Ahmad Alaadeen joins the local jazz combo on stage
An unidentified alto saxophone player, piano player, Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), and an unidentified bass player performing onstage during a jazz clinic at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen listens to a student
An unidentified student in a red, white, and blue tie-dyed t-shirt, holds out his saxophone strap while he talks to Ahmad Alaadeen who is smiling, cocking his head to his right while wearing a kufi cap, and listening intently. Chris Clarke, sitting at a keyboard, can be seen in the background at an unidentified school venue. A crowd is visible in the foreground. There are class photographs lining the wood-paneled walls., No date; likely between 2001-2010, 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.
Billy Taylor and Ahmad Alaadeen
Billy Taylor, writing on a paper, and Ahmad Alaadeen watching him write, stand by a brick wall at an unidentified venue and event. An unidentified man stands mostly obscured in the foreground of the photograph., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Chris Clarke and Ahmad Alaadeen perform at New Pointe Grill
Chris Clarke (piano, in background) and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) performing at New Point Grille in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; possibly August 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
Don Miller, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, Mike Warren, Ray Stewart, and Ahmad Alaadeen
Engineer Don Miller, and musicians Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, Mike Warren, Ray Stewart, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, stand as a group and smile at the photographer during a recording session for "New Africa Suite" at Airborne Audio Studio in Overland Park, Kansas., 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Don Miller, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, Mike Warren, Ray Stewart, and Ahmad Alaadeen
Engineer Don Miller, and musicians Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, making bunny ears over Mike Warren's head, Ray Stewart, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, stand as a group and smile at the photographer during a recording session for "New Africa Suite" at Airborne Audio Studio in Overland Park, Kansas., 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Helen Sung and Ahmad Alaadeen during the T.S. Monk concert series
Helen Sung and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, stand backstage for a photograph at the Gem Theater during the "T.S. Monk: Jammin' at the Gem" concert series in Kansas City, Missouri., January 17, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Helen Sung, a fan, and Ahmad Alaadeen during the T.S. Monk concert series
Helen Sung, an unidentified man wearing overalls, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, stand backstage at the Gem Theater during the "T.S. Monk: Jammin' at the Gem" concert series in Kansas City, Missouri., January 17, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Joe Cartwright, Ahmad Alaadeen, Gerald Spaits, and Raymond DeMarchi perform at Skyy's
Joe Cartwright (piano), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), Gerald Spaits (bass), and Raymond DeMarchi (drums) performing at night an unidentified venue with large windows that overlook the city., October 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Joe Cartwright, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Gerald Spaits perform
Joe Cartwright (piano), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a ball cap that says "International Jazz Festival," and Gerald Spaits (bass, mostly obscured), performing at "Books, Ballads and Bebop!", during a benefit for Marillac Center's Therapeutic Day School at the Piano Room in Kansas City, Missouri. Bowls of trail mix and a suggestion jar sit on the bar around the piano and to the left of Ahmad and Gerald., September 28, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Mike Warren, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen
Mike Warren, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, stand with their arms around each others' shoulders and look directly at the photographer during a recording session for "New Africa Suite" at Airborne Audio Studio in Overland Park, Kansas., 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Mike Warren, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen cross their arms
Mike Warren, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, stand and cross their arms across their chests and attempt to look serious during a recording session for "New Africa Suite" at Airborne Audio Studio in Overland Park, Kansas., 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Mike Warren, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen ham it up
Mike Warren, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, stand and make humorous gestures during a recording session for "New Africa Suite" at Airborne Audio Studio in Overland Park, Kansas., 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Reggie Thomas, Danny Campbell and Ahmad Alaadeen onstage
Reggie Thomas's back is to the photographer as wears a ball cap and plays the piano while looking at Ahmad Alaadeen. Ahmad, wearing a kufi cap, lifts his right foot as he stands and plays a tenor saxophone. Danny Campbell (trumpet), wearing a ball cap, stands behind Ahmad during a performance or rehearsal at an unidentified venue. Another man is visible between the curtains backstage., No date; likely 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Reggie Thomas, Gary Sykes, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Danny Campbell
An unidentified man stands with Reggie Thomas, Gary Sykes, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Danny Campbell, holding a trumpet, stand by draped tables at an unidentified venue and event., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Yoko Takemura and Ahmad Alaadeen stand arm-in-arm after an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza
Yoko Takemura and Ahmad Alaadeen stand arm-in-arm smiling at the photographer as Chris Clarke and Tyrone Clark pack up instruments in the background after an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri., September 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.