Scamps at playing on a stage at Unity Temple on the Plaza: Art Jackson and Eddie Saunders, seated with their eyes closed playing their saxophones; Lucky Wesley looking to his right and smiling as he stands playing the bass behind Eddie Saunders. Rusty Tucker is standing and playing the trumpet facing left. There is a drum set behind Rusty.
Marilyn Maye bends to speak with Lonnie McFadden and Ronnie McFadden, the McFadden Brothers, at Club 427 in Kansas City, MO. Ronnie and Lonnie are looking up at Marilyn as they sit at a table behind Talk Radio 710 KCMO microphones. Behind them on a stage are likely, Patty, and a pianist whose face is seen through the uplifted lid of the baby grand piano.
A neon "Open" sign in the window is above Pat Morrissey's head as he sits, wearing a turtleneck sweater, suspenders, and two-tone wingtip shoes, closing his eyes and blowing into a trumpet during the Creature Crawl at the Cup & Saucer. Seth Lee stands behind and to the left of Pat playing the double bass. Charles Gatschet sits to Pat's left and looks confused as he plays guitar. A microphone and music stand are in the foreground.
Oliver Todd seated at and playing a white baby grand piano with his right side toward the photographer is looking intently at the wind players. Standing in front of the piano is an unidentified white male guitarist. Standing to the guitarist's left is Ben Kynard standing and blowing into a tenor saxophone as he looks down at a music stand. Behind and to the left of Ben is Carl Fusaro. Carl is seated behind a music stand as he plays the double bass and looks at the trumpet player. In front of Carl and to Ben's left is Henry Hoard who is blowing into an alto saxophone and looking down at a music stand. Just behind Henry's head, Marcellus Lee's head is visible. To Henry's left, Elmer Price stands and blows into a trumpet as he looks down at a music stand. All are wearing suits and ties at the Mutual Musicians Foundation. There are two tables and four chairs in the foreground. A wood-paneled wall, amplifiers, speakers, and photographs on the wall are visible behind the band.
Ramonda Doakes, executive director of the Mutual Musicians Foundation, stands in front of a wood-paneled wall of photographs of musicians holding a plastic cup and smiling at the photographer in the Mutual Musicians Foundation building beside Donald Byrd, who is also standing and smiling at the photographer wearing a scarf around his neck and a sport coat.
Lonnie McFadden blows into a trumpet he is holding with a handkerchief. His eyes are closed and he is facing to the left of the photographer. A crowd is visible seated behind Lonnie wearing a tuxedo at Crown Center.