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 and Milt Abel wait at an airport
An unidentified man, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a sun visor, and Milt Abel smile about the conversation while sitting in an unidentified airport terminal., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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 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 on stage
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white fedora, closes his eyes and leans back as he blows into saxophone with a Kansas City skyline backdrop behind him during a publicity shot for "Wake Up To Missouri" tourism ad campaign., No date; likely late 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen outside with a fan
Ahmad Alaadeen smiles as he stands at an unidentified outdoor setting. A person in a folding chair and mobile toilets are visible behind him., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing outside
Close-up of Ahmad Alaadeen performing outside with a band, possibly Eddie Baker's Charlie Parker Academy band. Trees, a drum set and the bass player's face are visible behind Ahmad, wearing a ball cap., No date; likely 1970s, 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 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 promoting tourism in Missouri
Ahmad Alaadeen, from his right side wearing a white fedora and sunglasses, stands on a stage with a Kansas City skyline backdrop, and blows into a saxophone for a publicity shot for "Wake Up To Missouri" tourism ad campaign., No date; likely late 1980s, 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 seated outside
Ahmad Alaadeen sits outside by a rock wall wearing a flat cap and large, square eyeglasses, No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., polaroid image
Ahmad Alaadeen sits at a restaurant table
Ahmad Alaadeen sitting at a table with a tenor saxophone and an upside down fedora lying on it at an unidentified venue. A napkin stands high twisted into a "U" in a glass., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen sits at a restaurant table
Ahmad Alaadeen, from his left side, sitting at a table with a tenor saxophone, an upside down fedora, and an instrument case lying on it. A napkin stands high twisted into a "U" in a glass at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen sits outside an airport
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a sun visor, sitting outside an unidentified airport terminal., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen stands outside with friends
An unidentified man, Ricky Anderson, Horace Washington, and Ahmad Alaadeen stand outside among trees at an unidentified outdoor setting., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
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
Nation of Islam event
Nathaniel Muhammad (Honorable Elijah Muhammad's son), Muhammad Shabazz, John Muhammad (Honorable Elijah Muhammad's brother), stand arm in arm in the front of the photograph smiling at the photographer. Ahmad Alaadeen is in the background, far right at an unidentified Nation of Islam event., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Nation of Islam event in Chicago, Illinois
Members of the Nation of Islam gathered on the steps outside an unidentified mosque building in Chicago, Illinois., August 1972, 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.