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 appreciating Jay McShann's piano talents
Jay McShann from his left side, watching his hands as he plays piano. A microphone is visible at the top of the photograph. A cloth lies across the music rack. Ahmad Alaadeen is blurred by visible standing behind the piano with a cup in his right hand and a saxophone neck strap around his neck., 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dr. Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen
Jay McShann, grinning, and Ahmad Alaadeen, smiling, stand side-by side during a reception for McShann's honorary doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, May 1990, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 1: inscribed by McShann and Alaadeen; copy 2: 7x5
Jay McShann, David Daahoud Williams, Luqman Hamza, Betty Ann Bryant, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Al Duncan enjoy a meal at Johnson's Grill
Jay McShann, David Daahoud Williams (looking down in hat), Luqman Hamza (Larry Cummings), Betty Ann Bryant, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Al Duncan sit and stand at the counter in Johnson's Grill, Kansas City, MO, 1953, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
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.