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Don Mumford, Will Matthews, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen
Don Mumford (drums), Will Matthews (guitar), Tyrone Clark (bass), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a white flat cap, Everette Freeman (piano) performing during the BET/Cognac Hennessy's Best of Kansas City Jazz Competition at City Light Jazz Club in Kansas City, Missouri., August 1, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Donivan Bailey, Ahmad Alaadeen, Danny Campbell, Tyrone Clark, and Will Matthews in Magnolia, Arkansas
Donivan Bailey, Ahmad Alaadeen, Danny Campbell (mostly obscured), Tyrone Clark, and Will Matthews walking around the van during a stop in Magnolia, Arkansas en route to a concert at Harrison (Arkansas) High School Auditorium., March 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra
Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra; includes Baker (piano), Herman Walder (saxophone, first row, far right), Ahmad Alaadeen (sax, first row, far left), and Will Matthews (guitar), play their instruments in a stark room with New Breed / Kansas City Jazz Orch painted on the back wall., No date; likely 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra
Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra; includes Baker (piano), Herman Walder (saxophone, first row, far right), Ahmad Alaadeen (sax, first row, far left), and Will Matthews (guitar), play their instruments in a stark room with New Breed / Kansas City Jazz Orch painted on the back wall., No date; likely 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra
Eddie Baker's New Breed Orchestra includes Eddie Baker (piano), Herman Walder (saxophone, first row, far right), Ahmad Alaadeen (sax, first row, far left), and Will Matthews (guitar), staged in a stark room on risers with big band stands. New Breed / Kansas City Jazz Orch is painted on the white back wall. The singer, bassist and Eddie are the only performers standing., No date; likely 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Frank Smith, Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, and Russ Long during a panel discussion
Frank Smith, Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, and Russ Long stand behind a table and look at the photographer 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. Hamza and Sonny are the only two smiling., May 12, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Frank Smith, Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, and Russ Long during a panel discussion
Frank Smith, Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, and Russ Long stand behind a table and look at the photographer 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. Hamza and Sonny are the only two smiling., May 12, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Gary Sykes, Steve Kirby, Will Matthews, Reggie Thomas, and Ahmad Alaadeen perform in Malden, Missouri
Gary Sykes (drums, mostly obscured), Steve Kirby (bass), Will Matthews (guitar), Reggie Thomas (piano), and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a beanie, on stage performing at Malden Community Center in Malden, Missouri., January 17, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Gary Sykes, Steve Kirby, Will Matthews, Reggie Thomas, and Ahmad Alaadeen perform in Malden, Missouri
Gary Sykes (drums, mostly obscured), Steve Kirby (bass), Will Matthews (guitar), Reggie Thomas (piano), and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) on stage performing at Malden Community Center in Malden, Missouri., January 17, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
George Duke, Ahmad Alaadeen, and George Benson backstage at the Gem Theater
George Duke, grinning at Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat with his back to the photographer and blurry because of movement, and George Benson, grooming the sleeve of his tuxedo, are 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.
Harmonica player takes the solo as Ahmad Alaadeen participates in mixing genres of music
An unidentified guitarist, mostly out of frame, Chris Clarke (piano, mostly obscured), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), Tyrone Clark (bass, mostly obscured), an unidentified fiddler, mostly out of frame, listen to an unidentified harmonica player take the solo during the "Cultural Exchanges: Jazz and Missouri Fiddling" at an unidentified venue., August 11, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, George Benson, and George Duke backstage at the Gem Theater
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, George Benson, and George Duke, wearing tuxedos, stand arm in arm and smile at the photographer backstage at the Gem Theater 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.
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, George Benson, and George Duke backstage at the Gem Theater
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, George Benson, and George Duke, wearing tuxedos, stand arm in arm and smile at the photographer backstage at the Gem Theater 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.
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, George Benson, and George Duke backstage at the Gem Theater
Harry Belafonte, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, George Benson, and George Duke, wearing tuxedos, stand arm in arm and smile at the photographer backstage at the Gem Theater 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.
