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Ahmad Alaadeen accepting the Community Heritage Award
Ahmad Alaadeen smiling and holding a microphone in his right hand and the 2000 Community Heritage Award in a folder in his left hand as he accepts the award from the Missouri House of Representatives Humanities Council., November 7, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Ahmad Alaadeen 11/7/00.
Ahmad Alaadeen accepting the Community Heritage Award
The photographer caught Ahmad Alaadeen with his eyes closed as he is smiling and holding a microphone in his right hand and the 2000 Community Heritage Award in a folder in his left hand as he accepts the award from the Missouri House of Representatives Humanities Council., November 7, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Ahmad Alaadeen.
Ahmad Alaadeen at the Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a Kufi cap, speaks into a microphone attached to a podium during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Ahmad Alaadeen. Gem Theater. Kansas City, MO. Living Blues Party 1/22/00.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs at the Blue Room
Ahmad Alaadeen, only head to hands visible, blows into a soprano saxophone at the Blue Room, 18th & Vine for the occasion of Claude "Fiddler" Williams 93rd birthday party., February 19, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Ahmad Alaadeen. Blue Room. 18 & vine. KCMO 2/19/01.
Ahmad Alaadeen receiving the Community Heritage Award
Ahmad Alaadeen, smiling and standing as he holds a framed copy of the Missouri House of Representatives' Resolution that he's the recipient of the Missouri Humanities Council's 2000 Governor's Humanities Award of 2000 Community Heritage Award for his dedication to the Kansas City Jazz heritage., November 7, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Ahmad Alaadeen.
Al Pearson at the Gem Theater
Al Pearson, wearing a dark suit, closes his eyes and blows into a trumpet during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater. Curtains are visible in the background., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Al Pearson. Gem Theater. Living Blues Party. Kansas City, MO 1/22/00.
Al Pearson performs for the Jazz Carol Fest
Al Pearson, wearing an earring and blowing into a flugelhorn at the Jazz Carol Festival at the Community Christian Church., December 2, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Al Pearson. Christmas Jazz Concert. Community Christian Church 12/2/01.
Alan Mercer at Club Paradox
Alan Mercer, wearing a fedora, smokes a cigarette as he leans his back against the outside wall of one of the juke joints in Kansas City called the Club Paradox., July 8, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Alan Mercer. Club Paradox. KC. KS 7/8/02.
Allen Monroe at the Kansas City, KS Blues Street Fest
Allen Monroe, keyboards reflected in his glasses' lenses, wears a Vietnam veteran ball cap and looks directly at the photographer with a microphone to the left of his face at the Kansas City, KS Blues Street Fest., June 24, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Allen Monroe. Kansas City, KS. Blues Street Fest. 6/24/00.
Alvin Brooks helps Claude "Fiddler" Williams celebrate his 92nd birthday
Alvin Brooks, eyes closed, speaks into a microphone as he stands with his arm around the shoulder of Claude "Fiddler" Williams at Fiddler's 92nd birthday celebration at Club Mardi Gras. Fiddler smiles at the photographer. Alvin Brooks wears a Fair Isle sweater and Fiddler in a striped suit. A drum set is visible behind Alvin's right shoulder. A large portrait of a face is on the wall behind them., February 21, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Alvin Brooks. Claude "Fiddler" Williams. 92 Birthday. Club Mardi Gras 2/21/00.
Amazing Grace and Roger Naber at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Grand Emporium
Amazing Grace walks towards Roger Naber, wearing a suit jacket with leopard print cuffs and collar, with open arms during the 20th anniversary celebration of one of the Kansas City juke joints called the Grand Emporium., April 24, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Amazing Grace & Roger Naber's 20 Anniv. G.E. - 4/24/99 4/24/99.
Angela Hagenbach sings
Angela Hagenbach, wearing her hair in long braids and sunglasses on top of her head, closes her eyes and holds the microphone to her wide open mouth at Crown Center., February 22, 1997, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Angela Hagenbach. Crown Center. KCMO 2/22/97.
Arthur Jackson at the Grand Emporium
Arthur Jackson, wearing a tuxedo and a beret, closes his eyes as he blows into a tenor saxophone at the Speed Huggins Benefit in the Grand Emporium., February 27, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Arthur Jackson-The Scamps-Speedy Huggins Benefit-Grand Emporium-2/27/99.
Arthur Jackson, Perry Reed, and Dawayne Gilley at the Living Blues Party
Arthur Jackson stands holding a cane to one side of an exhibit piece and Perry Reed stands and holds a cane and Dawayne Gilley stands on stage on the other side of the exhibit piece at the Living Blues Weekend Photo Shoot in the Mutual Musicians Foundation building. The exhibit piece is a large photograph of musicians sitting and standing outside of the Mutual Musicians Foundation building. There are sheets of paper with signatures on them of the people who are in the photograph. These pieces of paper surround the photograph and the entire collection is framed., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2000 Musicians Photo Presentation Arthur Jackson. Perry Reed. Dawayne Gilley. Living Blues Party at the Gem. Kansas City, MO 1/22/00.
