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Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner enjoying the panel discussion
Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner sit at a table and smile during a panel discussion during the Tradin' 4s Series: On the Cusp at Mutual Musicians Foundation in the 18th and Vine district, Kansas City, Missouri., May 12, 1999, 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 Sonny Kenner share a giggle
Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner, wearing very nice double-breasted suits, share a giggle backstage at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen greeting his friend
Standing outside a building among parked cars, possibly Sonny Kenner, from his right side, motions toward Ahmad Alaadeen. Ahmad is laughing and extending his left hand toward Sonny. Franz Bruce stands behind Sonny laughing at what Sonny is saying. There is an unidentified man wearing a ball cap, leaning on a car, holding a cigarette and looking away from the group behind and to the left of Franz Bruce. 18th and Vine, possibly an event in conjunction with Robert Altman's film "Kansas City.", 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen listens to others perform
Close-up of Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, (with Sonny Kenner, bottom left) with his eyes closed as he listens while performing at the Mutual Musicians Foundation's 90th Birthday Jam in Kansas City, Missouri., August 27, 1994, 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
Sonny Kenner (guitar), Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, an unidentified drummer, and Tyrone Clark (bass) performing at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. One fan is visible leaning on a store front behind the band., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen takes a solo while performing with Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra
Ahmad Alaadeen stands while performing with Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra. Sonny Kenner is visible in the foreground of the photograph. The band is visible behind Ahmad., No date; likely 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, Al Pearson, Sonny Kenner, and Terry Hughes perform at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
Ahmad Alaadeen, holding a tenor saxophone and wearing a white flat cap, looks to his left at Al Pearson. Al looks back at Ahmad as he holds a trumpet. Sonny Kenner, standing to the left of both Ahmad and Al is playing an electric guitar as Terry Hughes, sitting behind all of them, is playing the drums, during a performance at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport, Iowa., July 3, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, Chuck Haddix, and Sonny Kenner greet each other during the Kansas City Jazz and Blues Festival
Chuck Haddix, wearing a white fedora and a "Fish Fry" t-shirt, puts his arms around the shoulders of Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner during the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival. RV's are visible in the background., July 29-31, 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen, Luqman Hamza, and Sonny Kenner receive the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Award
Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner holding their Kansas City Jazz Heritage award plaques from the Mayor Emanuel Cleaver II at the Jazz Heritage Awards reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Alaadeen and the Deans of Swing perform indoors
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), and the Deans of Swing, likely Everette Freeman (piano), Tyrone Clark (bass), Sonny Kenner (guitar), and likely Don Mumford (drums) perform at the Kansas City Art Institute., No date; possibly 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
All of the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Award recipients seated at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri
(Front row) Arch Martin, Luqman Hamza, an unidentified woman, and Frank Smith, (back row) Dick Wright, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, Eddie Saunders, and an unidentified man during the Jazz Heritage Awards reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Frank Smith, Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, and Russ Long during a panel discussion
Frank Smith, Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, and Russ Long stand behind a table and look at the photographer during a panel discussion during the Tradin' 4s Series: On the Cusp at Mutual Musicians Foundation in the 18th and Vine district, Kansas City, Missouri. Hamza and Sonny are the only two smiling., May 12, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Frank Smith, Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, and Russ Long during a panel discussion
Frank Smith, Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, and Russ Long stand behind a table and look at the photographer during a panel discussion during the Tradin' 4s Series: On the Cusp at Mutual Musicians Foundation in the 18th and Vine district, Kansas City, Missouri. Hamza and Sonny are the only two smiling., May 12, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Sonny Kenner receive the Jazz Heritage Award
Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner holding their Kansas City Jazz Heritage award plaques from the Mayor Emanuel Cleaver II at the Jazz Heritage Awards reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Sonny Kenner receive the Jazz Heritage Award
Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner holding their Kansas City Jazz Heritage award plaques from the Mayor Emanuel Cleaver II at the Jazz Heritage Awards reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Saxophonists play as a crowd watches at Charlie Parker's gravesite during the 21-sax salute
Unidentified (with news camera), unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Sonny Kenner, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white ball cap, Blanche Williams (mostly obscured), Eddie Baker (mostly obscured), unidentified, John Henry Hoard, unidentified 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.
