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.
City Light Jazz Ensemble in front of the Gem Theater
City Light Jazz Ensemble sits in and stands by a 1946 De Soto convertible in front of the Gem Theater with Ida McBeth leaning on the right front hood. Ahmad Alaadeen holds a soprano saxophone straight up in the air as he blows into it. A bass player sits up on top of the back seat holding a upright bass. Right side of this promotional material advertises the Jazz Lovers' Fall Crawl, October 18, 1988., 1988, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Image is part of a promotional for the Jazz Lovers' Fall Crawl, October 18, 1988
City Light Orchestra enjoying the park and the view
Publicity photograph of the City Light Orchestra: Tim Whitmer, LaVerne Barker, David Basse, wearing a fedora, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Jano Mossman, standing in a park south of Kansas City overlooking downtown. An Edwardian style streetlight is behind the band. Members are dressed in zoot suits and tuxedos., No date; likely mid 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 2: 4.25x5.5 picture postcard version
City Light Orchestra publicity photograph
City Light Orchestra: (clockwise from top) David Basse, Ahmad Alaadeen, Tim Whitmer, and LaVerne Barker, smile directly at the photographer. LaVerne wears a bowler hat and holds the neck of an electric bass. Tim wears a beret. Ahmad leans on his elbow that is on a travel case and holds the neck of a saxophone., 1985, 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.
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
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.