Roy Searcy, wearing a pinstripe suit and a fedora hat, grins at the photographer with a cake in front of him that has written in frosting, "God Bless You Roy - Kansas City Loves You Happy 81 Birthday" during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater.
Dawayne Gilley, standing in a tuxedo, looks to his left at Ramonda Doakes who is looking up to her right and smiling at Dawayne on stage at the Living Blues Party at the Gem. Ramonda is wearing a full-length duster jacket that is of contemporary design.
Ahmad Alaadeen making remarks after receiving his award. Kansas City Star columnist, Steve Penn, is in the background during the Coda Jazz Fund Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a tam-style hat, performing closes his eyes as he plays a tenor saxophone with students seated behind him during a jazz concert featuring Olathe North High, Oregon Trail Junior High, and Santa Fe Trail Junior High jazz bands at the Gem Theater 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.