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 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 in a straw sombrero
Ahmad Alaadeen seated outside under a tent, wearing a straw sombrero and blowing into a saxophone. Three other band members are visible behind him., No date; likely 1980s, 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 performs at City Light Restaurant and Bar
Ahmad Alaadeen performing (with City Light Orchestra); City Light Restaurant and Bar; Kansas City, Missouri. White and red balloons are hanging from the ceiling. A vase with a single flower sits on the piano just behind Ahmad., No date; likely mid 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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 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, 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, David Basse, and Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson (trumpet) enjoy performing
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), looks straight at the photographer with a surprised face. David Basse (vocal), standing and singing into a microphone looks over his left shoulder at Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson (trumpet) who is grinning at David., No date; likely mid 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Paper copy of a photograph
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 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.
City Light Orchestra performing outside
City Light Orchestra: David Basse (drums), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), unidentified bass player, unidentified (saxophone), unidentified (trumpet); performing at an unidentified outdoor concert., No date; likely mid 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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
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.