Standing outside a building among parked cars, possibly Sonny Kenner, from his right side, motions toward Ahmad Alaadeen. Ahmad is laughing and extending his left hand toward Sonny. Franz Bruce stands behind Sonny laughing at what Sonny is saying. There is an unidentified man wearing a ball cap, leaning on a car, holding a cigarette and looking away from the group behind and to the left of Franz Bruce. 18th and Vine, possibly an event in conjunction with Robert Altman's film "Kansas City."
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), and the Deans of Swing, likely Everette Freeman (piano), Tyrone Clark (bass), Sonny Kenner (guitar), and likely Don Mumford (drums) perform at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Sonny Kenner (guitar, vocals), wearing a pith helmet and bending his knees as he sings into a microphone, performs with an unidentified drummer, Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, and Tyrone Clark (bass, mostly obscured), during an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.
Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner holding their Kansas City Jazz Heritage award plaques from the Mayor Emanuel Cleaver II at the Jazz Heritage Awards reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, one of the national acts to perform during the Acoustic Blues Showcase at BB's Lawnside BBQ, wearing a baseball cap, sits right among the audience as he sings into a microphone and plays an acoustic guitar. The clutched hands and baseball cap of a harmonica player are visible behind Honeyboy. The seated crowd surrounds the two performers.
Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, stand side by side looking at the necks of the guitars they are playing. Smokin' Joe looks serious. Bnois is wearing an Irish cap and smiling.
Sonny Kenner (guitar), Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, an unidentified drummer, and Tyrone Clark (bass) performing at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. One fan is visible leaning on a store front behind the band.
Donald Kinsey of the band The Kinsey Report, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, wearing a fedora, closes his eyes and leans his head back toward his left shoulder as he plays and electric guitar.