Ann Rabson, from the left, looks out over the keyboard she is playing and sings into a microphone on Beale Street, Memphis, for the W.C. Handy Awards. A drum set and a brick wall is visible behind her.
Publicity photo of Herbie Hancock playing a synthesizer and leaning toward a microphone while looking forward. Hancock is wearing thick rimmed glasses, a plaid jacket, dark shirt with a large open V-neck, and a gold chain with medallion.
A guitar neck is visible as well as a drum set behind Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), wearing a fedora, Tyrone Clark (bass), and an unidentified keyboard player performing at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.
Honey Piazza, a member of the band, Mighty Flyers, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, looks up over her right shoulder as she sits and plays a keyboard. A guitar neck and a bass player are visible behind her right shoulder.
Hank Walther of the band Roomful of Blues, one to the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, from his right, wearing a fedora, leans over a keyboard his is playing and looks seriously at his hands on the keys.
Publicity photo of Herbie Hancock walking on a street and holding bags. Hancock is facing forward with a bag over his shoulder, wearing a dark jacket and glasses. In the background are buildings and vehicles on the street.
An unidentified drummer, Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, Tyrone Clark (bass), and an unidentified pianist perform at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.
Seth Lee stands with his back to the photographer as he plays a stand up bass and looks to his right towards an unidentified keyboard player while performing on an outdoor pavilion behind the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri.
Henry Townsend, wearing a bowler hat, suit and striped shoes, sits and looks down at a keyboard he is playing during the Kansas City, Kansas Street Blues Festival. Marquise Knox stands on stage behind Henry playing the guitar, also wearing a bowler hat.
Miss Honey Piazza puts her left arm around the shoulders of Evie Quarles. They lean in towards each other so their heads touch. Both are seated and smiling at the photographer. Evie wears a camera vest with many signatures written on it.
Sonny Kenner (guitar, vocals), wearing a pith helmet and bending his knees as he sings into a microphone, performs with an unidentified drummer, Tyrone Clark (bass), Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, and an unidentified keyboard player who is mostly obscured from the photograph, during an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.
Raindogs & Saffire the Uppity Blues Women, national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, stand in a group grinning at the photographer are Jim Herbert, Gaye Adegbalola, Phil Smith, Mike Roark, Andrea Faye, Karla Petrie, and Ann Rabson.
Publicity photo of Herbie Hancock sitting and looking forward while smiling. Hancock is wearing thick rimmed glasses, a pinstripe suit, dark shirt with a large open-V neck, and a gold chain with medallion.