Ahmad Alaadeen and Eddie Saunders offstage
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap and holding a saxophone, and Eddie Saunders, wearing a fedora, stand offstage at an unidentified outdoor festival., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen at the Orchid Room
Ahmad Alaadeen (Richard White) performing at the Orchid Room, 12th Street and Vine near The Paseo; Kansas City, MO. Ahmad closes his eyes as he blows into a bass saxophone into a microphone., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 3 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen in a publicity photograph
Ahmad Alaadeen, in a publicity photograph, smiles at the photographer as he holds a saxophone in his left hand up by his left shoulder. "Ahmad Alaadeen" is printed across the bottom of the photograph., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen in an army uniform
Ahmad Alaadeen (Richard White) in Army uniform looking straight at the photographer. The hat has had red ribbing hand painted with color tint., No date; likely between 1957 and 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., The word "Red" is written in pencil on the bag. The hat is color-tinted.
Ahmad Alaadeen outside with a fan
Ahmad Alaadeen stands outside with an unidentified man wearing a bowtie and suspenders., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing
Ahmad Alaadeen, seated from his left side, blows into a saxophone. Another very solemn man is visible seated behind Ahmad., 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing at New Pointe Grill
Ahmad Alaadeen, playing a soprano saxophone and performing at New Point Grille in Kansas City, Missouri., May 19, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing at UMKC for the Kansas City Jazz Band Festival
Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), stands at the front of the stage while performing with an unidentified jazz band during the Kansas City Jazz Band Festival at University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely between 2001-2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs
Ahmad Alaadeen standing and blowing into a saxophone while wearing a straw fedora hat. A torn envelope hangs out of his right pocket with the words "Kansas Federal" printed on it., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., mounted on foam core
Ahmad Alaadeen performs at the Joseph V. Thomas Memorial Jazz Scholarship Concert at UMKC Pierson Hall
Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), wearing a pillbox hat, closes his eyes as he performs with an unidentified man (alto saxophone) also performing with the UMKC Jazz Orchestra during the Joseph V. Thomas Memorial Jazz Scholarship Concert at Pierson Hall/University Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri. A chart is spread on a stand in the foreground., December 2, 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen rehearsing in the Richard Smith Orchestra
Richard Smith Orchestra [Ahmad Alaadeen (Richard White), seated second from right] rehearsing for an Easter concert to be held at Municipal Auditorium; R.T. Coles High School; Kansas City, MO, Likely March or April 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 2: 6x4 crop
Ahmad Alaadeen solos at UMKC for the Kansas City Jazz Band Festival
Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone) standing at the front of the stage soloing with an three other unidentified soloists waiting their turn while an unidentified jazz band is behind them during the Kansas City Jazz Band Festival at University of Missouri-Kansas City, in Kansas City, Missouri. The jazz band conductor is on the far right with his right foot on the riser., No date; likely between 2001-2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen with Doug Alpert
Ahmad Alaadeen and Doug Alpert (executive director of the Kansas City Jazz Commission) stand among a crowd at an unidentified venue and an unidentified event., No date; likely 2000s, 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 with the Pete Diggs band
Pete Diggs Band (Orestie "Rusty" Tucker, trumpet, Bill Jones, drums, Willie Rice, trumpet, Gene Carter, saxophone, Diggs, vibraphone, Ahmad Alaadeen (Richard White), saxophone, and Sam Johnson, Sr., bass) stand on stage and look at the photographer at the Orchid Room, 12th Street and Vine near The Paseo; Kansas City, MO., 1953, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
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 performing at City Light Restaurant and Bar
A postcard of The City Light Orchestra performing: Tim Whitmer (piano), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), LaVerne Barker (bass), David Basse (drums). The flash of a camera is visible in the mirror behind the piano. Three trees with decorative lights are across the back of the stage. The seated crowd is visible in the foreground, No date; likely mid 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; picture postcards
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.
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
Tom Alexios and Ahmad Alaadeen
Ahmad Alaadeen and Tom Alexios outside Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.