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"We Haz Jazz" at Briarwood Elementary School with Ahmad Alaadeen
Ahmad Alaadeen plays a soprano saxophone and stands in the middle a group of third-graders and their teacher holding instruments during their stage play "We Haz Jazz!" at Briarwood Elementary School in Olathe, Kansas., February 9, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's graveside
Luqman Hamza, Emanuel Cleaver, Robert Rashad, wearing a flat cap, Eddie Saunders, wearing a bucket hat, Horace Washington, an unidentified woman, Ahmad Alaadeen, an unidentified man, and Linda McShann, and an unidentified man during the "21-Sax Salute" at Charlie Parker's gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri., 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's graveside
Luqman Hamza (mostly out of frame), Emanuel Cleaver (mostly out of frame), Robert Rashad, wearing a flat cap, Eddie Saunders, wearing a bucket hat, Horace Washington, Ahmad Alaadeen, and unidentified man, Linda McShann, and an unidentified womanb stand outside during the "21-Sax Salute" at Charlie Parker's gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri., 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's graveside
Eddie Saunders, wearing a bucket hat, Horace Washington, Gerald Dunn, and Ahmad Alaadeen during the "21-Sax Salute" at Charlie Parker's gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri., 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen among a group of UMKC Jazz Studies students
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat and holding a tenor saxophone, (third from right), stands with UMKC jazz studies teacher Michael Parkinson (far right) and a group of music students, including Dennis Winslett (far left) and Danny Campbell (second from right) who has his arm around Ahmad's shoulder. All are smiling at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 1995-2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Baba Oje get acquainted
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, and Baba Oje (of hip-hop group Arrested Development fame) stand arm in arm during the night of a concert at Banquets Beyond the Bay in Sikeston, Missouri., February 8, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen and Ben Kynard with a couple of younger sax players during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
An unidentified young saxophonist, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearinga ball cap, Ben Kynard, and another unidentified young saxophonist, both wearing fedoras, play saxophones during the "21-Sax Salute" at Charlie Parker's gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri., 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Bobby Watson during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white cap, and Bobby Watson, wearing a red ball cap, during the "21-Sax Salute" at Charlie Parker's gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri., August 29, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen and Charles Menghini at Olathe North High School
Olathe North band director Charlie Menghini and Ahmad Alaadeen shaking hands onstage at the Olathe Jazz Gala featuring the Olathe North High and Oregon Trail Junior High jazz bands at Olathe North High School Auditorium in Olathe, Kansas., February 27, 1993, 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 and Donivan Bailey give a fan a copy of the new CD
An unidentified man stands between Ahmad Alaadeen and Donivan Bailey, holding an inscribed copy of CD which states, "To Big Jim from the Dean of Swing, Ahmed Alaadeen," during the arrival of CD copies of Alaadeen's album "Blues For R.C. And Josephine, Too" at the Mint Recording Studio in Kansas City, Missouri., 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Ed Colson teach students at Oregon Trail Junior High School
Ahmad Alaadeen plays a tenor saxophone while band director, Ed Colson, sits on a stool while working with a group of students seated in a classroom during a jazz clinic at Oregon Trail Junior High School in Olathe, Kansas., February 12, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Eddie Saunders during the Charlie Parker Symposium
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a fedora, stands next to Eddie Saunders, who is wearing a kufi cap and playing an alto saxophone, on the street during a procession to 17th Terrace and The Paseo for the dedication of the Charlie Parker Memorial ("Bird Lives") 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.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Jay McShann confer with younger gentlemen
Jay McShann is seated at the piano but turned to his left and smiling as he confers with a young man who is facing away from the photographer. Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, stands behind Jay and leans his head toward a young man standing to Ahmad's left and holding a cassette tape and video tapes at an unidentified venue possibly in the 18th and Vine District in Kansas City, Missouri., August 21, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen and Jay McShann relaxing at the Plaza III
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a fedora and an overcoat, and Jay McShann, wearing a tuxedo, relaxing and sharing a beverage at The Club at Plaza III in Kansas City, Missouri., April 26, 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Jerry Hoover are happy to see each other
Band director Jerry Hoover puts his right arm around the shoulders of Ahmad Alaadeen at Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU) night of the Jazz Benefit Concert featuring the Olathe North High, Oregon Trail Junior High, and Southwest Missouri State University jazz bands at Olathe North High School Auditorium in Olathe, Kansas. Both are smiling at the photographer. Sepia-toned photograph., May 8, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Michael Parkinson gather the UMKC Jazz Studies students for a group photograph
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat and holding a tenor saxophone (second from right) and UMKC jazz studies teacher Michael Parkinson (far right) stand among a group of music students who are gathering for the photograph, including Dennis Winslett (far left) at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 1995-2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Reggie Thomas at an outdoor concert
Possibly Tim Davis (drummer), Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, another unidentified man with a towel around his shoulders, and Reggie Thomas stand offstage at an unidentified outdoor concert., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner packing up at the Plaza III
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a fedora and an overcoat, and Sonny Kenner, wearing a tuxedo, have their coats on and are packing up at The Club at Plaza III in Kansas City, Missouri. Joe Wilcox stands in the background., April 26, 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Susan Krause enjoy food in Skopje
Ahmad Alaadeen stands and converses with Susan Krause (American Center Director/U.S. Consul in Macedonia), who is standing and eating a meal as she talks in the banquet room in the Grand Hotel Skopje in Skopje, Macedonia., July 13, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Tony Brown
Ahmad Alaadeen and Tony Brown (host of "Tony Brown's Journal" on PBS) stand together among the crowd during a reception at the American Jazz Museum before the "Truman and Civil Rights" panel at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., July 24, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Will Matthews perform for music students at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) and Will Matthews (guitar) performing at a jazz clinic in Brandt Music Hall at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri., January 18, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Will Matthews talk during a performance in Skopje
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) talks to Will Matthews (guitar) on stage at the Hard Rock Club in Skopje, Macedonia. Tyrone Clark's bass, mostly obscured, and an unidentified camera operator are in the foreground., July 13, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and a fellow saxophonist warm up for the Kansas City Middle School of the Arts concert
Ahmad Alaadeen and an unidentified sax player warming up with their saxes behind the band before the Kansas City Middle School of the Arts jazz band concert in the cafeteria of the adjacent high school (Paseo Academy)., April 20, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and a jazz band teacher play with the Kansas City Middle School of the Arts jazz band
An unidentified jazz band director and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) rehearsing at the Kansas City Middle School of the Arts jazz band., No date; likely spring 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and a jazz band teacher play with the Kansas City Middle School of the Arts jazz band
An unidentified band director is standing at the door while Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) sits and rehearses with a group of students from the Kansas City Middle School of the Arts jazz band., No date; likely spring 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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