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.
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 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.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams at the Blue Room
Claude "Fiddler" Williams smiles at the photographer as he plays a fiddle into a microphone from 710 Talk Radio at the Blue Room, 18th & Vine. A telephone is in the foreground., August 5, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Blue Room. 18 & Vine. KCMO 8/5/98.
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 at the Kansas City Blues & Jazz Fest
Claude "Fiddler" Williams, wearing a checked suit, looks down as he plays a fiddle during the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival., July 16, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Claude "Fiddler" Williams. KC Blues & Jazz Fest - 1999 - KCMO 7/16/99.
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 turns 92
Claude "Fiddler" Williams plays the fiddle at Club Mardi Gras for his 92nd Birthday. He's wearing a striped suit and looks down at the bow crossing the strings., February 21, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Claude "Fiddler" Williams. 92 Birthday Party. Club Mardi Gras 2/21/00.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams turns 93
Claude "Fiddler" Williams is smiling as he speaks into a microphone while standing in front of a drawing of himself playing the fiddle that. The drawing was given to him as a gift for his 93rd birthday at the Blue Room, 18th & Vine., February 19, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Claude "Fiddler" Williams. 93 Birthday Party. Blue Room 18th & Vine. K.C.MO 2/19/01.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Blanche Williams and Mike Fitzgerald at the Kansas City Blues & Jazz Festival
Claude "Fiddler" Williams, wearing a fedora and holding a violin and bow in his left hand, waves as Mike Fitzgerald hands him the Jazz Ambassador plaque at the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Fest. Blanche Williams stand between them wearing sunglasses. The plaque states, "In recognition of the great contributions you have made to Kansas City & it's reputation for jazz excellence. Claude "Fiddler" Williams. From your friends The K.C. Jazz Ambassadors 2000" and has an gold eighth note over a wavy staff. Mike is wearing a Mardi-Gra type necklace with musical instruments hanging from it. An unidentified man is standing behind Claude., July 21, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Blanche Williams. Mike Fitzgerald. K.C. Blues & Jazz Fest. 2000.
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.
Henry Butler, Jay McShann, Bobby Watson, Roger Naber, Claude Fiddler Williams, and MaryAnn at the 2000 Kansas City Blues & Jazz Fest
Henry Butler, Jay McShann, Bobby Watson, Roger Naber, Claude Fiddler Williams, and MaryAnn sit and talk during the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival., July 20, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Henry Butler. Bobby Watson, Claude Fiddler Williams Jay McShann. Roger Naber. MaryAnn 7/20/00.