Jay McShann, Ahmad Alaadeen, Richard Ross, Sonny Kenner, and Bob Bowman, performing at The Club at Plaza III
Jay McShann (piano), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), Richard Ross (vocals), Sonny Kenner (guitar), and Bob Bowman (bass, mostly obscured) performing at The Club at Plaza III in Kansas City, Missouri., April 26, 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Jay McShann, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, and Bob Bowman, performing at The Club at Plaza III
Jay McShann (piano), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), Bob Bowman (bass, mostly obscured), and Sonny Kenner (guitar) wearing tuxedos while performing at The Club at Plaza III in Kansas City, Missouri. The audience is visible in the foreground., April 26, 1995, 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.
Jay McShann, Sonny Kenner, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Al Pearson on stage during the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival
Jay McShann (piano), an unidentified man, Sonny Kenner (guitar), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a white fedora, Al Pearson (trumpet), and an unidentified bass player get situated onstage at the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival., July 25-26, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann, Sonny Kenner, and Ahmad Alaadeen get ready to play on stage during the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival
Jay McShann (piano), an unidentified man, Sonny Kenner (guitar), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a white fedora, and an unidentified bass player get ready to perform onstage at the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival., July 25-26, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Sonny Kenner receive the Jazz Heritage Award
Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner holding their Kansas City Jazz Heritage award plaques from the Mayor Emanuel Cleaver II at the Jazz Heritage Awards reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Sonny Kenner receive the Jazz Heritage Award
Luqman Hamza, Ahmad Alaadeen and Sonny Kenner holding their Kansas City Jazz Heritage award plaques from the Mayor Emanuel Cleaver II at the Jazz Heritage Awards reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Orestie "Rusty" Tucker, Ahmad Alaadeen, Emanuel Cleaver, and Ricky Anderson during the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit Concert
Orestie "Rusty" Tucker, Ahmad Alaadeen, Emanuel Cleaver, and Ricky Anderson stand together for a photograph during Coda Jazz Fund Benefit Concert at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. Ahmad and Ricky are not smiling., May 15, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Orestie "Rusty" Tucker, Ahmad Alaadeen, Emanuel Cleaver, and Ricky Anderson during the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit Concert
Orestie "Rusty" Tucker, Ahmad Alaadeen, Emanuel Cleaver, and Ricky Anderson stand together for a photograph during Coda Jazz Fund Benefit Concert at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. Ahmad and Ricky are not smiling., May 15, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Saxophonists play as a crowd watches at Charlie Parker's gravesite during the 21-sax salute
Unidentified (with news camera), unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Sonny Kenner, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white ball cap, Blanche Williams (mostly obscured), Eddie Baker (mostly obscured), unidentified, John Henry Hoard, unidentified during the "21-Sax Salute" at Charlie Parker's gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Shahid (Ahmad Alaadeen, Tayammum Falah, Luqman Hamza, and Sonny Kenner)
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, Tayammum Falah, Luqman Hamza, wearing a kufi cap, and Sonny Kenner stand outside and smile at the photographer. Ahmad holds a soprano saxophone and Sonny Kenny, laughing, holds an electric guitar., No date; likely early 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., The original members of The Shahid, a Nation of Islam music group first formed in the 1960s
Shahid (Sonny Kenner, Ahmad Alaadeen, Tayammum Falah, and Fiddler Williams)
The original members of The Shahid, a Nation of Islam music group first formed in the 1960s (Sonny Kenner, Ahmad Alaadeen, Tayammum Falah, and Claude "Fiddler" Williams) stand, wearing tuxedos, all looking at the photographer, with an unidentified woman in the middle., No date; likely early 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., The original members of The Shahid, a Nation of Islam music group first formed in the 1960s (Sonny Kenner, Ahmad Alaadeen, Tayammum Falah, and Claude "Fiddler" Williams) stand, wearing tuxedos, all looking at the photographer, with an unidentified woman in the middle.
Shahid in a banquet room
Sonny Kenner, Tayammum Falah, Luqman Hamza, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, stand in a banquet room and smile at the photographer. Luqman wears a slouch cap and Ahmad wears a kufi cap., No date; likely early 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., The original members of The Shahid, a Nation of Islam music group first formed in the 1960s
Shahid performing in a banquet room
The Shahid (Luqman Hamza (piano), wearing a kufi hat, Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), also wearing a kufi hat, an unidentified bass player, Sonny Kenner (guitar), and Tayammum Falah (drums)) on a stage performing in a banquet room. Kufi hats are visible in the foreground of the photograph., No date; likely early 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., The original members of The Shahid, a Nation of Islam music group first formed in the 1960s

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