Ahmad Alaadeen, George Duke, Harry Belafonte, George Benson backstage at the Gem Theater
George Duke with his arm around the shoulder of Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, Harry Belafonte, and George Benson (mostly out of frame), hanging out backstage at the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen, George Duke, Harry Belafonte, George Benson backstage at the Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen, with his back to the photographer, George Duke, laughing, Harry Belafonte, looking through his wallet, and George Benson standing off to the right side, are all hanging out backstage wearing tuxedos at the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district of Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, George Duke, and possibly Christian McBride perform at the Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, stands and plays a soprano sax to the right of George Duke, wearing a ball cap and sitting at a baby grand piano while performing with the George Duke Band. A bass player standing behind the piano may possibly be Christian McBride. This concert was the night before the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' On The Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district of Kansas City, Missouri., September 10, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, George Duke, possibly Christian McBride, and Ndugu perform at the Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone) with his back to the photographer, wears a kufi cap as he is performing with the George Duke Band. George Duke, wearing a ball cap, plays a baby grand piano. Possibly Christian McBride plays bass behind George Duke and Ndugu plays a drum set. The concert was the night before the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' On The Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri., September 10, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen, possibly Christian McBride, George Duke, and Ndugu perform at the Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, stands and plays a soprano sax with his back to George Duke, wearing a ball cap and playing a baby grand piano while performing with the George Duke Band. A bass player standing behind the piano may possibly be Christian McBride. The drummer is Ndugu sitting on risers among his drum set above the rest of the band. This concert was the night before the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' On The Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district of Kansas City, Missouri., September 10, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
George Duke, Ahmad Alaadeen, and George Benson backstage at the Gem Theater
George Duke, grinning at Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat with his back to the photographer and blurry because of movement, and George Benson, grooming the sleeve of his tuxedo, are hanging out backstage at the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, George Benson, and George Duke backstage at the Gem Theater
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, George Benson, and George Duke, wearing tuxedos, stand arm in arm and smile at the photographer backstage at the Gem Theater during the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, George Benson, and George Duke backstage at the Gem Theater
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, George Benson, and George Duke, wearing tuxedos, stand arm in arm and smile at the photographer backstage at the Gem Theater during the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, George Benson, and George Duke backstage at the Gem Theater
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, George Benson, and George Duke, wearing tuxedos, stand arm in arm and smile at the photographer backstage at the Gem Theater during the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.