Luqman Hamza (piano) and LaVerne Barker (bass), wearing a ball cap, rehearsing at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Ahmad Alaadeen's soprano saxophone can be seen on the left of photograph (mostly obscured).
Cotton Candy Washington slants her eyes to the right with a smile on her face as she hold an unlit cigarette with long, long finger nails, long long earrings, and wearing a very fashionable hat at the Living Blues Weekend Photo Shoot at the Mutual Musicians Foundation Building.
Ahmad Alaadeen sits on a barstool in front of a white baby grand piano at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, MO possibly during the Tradin' 4s Series: Generations and the Gap. He sits in front of a wall of 8 x 10 black and white headshot photographs.
James Fraher, Ramonda Doakes. John Brisbin, Dawayne Gilley stand arm in arm in the doorway of the Mutual Musicians Foundation, 1823 Highland Avenue to participate in the Living Blues Weekend Photo Shoot.
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.
A bass player stand in the corner of the Mutual Musicians Foundation wearing a straw hat and looking down at the bass. Luqman Hamza sits at the piano smiling down to his left. Karrin Allyson share the piano bench with Luqman and is smiling to her left and watching the saxophonist. Tommy Ruskin is playing the drums just behind Ahmad Alaadeen who closes his eyes as he blows into a tenor saxophone at the DownBeat Magazine Shoot. The wall behind the band is wood paneling with many 8 1/2 x 11 photographs and a banner.