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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 George Benson backstage at the Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, and George Benson, both in tuxedos, hanging out backstage at the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
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 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 jazz combo at BBs Lawnside BBQ
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), sits listening in the center of an unidentified acoustic guitarist and electric bass player while 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 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 performing with a jazz combo
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), a guitarist and a flugelhorn player, all wearing kufi hats, look out from the stage as the guitarist and the drummer play while performing with an unidentified event., September 1, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing with a jazz combo
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a kufi hat, performing with an unidentified jazz combo., September 1, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with a jazz combo at BBs Lawnside BBQ
An unidentified woman sits at a table with Cotton Candy, wearing a red sequined hat and multi-colored sequined blouse as she claps her hands. An unidentified acoustic guitarist, Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), and an unidentified electric bass player are sitting and standing behind the table 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 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 performs with a jazz combo outdoors on the Country Club Plaza
Everette Freeman (piano), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), and Will Matthews (guitar) perform at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri., 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with students
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, performing with a band, possibly Eddie Baker's Charlie Parker Academy band, at an outdoor concert in front of a mobile stage., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with the Count Basie Orchestra
Ahmad Alaadeen (first row, second from right) rehearses with the Count Basie Orchestra before the Cancer Institute of Kansas City dinner event. The guest tables sit empty to the right of the band., May 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen performs with the Count Basie Orchestra
Ahmad Alaadeen (first row, second from right) performing with the Count Basie Orchestra during the Cancer Institute of Kansas City dinner event. The guests are visible seated at their tables to the right of the band., May 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen sings during a performance outdoors on the Country Club Plaza
Ahmad Alaadeen standing and singing into a microphone during an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Wil Matthews arm is visible behind and to the left of Ahmad., 1991, 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, Fiddler Williams, and George Benson visiting Mutual Musicians Foundation
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, George Benson stand in front of a wall of photographs of members and performers at Mutual Musicians Foundation Building, probably after the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" event at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Sticker with typed note on back: "Hope this is a reminder of some happy memories. Best regards, Dick Berkley [also includes date and first name written in blue ink]"
Ahmad Alaadeen, George Benson, and Bobby Watson backstage at the Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, his back to the photographer, speaks with George Benson as Bobby Watson, wearing a derby hat, stands in a doorway while hanging out backstage during the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, George Duke, Harry Belafonte, George Benson backstage at the Gem Theater
George Duke with his arm around the shoulder of Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, Harry Belafonte, and George Benson (mostly out of frame), hanging out backstage at the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen, George Duke, Harry Belafonte, George Benson backstage at the Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen, with his back to the photographer, George Duke, laughing, Harry Belafonte, looking through his wallet, and George Benson standing off to the right side, are all hanging out backstage wearing tuxedos at the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district of Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.

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