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Bryan Hicks and Mike Ning at the Levee Bar & Grill
Bryan Hicks and Mike Ning at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Hicks is looking down while playing bass. Ning is looking at the camera while playing piano. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dwight Foster playing saxophone
Dwight Foster playing saxophone at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Ned White is standing in back, wearing a green shirt. Mike Ning is behind foster, 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 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, Bryan Hicks holding a bass, Steve Phillips turned back while holding a saxophone, Ned White looking down while holding his saxophone, Ken Barry facing left with his saxophone, and Mike Ning in back sitting at the piano. Other people are sitting in front of the stage. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging from 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 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, Bryan Hicks sitting on a stool while playing electric bass, and Mike Ning playing piano. 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 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 Albright playing bass, Claude "Fiddler" Williams playing violin, and Mike Ning playing piano in back. Ginny Coleman and Jay McShann are sitting with other people in the audience in front of the stage. McShann is wearing a light blue shirt and smiling. Coleman is wearing a purple jacket. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., September 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Bobby Branstetter playing bass, an unidentified woman holding a jar filled with cash, and Mike Ning playing piano. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., September 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Al Bartee playing drums with his hands, Bryan Hicks playing bass, and Mike Ning sitting at a keyboard and smiling. 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 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 in back playing bass, an unidentified man playing drums, Mary McMahon holding a microphone while singing, and Mike Ning playing piano behind McMahon. Other people are sitting around 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 at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Abel Ramirez playing drums, Bryan Hicks playing electric bass, Mary McMahon singing, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. 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 at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Bobby Branstetter playing bass, an unidentified woman holding a jar filled with cash, and Mike Ning playing piano. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., September 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Musicians and audience standing in the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Al "Delightful De" Bartee, Mike Ning, Richard Ross, and Tommy Ruskin are standing left to right. Other people are sitting in front. Everyone is looking to the left at musicians on stage., September 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians 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 Albright playing bass in back, Julie Turner holding a microphone while singing, Claude "Fiddler" Williams playing fiddle, and Mike Ning in back playing piano. Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Jay McShann are sitting in the audience on the right. McShann is wearing a light blue shirt and Bartee is behind McShann. Other people are sitting in front of the stage watching the musicians. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., September 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City. From left to right: Gary Sivils playing trumpet, Bobby Branstetter in back playing bass, Lisa Henry holding a microphone while singing, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Other people are sitting in front of the stage while drinking and talking. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Al "Delightful De" Bartee playing drums, Bryan Hicks playing bass, and Mike Ning looking down while playing a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Ken Barry standing in back, Mike Ning playing a keyboard, an unidentified man playing bass in back, and an unidentified woman singing while holding a microphone. Other people are sitting around the stage watching the musicians. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., March 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City. From left to right: Mike Ning playing a keyboard, an unidentified bass player in back, Ken Barry facing right while playing saxophone, Tommy Ruskin in back playing drums, and Dean Stringer watching Barry while holding a saxophone. Other people are sitting in back watching the musicians. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., February 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City. From left to right: Mike Ning playing a keyboard, an unidentified bass player in back, Ken Barry facing right while playing saxophone, Tommy Ruskin in back playing drums, and Dean Stringer facing forward while playing saxophone. Other people are sitting in back watching the musicians. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., February 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City. From left to right: Mike Ning playing a keyboard, an unidentified man playing bass, and Big John Amaro holding a microphone while singing. Other people are sitting in back watching the musicians. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., February 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians 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, an unidentified man playing saxophone, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard in back. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians 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, an unidentified man playing saxophone, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard in back. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Brian Morahan playing drums, Bryan Hicks playing bass, Pam Miller singing while holding a microphone, and Mike Ning playing piano. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Bryan Hicks playing bass, an unidentified man playing flute, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians 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, Milt Abel playing bass, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: an unidentified man walking on stage, Tommy Ruskin talking to the man on the left, Milt Abel picking up his bass, and Mike Ning standing near a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians 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, Milt Abel playing bass, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians 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, Milt Abel playing bass, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Mike White standing in back holding a saxophone, Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Milt Abel playing bass, Ned White holding a saxophone while singing into a microphone in his hand, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Mike White standing in back holding a saxophone, Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Milt Abel playing bass, Ned White singing into a microphone in his hand, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., 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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