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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, George Benson, and Bobby Watson backstage at the Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, his back to the photographer, speaks with George Benson as Bobby Watson, wearing a derby hat, stands in a doorway while hanging out backstage during the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Arthur Jackson, Eddie Saunders, Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, Luqman Hamza at "Bird Lives" statue in Kansas City
Arthur Jackson, wearing a beret, Eddie Saunders, wearing a kufi cap, Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing fedoras, and Luqman Hamza (mostly out of frame), wearing a kufi hat, at the Charlie Parker Memorial dedication ("Bird Lives"), 17th Terrace and The Paseo 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.
Arthur Jackson, Eddie Saunders, Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, Luqman Hamza at the "Bird Lives" statue in Kansas City, MO
An unidentified man holding an alto saxophone and wearing a bucket hat, Arthur Jackson, wearing a beret, Eddie Saunders, wearing a kufi hat, Bobby Watson, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing fedoras, stand at the Charlie Parker Memorial dedication ("Bird Lives"), 17th Terrace and The Paseo 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.
Ben Kynard, Ahmad Alaadeen and Bobby Watson at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Ben Kynard, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white cap, and Bobby Watson, wearing a red ball cap, play saxophones 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.
Ben Kynard, Ahmad Alaadeen and Bobby Watson at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Ben Kynard, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white cap, Bobby Watson, wearing a red ball cap, and an unidentified sax player wearing a straw fedora, 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.
Ben Kynard, Ahmad Alaadeen and Bobby Watson at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Ben Kynard, 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.
Bob Bowman, Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen and T. Sharif Abdul-Hakim enjoy the Mid-America Jazz Conference
An unidentified woman stands with Bob Bowman, Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, and T. Sharif Abdul-Hakim, wearing a flat cap, 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.
Bobby Watson and Ahmad Alaadeen backstage at the Gem Theater
Bobby Watson, wearing a derby hat, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat and a tuxedo, are hanging out backstage during the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' on the Vine" at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri., September 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bobby Watson and Ahmad Alaadeen during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Bobby Watson, wearing a red ball cap, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white cap, stand and talk 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
Bobby Watson and Ahmad Alaadeen during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Bobby Watson, wearing a red ball cap, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white cap, stand and smile at the photographer 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.
Bobby Watson and Ahmad Alaadeen listen as the bass player and Sam Johnson, Jr., the drummer, perform at Generations of Jazz
Bobby Watson (alto saxophone), wearing a black fedora, and Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), wearing a kufi hat, listen while an unidentified bass player and Sam Johnson, Jr. (drums) perform at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station at Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bobby Watson and Ahmad Alaadeen perform on the street in the 18th and Vine District
Bobby Watson and Ahmad Alaadeen, sit outdoors with their instruments and wearing ball caps while an unidentified woman wearing an apron stands to Ahmad's right during the Annual 18th & Vine Gala "Ellington At 99: Livin' On The Vine" outside the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri. A couple of the crowd, mostly out of the frame, can be seen in front of Bobby and Ahmad., September 12, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bobby Watson at the dedication of the Charlie Parker Memorial ("Bird Lives")
Bobby Watson, wearing a fedora, at the Charlie Parker Memorial dedication ("Bird Lives"), 17th Terrace and The Paseo 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.
Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, Eddie Baker, Jay McShann, and Gerald Dunn during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Bobby Watson, wearing a red ball cap backwards, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white cap, Eddie Baker, Jay McShann, wearing a white ball cap, and Gerald Dunn, also wearing a 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
Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Luqman Hamza at the "Bird Lives" statue in Kansas City, MO
Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing fedoras, and Luqman Hamza, wearing a kufi hat, at the Charlie Parker Memorial dedication ("Bird Lives"), 17th Terrace and The Paseo 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.
Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Luqman Hamza during the Charlie Parker Memorial dedication
Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing fedoras, and Luqman Hamza, wearing a kufi hat, at the Charlie Parker Memorial dedication ("Bird Lives"), 17th Terrace and The Paseo 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.
Chris Clarke, Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, and David Basse performing at Generations of Jazz
Chris Clarke (piano), wearing a kufi cap, Bobby Watson (alto saxophone), wearing a black fedora, Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), wearing a kufi hat, and David Basse (vocals) performing at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station at Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Chris Clarke, Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, and David Basse performing at Generations of Jazz
Chris Clarke (piano), wearing a kufi cap, Bobby Watson (alto saxophone), wearing a black fedora, Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), wearing a kufi hat, David Basse (vocals), and Sam Johnson, Jr. (drums) performing at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station at Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Panel for the panel discussion during Generations of Jazz
Neil Tesser, Bobby Watson, Ronnell Bright, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, and Myra Taylor share conversation during a panel discussion at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Panel for the panel discussion during Generations of Jazz
Bobby Watson, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, Myra Taylor, and Chuck Berg during the panel discussion at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Panel gets ready for the panel discussion during Generations of Jazz
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, Myra Taylor, Chuck Berg sit at the panel table with Bobby Watson and Ronnell Bright standing in background conversing as an unidentified man walks onto the stage behind the panel during the panel discussion at Generations of Jazz at Science City in Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri., August 19, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Performing at the Charlie Parker Tribute Concert during the Charlie Parker Symposium
Milt Jackson (vibes, soloing), Max Roach (drums), Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a kufi hat, Al Grey (trombone), Peter King (alto saxophone), Bobby Watson (alto saxophone), Leonard Brown (soprano saxophone); performing 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.
Performing at the Charlie Parker Tribute Concert during the Charlie Parker Symposium
Max Roach (drums), Leonard Brown (soprano sax, standing next to Roach), Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor sax, soloing), wearing a kufi hat, Al Grey (trombone), Bobby Watson (alto sax, clapping), Peter King (alto saxophone); performing 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.
Performing at the Charlie Parker Tribute Concert during the Charlie Parker Symposium
Milt Jackson (vibes, soloing), Max Roach (drums), Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a kufi hat, Charles McPherson (alto sax, in background), Al Grey (trombone), Peter King (alto saxophone), Bobby Watson (alto sax, clapping) performing at the Charlie Parker Tribute Concert during the Charlie Parker Symposium at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. All are laughing., March 26, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Performing at the Charlie Parker Tribute Concert during the Charlie Parker Symposium
Milt Jackson (vibes), Max Roach (drums), Leonard Brown (soprano sax, standing next to Roach), Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor sax, soloing), wearing a kufi hat, Al Grey (trombone), Bobby Watson (alto saxophone), Peter King (alto saxophone); performing at the Charlie Parker Tribute Concert during 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.
Steve Penn, Marilyn Maye, Bobby Watson, and Ahmad Alaadeen enjoy Ahmad's award
Kansas City Star columnist Steve Penn, Marilyn Maye, Bobby Watson, share a laugh as Ahmad Alaadeen shows his award to the photographer backstage during the Coda Jazz Fund Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 20, 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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