Ahmad Alaadeen greeting his friend
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.", 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with a jazz combo outdoors on the Country Club Plaza
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., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, Luqman Hamza, and Sonny Kenner receive the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Award
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., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Alaadeen and the Deans of Swing perform indoors
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., No date; possibly 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
All of the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Award recipients seated at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri
(Front row) Arch Martin, Luqman Hamza, an unidentified woman, and Frank Smith, (back row) Dick Wright, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, Eddie Saunders, and an unidentified man during the Jazz Heritage Awards reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Closeup of Tyrone Clark and Sonny Kenner performing
A closeup photograph of Tyrone Clark (bass) and Sonny Kenner (guitar), wearing a pith helmet, during a performance at an unidentified concert., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann, Gerald Spaits, Will Matthews, and Ahmad Alaadeen perform at the Spirit Fest
Jay McShann (piano), Gerald Spaits (bass), Will Matthews (guitar), and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a white fedora, performing during the Spirit Festival at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri., July 5, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Sonny Kenner receive the Jazz Heritage Award
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., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Sonny Kenner receive the Jazz Heritage Award
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., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Sonny Kenner performs on the Country Club Plaza
Sonny Kenner (guitar), wearing a pith helmet, closes his eyes as he plays with an unidentified drummer during a performance at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. A towel hangs from Sonny's wire music stand. Many wires and amplification equipment is visible in the photograph., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Sonny Kenner sings into a microphone as he performs with a jazz combo on the Country Club Plaza
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., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Sonny Kenner sings into a microphone as he performs with a jazz combo on the Country Club Plaza
Sonny Kenner (guitar, vocals), wearing a pith helmet and bending his knees as he sings into a microphone, performs with an unidentified drummer, Tyrone Clark (bass), Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, and an unidentified keyboard player who is mostly obscured from the photograph, during an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Sonny Kenner sings into a microphone as he performs with a jazz combo on the Country Club Plaza
Sonny Kenner (guitar, vocals), wearing a pith helmet, bending his knees, and raising his right arm as he sings into a microphone, performs with an unidentified drummer and Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone) wearing a fedora, during an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Sonny Kenner, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Luqman Hamza during the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Award reception
Sonny Kenner, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Luqman Hamza stand together and smile for the photographer during the Jazz Heritage Awards reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The crowd is visible behind them., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tyrone Clark and Sonny Kenner perform
Tyrone Clark (bass) and Sonny Kenner (guitar), wearing a pith helmet, during a performance at an unidentified concert., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.