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 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 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 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 and Marianne McShann negotiate the bus in Davenport, Iowa
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white cap, getting off a bus while Marianne McShann waits for him during the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport, Iowa., July 4, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen and Norman Hedman visit
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, and Norman Hedman sitting on a couch probably at the Westin Crown Center Hotel on the occasion of Hedman's performance at the Kansas City International Jazz Festival at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri., June 25-27, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 3 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen and the band performing at the Spirit Fest
Gerald Spaits (bass), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a white fedora, Tommy Ruskin (drums), and Will Matthews (guitar); standing on stage performing during the Spirit Festival at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. A large Miller Lite banner hangs behind the band., July 5, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and the band performing at the Spirit Fest
Gerald Spaits (bass), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a white fedora, and Will Matthews (guitar) on stage performing at the Spirit Festival; Kansas City, Missouri. A large Miller Lite banner hangs behind them. Radio station banners hang on fence in front of the stage., July 5, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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 peaks out from below the brim of his hat while playing a soprano saxophone
Ahmad Alaadeen peaks up and to his right from behind his glass and below the brim of a straw hat he is wearing while playing a soprano saxophone at an unidentified outdoor festival., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing at UMKC for the Kansas City Jazz Band Festival
Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), stands at the front of the stage while performing with an unidentified jazz band during the Kansas City Jazz Band Festival at University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely between 2001-2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing at a jazz festival in Topeka
Tyrone Clark (bass) and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone); performing at the Topeka Performing Arts Center during the Topeka Jazz Festival., May 28, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
Ahmad Alaadeen, from below, wearing a double-breasted suit and a white flat cap, performing 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 playing a saxophone outdoors
Ahmad Alaadeen, from his right side, wearing a fedora, plays a saxophone during the Blues and Jazz Festival Soul School in Liberty Park in Kansas City, Missouri., July 18, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen plays for the kids
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a straw fedora, lifts a soprano saxophone as he sits and blows into it for two kids standing in front of him behind a set of stands offstage at an unidentified outdoor festival., No date; likely 2000s, 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, Fanny Dunfee, and Norman Hedman hanging out
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, Victoria "Fanny" Dunfee, wearing a Disc Makers ball cap, and Norman Hedman sitting on a couch probably at the Westin Crown Center Hotel on the occasion of Hedman's performance at the Kansas City International Jazz Festival at Crown Center., June 25-27, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Duke Samuels and Ahmad Alaadeen perform at the Sunset Zoo
Nobel "Duke" Samuels (bass) and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a white ball cap, performing as part of the Jay McShann Quartet during the Cool Cats Jazz Festival at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas., September 5, 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann Quartet at the Sunset Zoo
The Jay McShann Quartet: McShann (piano), Terry Hughes (drums), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a white ball cap, and Nobel "Duke" Samuels (bass) play during the Cool Cats Jazz Festival at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas., September 5, 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann, Gerald Spaits, Will Matthews, and Ahmad Alaadeen perform at the Spirit Fest
Jay McShann (piano), Gerald Spaits (bass), Will Matthews (guitar), and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a white fedora, performing during 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.
Joe Cartwright, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Gerald Spaits perform
Joe Cartwright (piano), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a ball cap that says "International Jazz Festival," and Gerald Spaits (bass, mostly obscured), performing at "Books, Ballads and Bebop!", during a benefit for Marillac Center's Therapeutic Day School at the Piano Room in Kansas City, Missouri. Bowls of trail mix and a suggestion jar sit on the bar around the piano and to the left of Ahmad and Gerald., September 28, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Norman Hedman and Ahmad Alaadeen hanging out backstage
Norman Hedman and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a Dashiki style shirt, seated on a couch, smile at the photographer as they point at each other backstage at the Topeka Performing Arts Center during the Topeka Jazz Festival., May 28, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tyrone Clark, Donivan Bailey, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Butch Berman hang out onstage
Ahmad Alaadeen talking with guitarist, Butch Berman, in front of conga drums as Tyrone Clark (bass, talking with an unidentified man, possibly Todd Strait) and Donivan Bailey (drums) are in background onstage at the Topeka Performing Arts Center during the Topeka Jazz Festival. A Commerce Band & Trust banner hangs at the base of the stage., May 28, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
group of musicians waiting offstage at the outdoor concert venue of the 1993 Kansas City Blues & Jazz Festival
Unidentified group of people relaxing in the shade, including Speedy Huggins (seated, white shirt, black tie) and Ahmad Alaadeen (wearing a white flat cap, holding saxophone); and possibly Tyrone Clark standing to Ahmad's left are offstage at an unidentified outdoor event, possibly the 1993 Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival. A portable toilet, drum set, and a generator are visible in the background., No date; likely July 24-25, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.