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 at BB's Lawnside BBQ
Ahmad Alaadeen, holding a tenor sax, an unidentified bass player, and Cotton Candy listen to an unidentified electric guitarist and an acoustic guitarist performing 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 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 and Cotton Candy perform with a jazz combo at BB's Lawnside BBQ
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), unidentified bass player, Cotton Candy (vocals), unidentified (electric guitar); performing 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 imitates Cotton Candy at BB's Lawnside BBQ
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) imitates Cotton Candy's stance as an unidentified acoustic guitarist and bass player perform at BB's Lawnside BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri. An unidentified electric guitarist sits behind Cotton Candy and listens., November 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with a jazz combo at BBs Lawnside BBQ
An unidentified woman sits at a table with Cotton Candy, wearing a red sequined hat and multi-colored sequined blouse as she claps her hands. An unidentified acoustic guitarist, Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), and an unidentified electric bass player are sitting and standing behind the table performing 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, 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, 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.
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
Cotton Candy smiles as she listens to Ahmad Alaadeen and a jazz combo perform at BB's Lawnside BBQ
Cotton Candy smiles as she sits at a table and listens to Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), an unidentified bass player, and an unidentified (electric guitar) performing 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.
Cotton Candy talks while Ahmad Alaadeen's jazz combo performs at BB's Lawnside BBQ
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), unidentified bass player, and an unidentified (electric guitar) performing at BB's Lawnside BBQ as Cotton Candy (vocals) talks with her table mate in Kansas City, Missouri., November 2004, 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