City Light Jazz Ensemble in front of the Gem Theater
City Light Jazz Ensemble sits in and stands by a 1946 De Soto convertible in front of the Gem Theater with Ida McBeth leaning on the right front hood. Ahmad Alaadeen holds a soprano saxophone straight up in the air as he blows into it. A bass player sits up on top of the back seat holding a upright bass. Right side of this promotional material advertises the Jazz Lovers' Fall Crawl, October 18, 1988., 1988, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Image is part of a promotional for the Jazz Lovers' Fall Crawl, October 18, 1988
City Light Orchestra enjoying the park and the view
Publicity photograph of the City Light Orchestra: Tim Whitmer, LaVerne Barker, David Basse, wearing a fedora, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Jano Mossman, standing in a park south of Kansas City overlooking downtown. An Edwardian style streetlight is behind the band. Members are dressed in zoot suits and tuxedos., No date; likely mid 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 2: 4.25x5.5 picture postcard version
City Light Orchestra publicity photograph
City Light Orchestra: (clockwise from top) David Basse, Ahmad Alaadeen, Tim Whitmer, and LaVerne Barker, smile directly at the photographer. LaVerne wears a bowler hat and holds the neck of an electric bass. Tim wears a beret. Ahmad leans on his elbow that is on a travel case and holds the neck of a saxophone., 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra
Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra; includes Baker (piano), Herman Walder (saxophone, first row, far right), Ahmad Alaadeen (sax, first row, far left), and Will Matthews (guitar), play their instruments in a stark room with New Breed / Kansas City Jazz Orch painted on the back wall., No date; likely 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra
Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra; includes Baker (piano), Herman Walder (saxophone, first row, far right), Ahmad Alaadeen (sax, first row, far left), and Will Matthews (guitar), play their instruments in a stark room with New Breed / Kansas City Jazz Orch painted on the back wall., No date; likely 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra
Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra includes Eddie Baker (piano), Herman Walder (saxophone, first row, far right), Ahmad Alaadeen (sax, first row, far left), and Will Matthews (guitar), staged in a stark room on risers with big band stands. New Breed / Kansas City Jazz Orch is painted on the white back wall. The singer, bassist and Eddie are the only performers standing., No date; likely 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.