"Jazz does not belong to any one race or culture, but is a gift America gave the world" at Paseo Academy
Snapshot showing the last five words of the Ahmad Alaadeen quote: "Jazz does not belong to any one race or culture, but is a gift America gave the world" in the rotunda at Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
"Jazz does not belong to any one race or culture, but is a gift America gave the world" at Paseo Academy
Snapshot showing the first five words of the Ahmad Alaadeen quote: "Jazz does not belong to any one race or culture, but is a gift America gave the world" in the rotunda at Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
"Jazz does not belong to any one race or culture, but is a gift America gave the world" at Paseo Academy
Snapshot showing the last four words of the Ahmad Alaadeen quote: "Jazz does not belong to any one race or culture, but is a gift America gave the world" while two unidentified maintenance staff and a student appear in the shot in the rotunda at Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ben Kynard visits The Blue Room
Ben Kynard likely at the Blue Room in Kansas City, Missouri., February 9, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bobby Watson at the dedication of the Charlie Parker Memorial ("Bird Lives")
Bobby Watson, wearing a fedora, at the Charlie Parker Memorial dedication ("Bird Lives"), 17th Terrace and The Paseo during the Charlie Parker Symposium at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri., March 27, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clark Hurt, Ahmad Alaadeen's' father
Clark Hurt, Ahmad Alaadeen's father of American Indian descent, wearing a suit, sits on a couch in front of a end table with a table lamp on it. A door with a sheer curtain is to his right., April 1969, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Eva Alaadeen, Ahmad Alaadeen's mother
Eva Oldham, Ahmad Alaadeen's mother, in a photograph made of an earlier photograph with damage., No date; possibly between 1960 and 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Fanny Dunfee and Frank White, Jr.
Victoria "Fanny" Dunfee and inductee Frank White, Jr. (retired Kansas City Royals baseball player) during the Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Hall of Fame Gala held at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., October 23, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Harold O'Neal performs at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Harold O'Neal looks down at the keys of a white baby grand piano while performing during the Tradin' 4s Series: On the Cusp at Mutual Musicians Foundation in the 18th and Vine district, Kansas City, Missouri. He sits in front of a wall of 8 x 10 black and white headshot photographs. A double bass is visible in the foreground., May 12, 1999, 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
Mel Wanzo, Yoko Takemura and Fanny Dunfee have big smiles
Mel Wanzo, Yoko Takemura, and Victoria "Fanny" Dunfee have big grins while seated at The Blue Room in Kansas City, Missouri., September 2002, 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.
Seth Lee playing bass
Seth Lee stands with his back to the photographer as he plays a stand up bass and looks to his right towards an unidentified keyboard player while performing on an outdoor pavilion behind the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Take a look at the chart of Big Six
A photograph of an instrument chart for "Big Six" from over the back shoulder of an unidentified student drummer probably during a rehearsal for a jazz concert featuring Olathe North High, Oregon Trail Junior High, and Santa Fe Trail Junior High jazz bands, Olathe, Kansas., February 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tom Alexios, David Basse, and Kathy Basse enjoy an event
Tom Alexios (seated, far right), David and Cathy Basse (standing, middle, in background) and others at an unidentified event., April 15, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tootie Heath, Percy Heath, and Tony Purrone backstage at the Gem Theater
An unidentified man sits with Albert "Tootie" Heath, and Tony Purrone, while Percy Heath and an unidentified woman stand backstage at the Gem Theater during "The Heath Brothers: Jammin' at the Gem" concert series in Kansas City, Missouri., April 17, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
photographs of photographers during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Blanche and Claude "Fiddler" Williams (and others) during the "21-Sax Salute" at Charlie Parker's gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.