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Ahmad Alaadeen and Angela Hagenbach share a smile behind the stands
Angela Hagenbach sits on the back of Ahmad Alaadeen's chair and lays her hands on his shoulders as they both smile at the photographer offstage at an unidentified outdoor festival behind a set of stands. A soprano saxophone lies across Ahmad's lap., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Cotton Candy perform at BB's Lawnside BBQ
Ahmad Alaadeen sits on a barstool playing a tenor saxophone as Cotton Candy, wearing a red sequined hat and multi-colored sequined blouse, sits at a table and sings while performing at BB's Lawnside BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri. An unidentified bassist stands behind Candy., November 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing outside
Ahmad Alaadeen, standing on a stage outside and wearing a ball cap, performing with a band, possibly Eddie Baker's Charlie Parker Academy band, No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen with the Basse's
Ahmad Alaadeen stands with David and Cathy Basse and their daughter in a room with bookshelves., March 5, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, Cotton Candy and a bass player share in a conversation at BB's Lawnside BBQ
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) and Cotton Candy (vocals) sit and talk with an unidentified bass player at BB's Lawnside BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri., November 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, David Basse, and Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson (trumpet) enjoy performing
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), looks straight at the photographer with a surprised face. David Basse (vocal), standing and singing into a microphone looks over his left shoulder at Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson (trumpet) who is grinning at David., No date; likely mid 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Paper copy of a photograph
Ahmad Alaadeen, Oleta Adams, and Manhattan Transfer perform at the Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat and a tuxedo while he plays a tenor saxophone during a performance with Oleta Adams and Manhattan Transfer 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., Sticker with typed note on back: "Hope this is a reminder of some happy memories. Best regards, Dick Berkley [also includes date and first name written in blue ink]"
Ahmad Alaadeen, Pearl Thuston, Luqman Hamza, Myra Taylor, Clark Terry, and others at the Gem Theater
Group shot of Ahmad Alaadeen (third from right), Pearl Thuston (second from right), Luqman Hamza (far right), Myra Taylor (seated, left), Clark Terry (seated, right), and others during part of the weekend festivities for the "Duke Ellington Tribute: Jammin' at the Gem" concert series at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 2, 2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, Pearl Thuston, Luqman Hamza, Myra Taylor, and others at the Gem Theater
Group shot of Ahmad Alaadeen (third from right), Pearl Thuston (second from right), Luqman Hamza (far right), Myra Taylor (seated) and others during part of the weekend festivities for the "Duke Ellington Tribute: Jammin' at the Gem" concert series at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 2, 2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, Robert Watson, Sr., and Marilyn Maye enjoy a conversation
Ahmad Alaadeen and Robert Watson, Sr., smile as they talk with Marilyn Maye while seated at the Coda Jazz Fund Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 20, 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Chris Clarke, Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, and David Basse performing at Generations of Jazz
Chris Clarke (piano), wearing a kufi cap, Bobby Watson (alto saxophone), wearing a black fedora, Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), wearing a kufi hat, and David Basse (vocals) performing at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station at Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Chris Clarke, Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, and David Basse performing at Generations of Jazz
Chris Clarke (piano), wearing a kufi cap, Bobby Watson (alto saxophone), wearing a black fedora, Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), wearing a kufi hat, David Basse (vocals), and Sam Johnson, Jr. (drums) performing at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station at Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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 performing outside
City Light Orchestra: David Basse (drums), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), unidentified bass player, unidentified (saxophone), unidentified (trumpet); performing at an unidentified outdoor concert., No date; likely mid 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Donnell Bennett, David Basse, Matt Pittman, and Ahmad Alaadeen perform
Kansas City Chiefs fullback Donnell Bennett (drums), David Basse (vocals), Matt Pittman (bass), and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) performing at New Point Grille in Kansas City, Missouri., November 28, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Donnell Bennett, David Basse, Matt Pittman, and Ahmad Alaadeen perform
Kansas City Chiefs fullback Donnell Bennett (drums), David Basse (vocals), Matt Pittman (bass), and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) performing at New Point Grille in Kansas City, Missouri., November 28, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Duck Warner, Chuck Haddix, and Ahmad Alaadeen
(Left group) Lester "Duck" Warner talking with two unidentified people and (right group) Chuck Haddix and Ahmad Alaadeen talking in the street outside Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Frank Smith and Ahmad Alaadeen
Frank Smith puts his left arm around Ahmad Alaadeen's shoulder during the Kansas City 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.
L.C. "Speedy" Huggins, Russ Long, and Julie Turner perform at the City Light Restaurant and Bar
L.C. "Speedy" Huggins (drums), and unidentified bass player, sax player, Russ Long (piano), and Julie Turner (vocals, percussion) the City Light Restaurant and Bar in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Lena Horne
Lena Horne, from her left side with her right hand to her neck, in a publicity photo signed to Ahmad., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., inscribed by Horne to Alaadeen
Leon Brady, Ahmad Alaadeen, Robert Watson, Sr., and Marilyn Maye during the Coda Jazz Fund Lifetime Achievements Awards event
Leon Brady, Ahmad Alaadeen, Robert Watson, Sr., and Marilyn Maye (mostly obscured) seated during Coda Jazz Fund Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 20, 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Luqman Hamza, Karrin Allyson, Eddie Saunders, Tommy Ruskin, and Ahmad Alaadeen performing at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Luqman Hamza (piano), Karrin Allyson (vocals), Eddie Saunders (bass), and Tommy Ruskin (drums) all smile at the photographer as Ahmad Alaadeen plays a tenor saxophone with his eyes closed while performing at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., June 9, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Panel for the panel discussion during Generations of Jazz
Neil Tesser, Bobby Watson, Ronnell Bright, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, and Myra Taylor share conversation during a panel discussion at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Panel for the panel discussion during Generations of Jazz
Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, Myra Taylor, and Chuck Berg during the panel discussion at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Panel gets ready for the panel discussion during Generations of Jazz
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, Myra Taylor, Chuck Berg sit at the panel table with Bobby Watson and Ronnell Bright standing in background conversing as an unidentified man walks onto the stage behind the panel during the panel discussion at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Patti Austin and Ahmad Alaadeen backstage at the Gem Theater
Patti Austin stands to the right next to Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat and tuxedo and holding a saxophone while hanging out backstage 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.
Patti Austin and Ahmad Alaadeen backstage at the Gem Theater
Patti Austin stands to the right next to Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat and tuxedo and holding a saxophone while hanging out backstage 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.
Possibly Julie Turner and Ahmad Alaadeen perform
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, plays a tenor saxophone as, likely, Julie Turner sing while performing with an unidentified bass player and drummer on a stage in an unidentified venue., No date; likely between 1981-1990, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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