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Adam Page and Duck Warner at the Gem Theater
Duck Warner, wearing a long-tailed tuxedo, closes his eyes as he prepares to blow into a trumpet pointed at a microphone during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater. Adam Page is visible behind Duck sitting and playing the guitar with his eyes closed., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Adam Page & Duck Warner. Gem Theater. Kansas City, MO 1/22/00.
Adam Page at the Gem Theater
Adam Page, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, looks down at the neck of a guitar 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., Adam Page. Gem Theater. Kansas City, MO-Living Blues Party 1/22/00.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Carter at the Club Mardi Gras
Bill Carter, wearing a straw hat, looks out as he plays a guitar at the Club Mardi Gras, 19th & Vine., September 9, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bill Carter. Club Mardi Gras. 19th & Vine. Kansas City, MO 9/9/00.
Bill Carter at the Gem Theater
Bill Carter, wearing a fedora and a light-colored tux with dark lapels and sides stripes, faces forward with his eyes shifted to the right, as he plays his guitar behind a microphone during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater. A saxophonist is visible behind him., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bill Carter. Gem Theater. Kansas City, MO. Living Blues Weekend II 1/22/00.
Blind Boys of Alabama at Rhythm & Ribs
Blind Boys of Alabama, which includes Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter, wearing sunglasses and matching suits, walk across stage with a hand on the shoulder of the person in front of them during the Rhythm & Ribs Jazz Festival at 18th & Vine., June 18, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Blind Boys of Alabama. Rhythm & Ribs - 18 & Vine Jazz Fest. Kansas City. MO 6/18/05.
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.
Carl Fusaro at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Carl Fusaro plays an upright bass with a serious look on his face during the Living Blues weekend at the Mutual Musicians Foundation. He wears a music-themed tie., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Carl Fusaro. MMF. KCMO Living Blues 1/20/00.
Chris Murrell at Rhythm & Ribs
Chris Murrell, from the right, sings into a microphone during the Rhythm & Ribs Jazz Festival at 18th & Vine., June 18, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Chris Murrell. Rhythm & Ribs. 18 & Vine Jazz Fest. Kansas City. MO 6/18/05.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams at the Gem Theater
Claude "Fiddler" Williams stands, smiles, and bows his fiddle 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., Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Gem Theater. Kansas City, MO 1/22/00.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams plays a fiddle
Claude "Fid" Williams looks down at the strings as he bows a fiddle at the Mutual Musicians Foundation. He is wearing a fedora with a feather hat band, a tie with a fiddle on it, and a name tag that says, "Claude Williams, Mutual Musicians Foundation & Elder Statesmen of KC Jazz, Inc.", October 25, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Claude "Fid" Williams. Mutual Musicians Foundation. KC MO 10/25/03.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Little Hatch, Millage Gilbert, and Debbie Dennis at the Gem Theater
Claude "Fiddler" Williams smiles while looking down as he stands to the right of a seated Little Hatch wearing a printed tuxedo, bowtie, and a fedora. Standing to Little Hatch's left is Millage Gilbert wearing a double breasted suit and a fedora. Millage is smiling directly at the photographer. To the left of Millage is Debbie Dennis who is seated and laughing 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., Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Little Hatch. Millage Gilbert. Debbie Dennis. Living Blues Party. Gem Theater K.C. MO 1/22/00.
Cotton Candy Washington during the Living Blues weekend
Cotton Candy Washington slants her eyes to the right with a smile on her face as she hold an unlit cigarette with long, long finger nails, long long earrings, and wearing a very fashionable hat at the Living Blues Weekend Photo Shoot at the Mutual Musicians Foundation Building., September 18, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Cotton Candy Washington. Living Blues Weekend. MMF Photo Shoot 9/18/99.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards at the Blue Room
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, from his left side, one of the national acts to perform at the Blue Room, 18th & Vine, sits and sings into a microphone as he holds a guitar under the elbow of his right arm. His left hand sits on his lap with a slide on this little finger. An open guitar case is on the floor to his left., January 24, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., David "Honeyboy" Edwards. Blue Room. 18 & Vine. Kansas City. MO 1/24/02.