Saxophonists play at Charlie Parker's gravesite during the 21-sax salute
An unidentified saxophonist, Sonny Kenner, unidentified saxophonist wearing an orange shirt, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white ball cap, unidentified saxophonist, John Henry Hoard, unidentified saxophonist, unidentified saxophonist (mostly obscured), and unidentified saxophonist (back to camera) 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.
Shahid (Ahmad Alaadeen, Tayammum Falah, Luqman Hamza, and Sonny Kenner)
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, Tayammum Falah, Luqman Hamza, wearing a kufi cap, and Sonny Kenner stand outside and smile at the photographer. Ahmad holds a soprano saxophone and Sonny Kenny, laughing, holds an electric guitar., No date; likely early 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., The original members of The Shahid, a Nation of Islam music group first formed in the 1960s
Shahid (Sonny Kenner, Ahmad Alaadeen, Tayammum Falah, and Fiddler Williams)
The original members of The Shahid, a Nation of Islam music group first formed in the 1960s (Sonny Kenner, Ahmad Alaadeen, Tayammum Falah, and Claude "Fiddler" Williams) stand, wearing tuxedos, all looking at the photographer, with an unidentified woman in the middle., No date; likely early 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., The original members of The Shahid, a Nation of Islam music group first formed in the 1960s (Sonny Kenner, Ahmad Alaadeen, Tayammum Falah, and Claude "Fiddler" Williams) stand, wearing tuxedos, all looking at the photographer, with an unidentified woman in the middle.
Shahid in a banquet room
Sonny Kenner, Tayammum Falah, Luqman Hamza, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, stand in a banquet room and smile at the photographer. Luqman wears a slouch cap and Ahmad wears a kufi cap., No date; likely early 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., The original members of The Shahid, a Nation of Islam music group first formed in the 1960s
Sonny Kenner and Ahmad Alaadeen perform at Mutual Musicians Foundation's 90th birthday celebration
Sonny Kenner (guitar) and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) performing at the Mutual Musicians Foundation's 90th Birthday Jam in Kansas City, Missouri. The audience is visible in the foreground of the photograph., August 27, 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Sonny Kenner and Don Mumford perform at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Possibly Don Mumford (drums) closes his eyes and purses his lips and Sonny Kenner (guitar) from his left while performing during the Tradin' 4s Series: On the Cusp at Mutual Musicians Foundation in the 18th and Vine district, Kansas City, Missouri., May 12, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Sonny Kenner and Mike Warren perform at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Mike Warren (drums) looks to his right and Sonny Kenner (guitar) looks to his left while performing during the Tradin' 4s Series: On the Cusp at Mutual Musicians Foundation in the 18th and Vine district, Kansas City, Missouri., May 12, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Sonny Kenner and Mike Warren perform at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Sonny Kenner (guitar), from his left, closes his eyes and Mike Warren (drums) turns his head to his right as they perform during the Tradin' 4s Series: On the Cusp at Mutual Musicians Foundation in the 18th and Vine district, Kansas City, Missouri., May 12, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Sonny Kenner and Mike Warren perform at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Mike Warren (drums) lowers his head over his drums and Sonny Kenner (guitar) grimaces as they are performing during the Tradin' 4s Series: On the Cusp at Mutual Musicians Foundation in the 18th and Vine district, Kansas City, Missouri., May 12, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Sonny Kenner performs on the Country Club Plaza
Sonny Kenner (guitar), wearing a pith helmet, closes his eyes as he plays with an unidentified drummer during a performance at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. A towel hangs from Sonny's wire music stand. Many wires and amplification equipment is visible in the photograph., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Sonny Kenner sings into a microphone as he performs with a jazz combo on the Country Club Plaza
Sonny Kenner (guitar, vocals), wearing a pith helmet and bending his knees as he sings into a microphone, performs with an unidentified drummer, Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, and Tyrone Clark (bass, mostly obscured), during 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.

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