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Ahmad Alaadeen and Angela Hagenbach share a smile behind the stands
Angela Hagenbach sits on the back of Ahmad Alaadeen's chair and lays her hands on his shoulders as they both smile at the photographer offstage at an unidentified outdoor festival behind a set of stands. A soprano saxophone lies across Ahmad's lap., No date; likely 2000s, 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 imitates Cotton Candy at BB's Lawnside BBQ
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) imitates Cotton Candy's stance as an unidentified acoustic guitarist and bass player perform at BB's Lawnside BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri. An unidentified electric guitarist sits behind Cotton Candy and listens., November 2004, 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 with the Basse's
Ahmad Alaadeen stands with David and Cathy Basse and their daughter in a room with bookshelves., March 5, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, Cotton Candy and a bass player share in a conversation at BB's Lawnside BBQ
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) and Cotton Candy (vocals) sit and talk with an unidentified bass player 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, 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
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, Oleta Adams, and Manhattan Transfer perform at the Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat and a tuxedo while he plays a tenor saxophone during a performance with Oleta Adams and Manhattan Transfer 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., 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, Pearl Thuston, Luqman Hamza, Myra Taylor, Clark Terry, and others at the Gem Theater
Group shot of Ahmad Alaadeen (third from right), Pearl Thuston (second from right), Luqman Hamza (far right), Myra Taylor (seated, left), Clark Terry (seated, right), and others during part of the weekend festivities for the "Duke Ellington Tribute: Jammin' at the Gem" concert series at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 2, 2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, Pearl Thuston, Luqman Hamza, Myra Taylor, and others at the Gem Theater
Group shot of Ahmad Alaadeen (third from right), Pearl Thuston (second from right), Luqman Hamza (far right), Myra Taylor (seated) and others during part of the weekend festivities for the "Duke Ellington Tribute: Jammin' at the Gem" concert series at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 2, 2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen, Robert Watson, Sr., and Marilyn Maye enjoy a conversation
Ahmad Alaadeen and Robert Watson, Sr., smile as they talk with Marilyn Maye while seated at the Coda Jazz Fund Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 20, 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Chris Clarke, Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, and David Basse performing at Generations of Jazz
Chris Clarke (piano), wearing a kufi cap, Bobby Watson (alto saxophone), wearing a black fedora, Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), wearing a kufi hat, and David Basse (vocals) performing at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station at Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Chris Clarke, Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, and David Basse performing at Generations of Jazz
Chris Clarke (piano), wearing a kufi cap, Bobby Watson (alto saxophone), wearing a black fedora, Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), wearing a kufi hat, David Basse (vocals), and Sam Johnson, Jr. (drums) performing at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station at Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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
Cotton Candy smiles as she listens to Ahmad Alaadeen and a jazz combo perform at BB's Lawnside BBQ
Cotton Candy smiles as she sits at a table and listens to Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), an unidentified bass player, and an 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.
Cotton Candy talks while Ahmad Alaadeen's jazz combo performs at BB's Lawnside BBQ
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), unidentified bass player, and an unidentified (electric guitar) performing at BB's Lawnside BBQ as Cotton Candy (vocals) talks with her table mate in Kansas City, Missouri., November 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Duck Warner, Chuck Haddix, and Ahmad Alaadeen
(Left group) Lester "Duck" Warner talking with two unidentified people and (right group) Chuck Haddix and Ahmad Alaadeen talking in the street outside Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Frank Smith and Ahmad Alaadeen
Frank Smith puts his left arm around Ahmad Alaadeen's shoulder during the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Awards reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The crowd is visible behind them., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, George Benson, and George Duke backstage at the Gem Theater
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, George Benson, and George Duke, wearing tuxedos, stand arm in arm and smile at the photographer backstage at the Gem Theater 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.
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, George Benson, and George Duke backstage at the Gem Theater
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, George Benson, and George Duke, wearing tuxedos, stand arm in arm and smile at the photographer backstage at the Gem Theater 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.
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, George Benson, and George Duke backstage at the Gem Theater
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, George Benson, and George Duke, wearing tuxedos, stand arm in arm and smile at the photographer backstage at the Gem Theater 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.
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
Leon Brady, Ahmad Alaadeen, Robert Watson, Sr., and Marilyn Maye during the Coda Jazz Fund Lifetime Achievements Awards event
Leon Brady, Ahmad Alaadeen, Robert Watson, Sr., and Marilyn Maye (mostly obscured) seated during Coda Jazz Fund Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 20, 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Luqman Hamza, Karrin Allyson, Eddie Saunders, Tommy Ruskin, and Ahmad Alaadeen performing at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Luqman Hamza (piano), Karrin Allyson (vocals), Eddie Saunders (bass), and Tommy Ruskin (drums) all smile at the photographer as Ahmad Alaadeen plays a tenor saxophone with his eyes closed while performing at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., June 9, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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