage looking at the musicians. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Todd Wilkinson turned to the right while playing saxophone, Jim Mair facing forward while playing saxophone, and Mike Ning playing piano. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia playing congas, Jim Mair standing while holding his saxophone, Bobby Branstetter playing bass, Todd Wilkinson playing saxophone, and Everette DeVan smoking a cigarette while playing piano. Others are sitting around the stage looking at the performers. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City. From left to right: Bryan Hicks playing bass, Tommy Ruskin looking to the side while playing drums, Richard Ross holding a microphone while singing, and Jim Mair playing saxophone. Other people are sitting in front of the stage listening. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin looking down while playing drums, Bryan Hicks looking to the side while playing bass, Jim Mair playing saxophone, an unidentified man behind Mair, and Russ Long looking up while playing piano. A jar for tips is on the piano. Others are sitting in front of the stage. Various pictures and trinkets are on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Bryan Hicks playing bass, Tommy Ruskin looking down while playing drums, and Jim Mair playing saxophone. Others are sitting in front of the stage. Various pictures and trinkets are on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Tommy Ruskin in back playing drums, Arch Martin facing right while playing trombone, Jim Mair looking down while holding his saxophone, and Bobby Branstetter playing bass. Others are sitting in front of the stage. Various trinkets and pictures are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City. From left to right: Bryan Hicks playing bass, Tommy Ruskin looking to the side while playing drums, Richard Ross holding a microphone while singing, and Jim Mair playing saxophone. Other people are sitting in front of the stage listening. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Bryan Hicks playing bass, Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Jim Mair playing saxophone, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Other people are sitting in front of the stage. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin in back playing drums, James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia looking down while playing congas, Bobby Branstetter in back playing bass, Jim Mair looking down while holding his saxophone, and Todd Wilkinson (partially off camera) holding his saxophone. Other people are sitting in front of the stage, looking around and talking. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin in back playing drums, Arch Martin facing right while playing trombone, Jim Mair facing left while playing saxophone, Bobby Branstetter in back playing bass, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Others are sitting in front of the stage watching the players. Various trinkets and pictures are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia looking down while playing congas, Tommy Ruskin looking forward while playing drums, and Jim Mair looking to the side while holding his saxophone. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia looking down while playing congas, Tommy Ruskin looking forward while playing drums, and Jim Mair looking to the side while holding his saxophone. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jim Maier and James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia posing for a photo with an unidentified woman at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Everyone is smiling and looking forward. Other people are standing in the back talking and walking around., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Jim Mair partially off camera holding his saxophone, Todd Wilkinson playing saxophone near a microphone, and Mike Ning in back playing piano. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Arch Martin playing trombone, Tommy Ruskin in back playing drums, Jim Mair facing right while playing saxophone, Bobby Branstetter in back playing bass, Ned White facing left while playing saxophone, and Mike Ning (off camera) playing piano. Other people are sitting around the stage. Various trinkets and pictures are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin in back playing drums, James \u201cChico\u201d Battaglia looking down while playing congas, Bobby Branstetter in back playing bass, Jim Mair looking down while holding his saxophone, and Todd Wilkinson looking to the side while holding his saxophone. Other people are sitting in front of the stage, looking around and talking. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Rod May playing trumpet, Bryan Hicks playing bass, Jim Mair in back looking down, Ned White holding a microphone while singing, and Mike Ning in back playing piano. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Rod May standing while holding his trumpet, Bryan Hicks playing bass, Mark Strozier playing flute into a microphone, Mike Ning playing a keyboard, and Jim Mair standing behind Ning. Other people are sitting around the stage watching the musicians. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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