David Basse at Rhythm & Ribs
David Basse, wearing a fedora and sunglasses, sits at a drum set as he plays during the Rhythm & Ribs Jazz Festival at 18th & Vine., June 17, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., David Basse. Rhythm & Ribs. 18 & Vine Jazz Fest. Kansas City. MO 6/17/05.
Dawayne Gilley and Ramonda Doakes at the Living Blues Party
Dawayne Gilley, standing in a tuxedo, looks to his left at Ramonda Doakes who is looking up to her right and smiling at Dawayne on stage at the Living Blues Party at the Gem. Ramonda is wearing a full-length duster jacket that is of contemporary design., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Living Blue Party at the Gem Dwayne Gilley & Ramonda Doakes. Gem Theater. Kansas City, MO 1/22/00.
Doug Hemphill at the Gem Theater
Doug Hemphill, wearing a zip-neck sweater, a large cross necklace and a sports jacket, stands looking out as he plays a "Flying V" guitar 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., Doug Hemphill. Gem Theater. Kansas City,MO. Living Blues Weekend II 1/22/00.
Elder Statesmen of KC Jazz at the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Elder Statesmen of KC Jazz including Oliver Todd sitting at the piano on the far left of the photograph, then Ben Kynard blowing into a saxophone seated in front of the piano, then Henry Hoard looking down at a saxophone he holds behind a music stand. Behind Henry is Wes Knowles checking the music on a stand with the bass propped up behind him. Then Marcellus Lee seated at the drum set by a wood-paneled wall with a glass block window just above his head. Then Elmer Price, wearing a ball cap, blowing into a trumpet in the same line of chairs as Ben and Henry at the Mutual Musicians Foundation. A row of empty seats and tables are in front of the band. Portrait photographs line the wood-paneled walls of other performers., October 24, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Elder Statesmen of KC Jazz Oliver Todd-Keys. Ben Kynard-Sax. Henry Hoard-Sax. Wes Knowles-Bass. Marcellus Lee-Drums. Elmer Price-Trumpet. MMF 10/24/99.
Elija Frazer at the Gem Theater
Elija Frazer looks directly at the photographer as he plays a drum set wearing a tuxedo and smoking a pipe 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., Elija Frazer. Gem Theater. Kansas City, MO 1/22/00.
Eugene Smiley at the Gem Theater
Eugene Smiley stands and looks over his right shoulder as he plays the guitar 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., Eugene Smiley. Gem Theater. Kansas City, MO. Living Blues Party 1/22/00.
Everette DeVan at the Gem Theater
Everette DeVan looks down at a keyboard he plays 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., Everette DeVan. Gem Theater. Kansas City, MO 1/22/00.
Gem Theater
Gem Theater exterior at night., 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Living Blues Magazine Photo Shoot - Gem Theater, 18 & Vine 1999 -- 2000 Party @ the Gem.
Geneva Price at the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Geneva Price folds her hands in her lap as she sits sideways on a chair during the Living Blues weekend at the Mutual Musicians Foundation. She's wearing a wide-brimmed hat., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Geneva Price. MMF. Kansas City, MO. Living Blues Weekend II 1/20/00.
Gerald Dunn at the Gem Theater
Gerald Dunn stands facing right, looking down, and plays an alto saxophone during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater. A guitarist is visible seated behind Gerald., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Gerald Dunn. Gem Theater. Kansas City, MO. Living Blues Weekend II 1/22/00.
Group playing at 18th and Vine
Myra Taylor is seated in a wheelchair and singing into a microphone with her eyes closed. Sonny Kenner is standing to her left and also singing into a microphone. Ben Kynard and an unidentified saxophonist in a ball cap with a saxophone on the front are standing and playing their saxophones. Sir Godfrey Powell is playing the trumpet and Monny Nash, trombonist, is standing next to Godfrey. 18th & Vine, Kansas City, MO. The jazz combo is situated in a half circle not facing the photographer., September 16, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Myra Taylor. Sonny Kenner. Ben Kynard. Bobby Watson, Sr. Godfry Powell. Monny Nash. 18th & Vine. KansasCity MO 9/16/00.
Harry Hypolite at the Blue Room
Harry Hypolite, one of the national acts to perform at the Blue Room, 18th & Vine, wearing a French beret, closes his eyes as he sings into a microphone and plays an electric guitar., February 28, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Harry Hypolite. Blue Room. 18 & Vine. Kansas City, MO 2/28/02

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