Baby Lee at the Grand Emporium
Baby Lee, from the left, sings into a microphone she holds with her right hand and points with her left hand at Divas Night Out at the Grand Emporium., January 8, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Baby Lee. Divas Night Out. Grand Emporium. Kansas City, MO 1/8/00.
Becky Wilson, Christopher Hearne, Jr., and Roger Naber at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Grand Emporium
Becky Wilson and Christopher Hearne, Jr. present Roger Naber, wearing a suit jacket with leopard print cuffs and collar, a certificate during the 20th anniversary celebration of one of the juke joints in Kansas City called the Grand Emporium., April 24, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Becky Wilson. Hearne Christopher Jr. Roger Naber. 20 Anniv. GE 4/24/99.
Ben Kynard performs at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Ben Kynard's face with his eyes closed, cheeks bulged out, as he blows into a saxophone mouthpiece at Mutual Musicians Foundation., November 7, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Ben Kynard. Mutual Musicians Foundation. Kansas City. MO 11/7/00.
Betty Crow, Sonny Kenner, and Lionel Hampton at the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Betty Crow is speaking to someone that is not visible to the right of the photograph. She stands behind Sonny Kenner who is bent slightly and smiling straight ahead. He is leaning over a seated Lionel Hampton who is not looking at the photographer and is in the middle of a bite. He is wearing a Fedora. At the Mutual Musicians Foundation. A man stands behind Lionel with his back to the photographer., January 13, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Betty Crow Sonny Kenner. Lionel Hampton. Mutual Musicians Foundation. Kansas City, MO 1/13/00.
Bettye Jo Miller at the Phoenix
Bettye Jo Miller, wearing an animal print dress, laughs and claps her hands from behind a microphone and a piano at the Phoenix., March 7, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bettye Jo Miller. Phoenix. Kansas City, MO 3/7/00.
Bill Maness at Jardine's
Bill Maness, facing to the photographer's right, leans in a bit as he plays the piano at Jardines., June 5, 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bill Maness. Jardines. KCMO 6/5/06.
Blaze at the Grand Emporium
Blaze, makes fists, purses her lips and dances during the KC Blues and Jazz After Fest Jam at the Grand Emporium., July 23, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Blaze. K.C. Blues & Jazz After Fest. Jam. Grand Emporium 7/23/00.
Bob Bowman at the Gem Theater.
Bob Bowman, wearing a suit and tie, studies the fingers of his left hand as they suppress the strings of a bass he is playing during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater. A microphone stand is visible in the foreground., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bob Bowman. Gem Theater. Kansas City, MO. Living Blues Party 1/22/00.
Bobby Watson and Claude "Fiddler Williams at Claude "Fiddler" Williams' 93rd birthday
Bobby Watson, with pony tail and holding an alto saxophone, smiles to his left at Claude" Fiddler" Williams who is playing the fiddle with his eyes closed at the Blue Room, 18th & Vine on the occasion of Claude "Fiddler" Williams' 93rd birthday party. An unidentified African American man's head is visible over Claude's left shoulder., February 19, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bobby Watson & Claude "Fiddler" Williams. 93 Birthday Party. Blue Room. 18 & Vine. K.C.MO 2/19/01.
Bobby Watson at the 2000 Kansas City Blues & Jazz Fest
Bobby Watson, wearing a fedora, suspenders, and hair in braids, closes his eyes as he plays an alto saxophone during the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival., July 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bobby Watson. Kansas City Blues & Jazz Fest. 2000 7/22/00.
Bobby Watson at the 2001 Kansas City Blues & Jazz Fest
Bobby Watson, looking directly at the photographer, blows into a microphoned alto saxophone during the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival., July 20, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bobby Watson. KC Blues & jazz Fest 2001 7/20/01.
Bobby Watson at the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival 2003
Bobby Watson, from his left side, blows into an a lot saxophone that has a microphone in front of it during the Kansas City, Kansas Street Blues Festival., June 28, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bobby Watson. KCKStreet Blues Fest. 2003 6/28/03.
Bobby Watson helps Claude "Fiddler" Williams celebrate his 93rd birthday
Bobby Watson holds an alto saxophone and smiles to his left at Claude "Fiddler" Williams closing his eyes and playing the fiddle at the Blue Room, 18th & Vine, for Fiddler's 93rd Birthday Party. The head of an unidentified African American man wearing glasses is visible behind Fiddler's head., February 19, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bobby Watson. Claude"Fid" Williams. 93rd Birthday. Blue Room. 18 & Vine KC MO 2/19/01.
Bobby Watson in the Battle of the Saxes
Bobby Watson, facing to the right of the photographer, blows into a saxophone at the Battle of the Saxes in the Grand Emporium., August 17, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bobby Watson. Battle of the Saxes. Grand Emporium. Kansas City. MO 8/17/00.

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