Bobby Watson holds an alto saxophone and smiles to his left at Claude "Fiddler" Williams closing his eyes and playing the fiddle at the Blue Room, 18th & Vine, for Fiddler's 93rd Birthday Party. The head of an unidentified African American man wearing glasses is visible behind Fiddler's head.
Clarence Gatemouth Brown, wearing a cowboy hat and embroidered shirt, smiles to his left as he draws a bow across the strings of a violin during the 4th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS.
Alvin Brooks, eyes closed, speaks into a microphone as he stands with his arm around the shoulder of Claude "Fiddler" Williams at Fiddler's 92nd birthday celebration at Club Mardi Gras. Fiddler smiles at the photographer. Alvin Brooks wears a Fair Isle sweater and Fiddler in a striped suit. A drum set is visible behind Alvin's right shoulder. A large portrait of a face is on the wall behind them.
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.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams is smiling as he speaks into a microphone while standing in front of a drawing of himself playing the fiddle that. The drawing was given to him as a gift for his 93rd birthday at the Blue Room, 18th & Vine.
Washboard Chaz Leary, Lionel Young, and Lee Oskar, are one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium After Festival Jam. Washboard Chaz is wearing a bowler hat and laughing to his left toward Lee Oskar. Lionel, wearing a fedora, is visible in between Washboard and Lee, looking to his left, holding a violin and bow. Lee Oskar is blowing into a harmonica he holds in his right hand as well as a microphone. He is looking straight ahead. He holds another harmonica in his left hand.
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, George Benson stand in front of a wall of photographs of members and performers at Mutual Musicians Foundation Building, probably after the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" event at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams, wearing a fedora and holding a violin and bow in his left hand, waves as Mike Fitzgerald hands him the Jazz Ambassador plaque at the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Fest. Blanche Williams stand between them wearing sunglasses. The plaque states, "In recognition of the great contributions you have made to Kansas City & it's reputation for jazz excellence. Claude "Fiddler" Williams. From your friends The K.C. Jazz Ambassadors 2000" and has an gold eighth note over a wavy staff. Mike is wearing a Mardi-Gra type necklace with musical instruments hanging from it. An unidentified man is standing behind Claude.
Chris Clarke (piano), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), an unidentified harmonica player, and Tyrone Clark (bass) listen to the fiddler take the solo during the "Cultural Exchanges: Jazz and Missouri Fiddling" at an unidentified venue.
Claude "Fid" Williams looks down at the strings as he bows a fiddle at the Mutual Musicians Foundation. He is wearing a fedora with a feather hat band, a tie with a fiddle on it, and a name tag that says, "Claude Williams, Mutual Musicians Foundation & Elder Statesmen of KC Jazz, Inc."
Bobby Watson, with pony tail and holding an alto saxophone, smiles to his left at Claude" Fiddler" Williams who is playing the fiddle with his eyes closed at the Blue Room, 18th & Vine on the occasion of Claude "Fiddler" Williams' 93rd birthday party. An unidentified African American man's head is visible over Claude's left shoulder.