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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bobby Watson performs at Claude "Fiddler" Williams' 93rd birthday
Bobby Watson, wearing an earring, blows into an alto saxophone in front of a microphone 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., Bobby Watson. Claude "Fid" Williams 93 Birthday Party. Blue Room. KCMO 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 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.

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