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"Jazz does not belong to any one race or culture, but is a gift America gave the world" at Paseo Academy
Snapshot showing the last five words of the Ahmad Alaadeen quote: "Jazz does not belong to any one race or culture, but is a gift America gave the world" in the rotunda at Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
"Jazz does not belong to any one race or culture, but is a gift America gave the world" at Paseo Academy
Snapshot showing the first five words of the Ahmad Alaadeen quote: "Jazz does not belong to any one race or culture, but is a gift America gave the world" in the rotunda at Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
"Jazz does not belong to any one race or culture, but is a gift America gave the world" at Paseo Academy
Snapshot showing the last four words of the Ahmad Alaadeen quote: "Jazz does not belong to any one race or culture, but is a gift America gave the world" while two unidentified maintenance staff and a student appear in the shot in the rotunda at Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen rehearsing in the Richard Smith Orchestra
Richard Smith Orchestra [Ahmad Alaadeen (Richard White), seated second from right] rehearsing for an Easter concert to be held at Municipal Auditorium; R.T. Coles High School; Kansas City, MO, Likely March or April 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 2: 6x4 crop
Clark Hurt, Ahmad Alaadeen's' father
Clark Hurt, Ahmad Alaadeen's father of American Indian descent, wearing a suit, sits on a couch in front of a end table with a table lamp on it. A door with a sheer curtain is to his right., April 1969, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Closeup of Tyrone Clark and Sonny Kenner performing
A closeup photograph of Tyrone Clark (bass) and Sonny Kenner (guitar), wearing a pith helmet, during a performance at an unidentified concert., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Eva Alaadeen, Ahmad Alaadeen's mother
Eva Oldham, Ahmad Alaadeen's mother, in a photograph made of an earlier photograph with damage., No date; possibly between 1960 and 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Fanny Dunfee and Frank White, Jr.
Victoria "Fanny" Dunfee and inductee Frank White, Jr. (retired Kansas City Royals baseball player) during the Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Hall of Fame Gala held at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., October 23, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Gary Sykes, Reggie Thomas, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Steve Kirby take a break for a photograph
Gary Sykes, Reggie Thomas, Ahmad Alaadeen, Steve Kirby stand for a photograph during a four-night residence with the Steve Kirby Trio at Just Jazz in the Hotel Majestic in St. Louis, Missouri., March 24-27, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Harold O'Neal performs at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Harold O'Neal looks down at the keys of a white baby grand piano while performing during the Tradin' 4s Series: On the Cusp at Mutual Musicians Foundation in the 18th and Vine district, Kansas City, Missouri. He sits in front of a wall of 8 x 10 black and white headshot photographs. A double bass is visible in the foreground., May 12, 1999, 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 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 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.
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
Mel Wanzo, Yoko Takemura and Fanny Dunfee have big smiles
Mel Wanzo, Yoko Takemura, and Victoria "Fanny" Dunfee have big grins while seated at The Blue Room in Kansas City, Missouri., September 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Nation of Islam event in Chicago, Illinois
Members of the Nation of Islam gathered on the steps outside an unidentified mosque building in Chicago, Illinois., August 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Panel at the Charlie Parker Symposium
Panel discussion with Jay McShann, Billy Taylor, Al Grey and others during the Charlie Parker Symposium at the American Jazz Museum in the 18th and Vine District in Kansas City, Missouri., March 25, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Seth Lee playing bass
Seth Lee stands with his back to the photographer as he plays a stand up bass and looks to his right towards an unidentified keyboard player while performing on an outdoor pavilion behind the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., 2006, 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 smiles
Sonny Kenner, from his left, grins 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.
Take a look at the chart of Big Six
A photograph of an instrument chart for "Big Six" from over the back shoulder of an unidentified student drummer probably during a rehearsal for a jazz concert featuring Olathe North High, Oregon Trail Junior High, and Santa Fe Trail Junior High jazz bands, Olathe, Kansas., February 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tom Alexios, David Basse, and Kathy Basse enjoy an event
Tom Alexios (seated, far right), David and Cathy Basse (standing, middle, in background) and others at an unidentified event., April 15, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tootie Heath, Percy Heath, and Tony Purrone backstage at the Gem Theater
An unidentified man sits with Albert "Tootie" Heath, and Tony Purrone, while Percy Heath and an unidentified woman stand backstage at the Gem Theater during "The Heath Brothers: Jammin' at the Gem" concert series in Kansas City, Missouri., April 17, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tyrone Clark and Sonny Kenner perform
Tyrone Clark (bass) and Sonny Kenner (guitar), wearing a pith helmet, during a performance at an unidentified concert., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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