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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 George Benson backstage at the Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, and George Benson, both in tuxedos, hanging out backstage at 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., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen and Gerald Dunn at The Blue Room
Gerald Dunn points at Ahmad Alaadeen and puts his right arm around Ahmad's shoulder while standing and smiling for the photographer at The Blue Room in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Hamza Luqman rehearse at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), from his right, and Luqman Hamza (piano) rehearsing at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Hamza Luqman rehearse at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) and Luqman Hamza (piano) rehearsing at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Julie Youmans
Ahmad Alaadeen stands with Julie Youmans, author and photographer at an unidentified venue and event., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and LaVerne Barker rehearse at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) and LaVerne Barker (bass), wearing a ball cap, rehearsing at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, 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 Michael Parkinson gather the UMKC Jazz Studies students for a group photograph
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat and holding a tenor saxophone (second from right) and UMKC jazz studies teacher Michael Parkinson (far right) stand among a group of music students who are gathering for the photograph, including Dennis Winslett (far left) 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 Mike Coker outside Sissy's Tea Room
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a red ball cap, and Mike Coker stand outside Sissy's Tea Room in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma., September 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Mike Pendergast
Ahmad Alaadeen and Mike Pendergast stand outside Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Milt Abel wait at an airport
An unidentified man, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a sun visor, and Milt Abel smile about the conversation while sitting in an unidentified airport terminal., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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 Patience Higgins during the T.S. Monk concert series
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, and Patience Higgins, wearing a bowler hat, smile for the photographer as they stand together backstage at the Gem Theater during the "T.S. Monk: Jammin' at the Gem" concert series in Kansas City, Missouri., January 17, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Reggie Thomas at an outdoor concert
Possibly Tim Davis (drummer), Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, another unidentified man with a towel around his shoulders, and Reggie Thomas stand offstage at an unidentified outdoor concert., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Reggie Thomas smile for the photographer at Just Jazz in the Hotel Majestic in St. Louis, MO
Ahmad Alaadeen and Reggie Thomas smile for the photographer during a four-night residence with the Steve Kirby Trio at Just Jazz in the Hotel Majestic in St. Louis, Missouri., March 24-27, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Ricky Anderson perform at a church
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) turns to look at the photographer as a seated Ricky Anderson (bass) looks at Ahmad while performing at an unidentified church and event., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner enjoying the panel discussion
Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner sit at a table and smile during a panel discussion during the Tradin' 4s Series: On the Cusp at Mutual Musicians Foundation in the 18th and Vine district, Kansas City, Missouri., May 12, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner packing up at the Plaza III
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a fedora and an overcoat, and Sonny Kenner, wearing a tuxedo, have their coats on and are packing up at The Club at Plaza III in Kansas City, Missouri. Joe Wilcox stands in the background., April 26, 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner share a giggle
Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner, wearing very nice double-breasted suits, share a giggle backstage at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner share a microphone to sing together
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) grins as he and Sonny Kenner (guitar) share a microphone while singing together, supported by David Daahoud Williams (bass) and Adolph Roulette (drums) in the background., No date; likely 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen and Steve Kirby talking to fans at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Ahmad Alaadeen (second from left), wearing a beanie, and Steve Kirby (holding bass) are each talking with unidentified individuals at a jazz clinic in Brandt Music Hall at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri., January 18, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Susan Krause enjoy food in Skopje
Ahmad Alaadeen stands and converses with Susan Krause (American Center Director/U.S. Consul in Macedonia), who is standing and eating a meal as she talks in the banquet room in the Grand Hotel Skopje in Skopje, Macedonia., July 13, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen and Tayammum Falah
Ahmad Alaadeen and Tayammum Falah, both wearing tuxedos, are seated at a table with tablecloths. A boy is visible between them that is seated behind them., No date; likely early 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Alaadeen and Falah were original members of The Shahid, a Nation of Islam music group first formed in the 1960s
Ahmad Alaadeen and Tim Perryman performing
Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a kufi cap, and Tim Perryman (trombone), wearing a tuxedo, performing at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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