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 and LaVerne Barker rehearse at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) and LaVerne Barker (bass), wearing a ball cap, rehearsing at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Ricky Anderson perform at a church
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) turns to look at the photographer as a seated Ricky Anderson (bass) looks at Ahmad while performing at an unidentified church and event., No date; likely 1990s, 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 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 laughs with Tim Perryman
Tim Perryman (trombone, back to camera), causes Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) to laugh, as Everette Freeman (piano) and Ricky Anderson (bass) perform at an unidentified church and event., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing at a jazz festival in Topeka
Tyrone Clark (bass) and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone); performing at the Topeka Performing Arts Center during the Topeka Jazz Festival., May 28, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with a jazz combo outdoors on the Country Club Plaza
A guitar neck is visible as well as a drum set behind Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), wearing a fedora, Tyrone Clark (bass), and an unidentified keyboard player performing at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with a jazz combo outdoors on the Country Club Plaza
An unidentified drummer, Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) wearing a fedora, and Tyrone Clark (bass) perform at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with a quartet outdoors on the Country Club Plaza
An unidentified drummer, Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, Tyrone Clark (bass), and an unidentified pianist perform at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with a quartet outdoors on the Country Club Plaza
An unidentified drummer, Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, Tyrone Clark (bass), and an unidentified pianist perform at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with a quartet outdoors on the Country Club Plaza
An unidentified drummer, Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, Tyrone Clark (bass), and an unidentified pianist perform at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The crowd of music fans is visible behind the jazz combo., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with a quartet outdoors on the Country Club Plaza
An unidentified drummer, Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, Tyrone Clark (bass), and an unidentified pianist perform at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The crowd of music fans is visible behind the jazz combo., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with a quartet outdoors on the Country Club Plaza
An unidentified drummer, Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, Tyrone Clark (bass), and an unidentified pianist perform at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, Carmell Jones, and LaVerne Barker performing as part of the City Light Orchestra
Ahmad Alaadeen performing with Carmell Jones (trumpet) and LaVerne Barker (bass) of the City Light Orchestra at the City Light Restaurant and Bar; Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely mid 1980s, 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.
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 performing at City Light Restaurant and Bar
Carmell Jones (trumpet, LaVerne Barker (bass), and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), stand on stage at City Light Restaurant and Bar, Kansas City, MO and perform as part of the City Light Orchestra which also includes Tim Whitmer (piano) and David Basse (drums). The audience is visible seated in the foreground., No date; likely mid 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
Hamza Luqman and LaVerne Barker rehearse at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Luqman Hamza (piano) and LaVerne Barker (bass), wearing a ball cap, rehearsing at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Ahmad Alaadeen's soprano saxophone can be seen on the left of photograph (mostly obscured)., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Hamza Luqman, LaVerne Barker, and Ahmad Alaadeen rehearse at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Luqman Hamza (piano), LaVerne Barker (bass), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), and an unidentified drummer rehearsing at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Luqman Hamza, Karrin Allyson, Eddie Saunders, Tommy Ruskin, and Ahmad Alaadeen performing at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Luqman Hamza (piano), Karrin Allyson (vocals), Eddie Saunders (bass), and Tommy Ruskin (drums) all smile at the photographer as Ahmad Alaadeen plays a tenor saxophone with his eyes closed while performing at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., June 9, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.