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Arch Martin soloing on trombone at the Levee Bar & Grill
Arch Martin soloing on trombone at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Carmell Jones is standing on the left, looking at Martin. Kevin Mahogany is holding a microphone for Martin on the right. Tommy Ruskin is in back playing drums. 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.
Arch Martin soloing on trombone at the Levee Bar & Grill
Arch Martin soloing on trombone at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Carmell Jones is standing on the left, looking at Martin. Kevin Mahogany is holding a microphone for Martin. Tommy Ruskin is in back playing drums. Gerald Spaits is playing bass in back. Ned White is holding a saxophone and walking off stage. 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.
Billie G. Moore, Jr., and Tommy Ruskin at the Levee Bar & Grill
Billie G. Moore, Jr., and Tommy Ruskin at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Moore is sitting on the edge of the stage looking up. Ruskin is playing drums and looking to the right., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bob Green, Gwen Green, Betty Crow, and Tommy Ruskin at an outdoor party
Bob Green, Gwen Green, Betty Crow, and Tommy Ruskin at an outdoor party at Betty Crow's house. They are sitting and standing around a table covered with plastic cups and plates., August 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bram Wijnand and Tommy Ruskin performing
Bram Wijnand and Tommy Ruskin performing at an unidentified venue. Wijinand is playing piano while looking at Ruskin who is playing drums., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bram Wijnand and Tommy Ruskin smiling for a photo
Bram Wijnand and Tommy Ruskin smiling for a photo. Bram is placing his hand on the shoulder of Ruskin. They are standing in the corner of a room with white halls., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Carmell Jones soloing on trumpet at the Levee Bar & Grill
Carmell Jones soloing on trumpet at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Other musicians on stage from left to right: Arch Martin (partially off camera) holding a trombone, Tommy Ruskin in back playing drums, Kevin Mahogany holding a microphone for Jones, and Gerald Spaits playing bass. 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 Crown Center
Jazz musicians performing at the Crown Center on Grand Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Julie Turner singing into a microphone in her hand, Bob Branstetter playing bass, Carmell Jones playing trumpet, Tommy Ruskin playing drums, and Herman Bell playing saxophone. The back wall is covered in paisley wallpaper. The stage is lit with a red light., No date; likely between 1992 and 1993, 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: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Lisa Henry holding a microphone while singing, Bryan Hicks playing bass in back, and Russ Long 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 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 (partially off camera), Bryan Hicks playing bass, Mary McMahon looking forward while singing, Warren Bowman playing piano behind McMahon, and Mark Strozier playing saxophone. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., 1991, 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, Lisa Henry holding a microphone while singing, Bryan Hicks playing bass, and Russ Long 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 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 holding his bass, and Mary McMahon looking down at Ruskin. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., 1991, 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 in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin (partially off camera) playing drums, Ken Barry holding a saxophone, Bryan Hicks playing bass, Mary McMahon raising one arm while singing, and Warren Bowman looking down while playing piano. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., October 5, 1991, 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, Ken Barry in back playing saxophone, Bryan Hicks playing bass, and Mary McMahon holding a microphone while singing. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., October 5, 1991, 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, Ken Barry in back playing saxophone, Bryan Hicks playing bass, Mary McMahon singing into a microphone, and Warren Bowman 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: an unidentified man playing drums, Bryan Hicks playing bass, Tommy Ruskin talking with people in the audience, and an unidentified man playing piano in the back. Other people are sitting around the stage and talking. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., July 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: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Mike McGraw playing trumpet, and Bryan Hicks looking to the side while playing bass. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., July 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: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Bryan Hicks playing bass, an unidentified woman signing into a microphone, and Billy Meynier looking down while playing piano. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., October 1991, 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 playing bass, and an unidentified woman singing with a microphone. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the back wall., October 1991, 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 playing bass, and Ned White playing saxophone. Other people are sitting in front of the stage looking at the musicians. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., October 1991, 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 playing bass, Russ Godbey playing saxophone, and Billy Meynier playing a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., October 26, 1991, 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 playing bass, Mary McMahon looking forward while singing, Warren Bowman playing piano behind McMahon, and Mark Strozier playing saxophone. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., 1991, 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 holding his bass, and Mary McMahon looking at Ruskin. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., 1991, 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: Tommy Ruskin standing near the drums, James Albright in back holding a bass, and Claude "Fiddler" Williams holding his fiddle in front of a microphone while smiling. Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Jay McShann are sitting in the front row of the audience (to the right of Williams). Everyone is clapping. 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: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Gary Sivils playing trumpet, and Bob Branstetter playing bass. 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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