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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.
"We Haz Jazz" at Briarwood Elementary School with Ahmad Alaadeen
Ahmad Alaadeen plays a soprano saxophone and stands in the middle a group of third-graders and their teacher holding instruments during their stage play "We Haz Jazz!" at Briarwood Elementary School in Olathe, Kansas., February 9, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a fedora, stands with his left side to a wall and smiles at the photographer as he holds a saxophone sideways down by his right leg,, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a fedora, stands with his left side to a wall as he holds a saxophone sideways down by his right leg,, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen accepting the 2000 Governor's Humanities Award
Ahmad Alaadeen receiving a framed proclamation award from an unidentified woman. This was a combined event for the Tradin' 4s (Series Four): Celebration of Alaadeen's 2000 Governor's Humanities Award at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., November 7, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen accepting the 2000 Governor's Humanities Award
Ahmad Alaadeen smiles as he holds a microphone and award certificate in hands, standing in front of a table of panelists. This was a combined event for the Tradin' 4s (Series Four): Celebration of Alaadeen's 2000 Governor's Humanities Award at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., November 7, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen among a group of UMKC Jazz Studies students
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat and holding a tenor saxophone, (third from right), stands with UMKC jazz studies teacher Michael Parkinson (far right) and a group of music students, including Dennis Winslett (far left) and Danny Campbell (second from right) who has his arm around Ahmad's shoulder. All are smiling at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 1995-2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Al Pearson perform at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white flat cap, blows into a tenor saxophone while Al Pearson, standing to Ahmad's left, adjusts his trumpet slide during a performance at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport, Iowa. (Date on photo generated by camera states, '92 1 1 -- possibly the internal date in the camera was not set correctly.), July 3, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Arthur Blythe give the photographer a smile
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a tuxedo and a kufi cap, and Arthur Blythe stand in a doorway possibly backstage at the Gem Theater for the New Year's Eve Celebration concert in Kansas City, Missouri., December 31, 1997-January 1, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Baba Oje get acquainted
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, and Baba Oje (of hip-hop group Arrested Development fame) stand arm in arm during the night of a concert at Banquets Beyond the Bay in Sikeston, Missouri., February 8, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen and Ben Kynard at eh 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white cap, and Ben Kynard 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 and Ben Kynard during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, warming up, and Ben Kynard, wearinga fedora and holding a tenor saxophone, lean against a car during the "21-Sax Salute" at Charlie Parker's gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri., 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen and Ben Kynard with a couple of younger sax players during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
An unidentified young saxophonist, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearinga ball cap, Ben Kynard, and another unidentified young saxophonist, both wearing fedoras, play saxophones during the "21-Sax Salute" at Charlie Parker's gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri., 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Bobby Watson during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white cap, and Bobby Watson, wearing a red ball 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
Ahmad Alaadeen and Bobby Watson take a minute to eat during the Mid-America Jazz Conference
Ahmad Alaadeen and Bobby Watson eating lunch during the Mid-America Jazz Conference at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri., March 13, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Charles McPherson during the Charlie Parker Symposium
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, and Charles McPherson stand backstage at the Charlie Parker Tribute Concert during the Charlie Parker Symposium at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., March 26, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Charles Menghini at Olathe North High School
Olathe North band director Charlie Menghini and Ahmad Alaadeen shaking hands onstage at the Olathe Jazz Gala featuring the Olathe North High and Oregon Trail Junior High jazz bands at Olathe North High School Auditorium in Olathe, Kansas., February 27, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Danny Campbell play on a rooftop
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a kufi hat, and Danny Campbell (trumpet) warming up offstage on a rooftop before a performance during the St. Louis Art Fair., September 9, 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen and Dennis Winslett
Olathe North jazz band student, Dennis Winslett, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a stocking cap and a leather jackets, stand and smile at the photographer during a teaching residency at Olathe North High and Oregon Trail Junior High schools in Olathe, Kansas., February 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Donivan Bailey give a fan a copy of the new CD
An unidentified man stands between Ahmad Alaadeen and Donivan Bailey, holding an inscribed copy of CD which states, "To Big Jim from the Dean of Swing, Ahmed Alaadeen," during the arrival of CD copies of Alaadeen's album "Blues For R.C. And Josephine, Too" at the Mint Recording Studio in Kansas City, Missouri., 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Donnell Bennett
Ahmad Alaadeen and Kansas City Chiefs fullback Donnell Bennett stand and smile at the photographer at the New Point Grille in Kansas City, Missouri., November 28, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Ed Colson teach students at Oregon Trail Junior High School
Ahmad Alaadeen plays a tenor saxophone while band director, Ed Colson, sits on a stool while working with a group of students seated in a classroom during a jazz clinic at Oregon Trail Junior High School in Olathe, Kansas., February 12, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Eddie Saunders during the Charlie Parker Symposium
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a fedora, stands next to Eddie Saunders, who is wearing a kufi cap and playing an alto saxophone, on the street during a procession to 17th Terrace and The Paseo for the dedication of the Charlie Parker Memorial ("Bird Lives") during the Charlie Parker Symposium at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri., March 27, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Eddie Saunders talk about jazz
Ahmad Alaadeen and Eddie Saunders, both grinning, sit in chairs in front of a table during the George Salisbury Cabaret Concert at Pierson Auditorium at University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri., February 7, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen and Fanny Dunfee
Ahmad Alaadeen and Victoria "Fanny" Dunfee seated together smiling at the photographer., No date; likely 1997, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Gary Foster rehearse for a jazz clinic
Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone) and Gary Foster (alto saxophone) stand while they rehearse at a jazz clinic at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri., 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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