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Ahmad Alaadeen and Jay McShann at the Spirit Fest
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white fedora, and Jay McShann smile at the photographer during the Spirit Festival at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. Festival tents are visible behind them., July 5, 2003, 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 performing during the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit at the Gem Theater
Profile of Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) and Jay McShann (piano) while performing at the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit Concert at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 15, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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 Jay McShann sit offstage in tuxedos
Ahmad Alaadeen, holding his sax on his lap, and Jay McShann sit offstage wearing tuxedos at the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit Concert at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 15, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Jay McShann smile for the photographer
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white fedora, and Jay McShann sit in a room with wood paneled walls and grin at the photographer the day of the Spirit Festival at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri., July 5, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Jay McShann smile for the photographer
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white fedora, and Jay McShann sit in a room with wood paneled walls and smile at the photographer the day of the Spirit Festival at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri., July 5, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen appreciating Jay McShann's piano talents
Jay McShann from his left side, watching his hands as he plays piano. A microphone is visible at the top of the photograph. A cloth lies across the music rack. Ahmad Alaadeen is blurred by visible standing behind the piano with a cup in his right hand and a saxophone neck strap around his neck., 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen greets Jay McShann
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, looks up over his glasses and stands behind a seated Jay McShann as they shake hands. Jay looks up and to his left smiling at Ahmad as Jay points straight ahead with his left hand. They are at an unidentified venue possibly in the 18th and Vine District in Kansas City, Missouri. Instruments surround the two., August 21, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen holds his saxophones together while backstage with Jay and Marianne McShann
Backstage during the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport, Iowa, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white flat cap, holds a soprano saxophone and a tenor saxophone together as if he is playing them like a guitar as he stands behind Jay McShann, seated, and Marianne McShann standing to Jay's left. Marianne smiles at the photographer., July 3, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 2: 5x3.5
Ahmad Alaadeen on the street
Ahmad Alaadeen and Carmell Jones, wearing a ball cap, with bags hanging from their right shoulders, walk on the street in the 18th and Vine District, possibly an event in conjunction with Robert Altman's film "Kansas City". Jay McShann's face is visible over Ahmad's left shoulder., 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 2: 6x4
Ahmad Alaadeen, Jay McShann, and Eddie Baker during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
An unidentified man speaks to Jay McShann, head down and wearing a white ball cap, while Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white cap, and Eddie Baker look on 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, Joe Wilcox, and Jay McShann relax at the Plaza III
Joe Wilcox, manager of Plaza III, stands behind and between Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a fedora and overcoat, and Jay McShann, wearing a tuxedo, as they sit and have 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.
Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, Eddie Baker, Jay McShann, and Gerald Dunn during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Bobby Watson, wearing a red ball cap backwards, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white cap, Eddie Baker, Jay McShann, wearing a white ball cap, and Gerald Dunn, also wearing a 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
Dr. Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen
Jay McShann, grinning, and Ahmad Alaadeen, smiling, stand side-by side during a reception for McShann's honorary doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, May 1990, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 1: inscribed by McShann and Alaadeen; copy 2: 7x5
Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Jay McShann, wearing a white ball cap, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white 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.
Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen perform for a group of children
From the left side Ahmad Alaadeen, playing a sax, visible standing behind the lifted lid of the baby grand piano that Jay McShann is playing, his back to the photographer. Donivan Bailey (drums), sits between Ahmad and Jay McShann. An unidentified bass player sits tot he left of Jay as they perform for a group of children siting all around then 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.
Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen perform for film
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, stands to play a tenor saxophone and Jay McShann sits and plays a baby grand piano with it's lid open while an unidentified cameraman films them at an unidentified venue possibly in the 18th and Vine District in Kansas City, Missouri. Ahmad is partly obscured by a tripod and Jay's face is obscured by a microphone. There is a group of children sitting behind Jay., August 21, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen shake hands onstage during the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit at the Gem Theater
In profile Jay McShann stands and shakes hands with Ahmad Alaadeen onstage at the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit Concert at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 15, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen share a laugh
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, looks down and smiles as he stands behind a seated Jay McShann. Jay grins to his left. They are at an unidentified venue possibly in the 18th and Vine District in Kansas City, Missouri. Instruments surround the two., August 21, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen walk away down the street
Jay McShann, wearing a ball cap, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, walking away from the photographer, arm in arm, down the street with two women in walking in front of them 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
Jay McShann and Eddie Saunders talk during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Jay McShann, wearing a white ball cap, and Eddie Saunders, wearing a kufi cap, talk 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.
Jay McShann dressed to perform
Jay McShann, from his left, sitting at a table, wearing a tuxedo, and leaning over a piece of paper at an unidentified venue, March 9, 1997, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann greets Ahmad Alaadeen in the 18th and Vine District
Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen shaking hands, flanked by Marianne McShann and Carmell Jones in the 18th and Vine District, 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.
Jay McShann greets a fan
A seated Jay McShann shakes the hand of an unidentified woman at 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.
Jay McShann laughing with Ahmad Alaadeen
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, stands to the left of a seated Jay McShann and laughs. Jay laughs as he points with his right hand toward Ahmad They are at an unidentified venue possibly in the 18th and Vine District in Kansas City, Missouri. Instruments surround the two., August 21, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann waits by the piano
Jay McShann sitting at the piano leaning on his right hand at an unidentified venue in Palm Beach, Florida., April 28, 1997, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Speedy Huggins take a break at The Blue Room
An unidentified man stands in background as another unidentified sits at a table with Jay McShann, in a tuxedo with a drink in his hand, and likely Speedy Huggins, wearing a flat cap. Ahmad Alaadeen stands behind the table also wearing a tuxedo at The Blue Room in Kansas City, Missouri., December 31, 1997, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies

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