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Ahmad Alaadeen playing soprano saxophone while standing on an outdoor stage
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, bends his knees and leans to his right while playing a soprano saxophone on an outdoor pavilion behind the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. A banner of a African American man playing a piano is visible behind Ahmad., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen playing tenor sax outside Gem Theater
Ahmad Alaadeen, from his left side and wearing a ball cap, playing tenor sax on an outdoor pavilion behind the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen playing tenor saxophone while standing on an outdoor stage
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, playing tenor saxophone on an outdoor pavilion behind the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen playing tenor saxophone while standing on an outdoor stage
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, playing tenor saxophone on an outdoor pavilion behind the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen playing tenor saxophone while standing on an outdoor stage
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, playing tenor saxophone on an outdoor pavilion behind the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen playing tenor saxophone while standing on an outdoor stage
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, playing tenor saxophone on an outdoor pavilion behind the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen plays Jenga with a family
Ahmad Alaadeen (far right), wearing a kufi cap and a Boston Jazz Society t-shier that states "Jazz is Alive" with a string bass in the center, sits with an unidentified man and two kids playing a game of Jenga at an unidentified residence., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen plays for a closeup photograph during the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit at the Gem Theater
A closeup of Ahmad Alaadeen performing at the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit Concert at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., May 15, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen plays for the kids
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a straw fedora, lifts a soprano saxophone as he sits and blows into it for two kids standing in front of him behind a set of stands offstage at an unidentified outdoor festival., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen plays his saxophone for preschoolers and kindergartners
Ahmad Alaadeen sits in a classroom playing saxophone to a group of pre-school or kindergarten students., No date; likely 2001-2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen plays soprano saxophone with a bass player
An unidentified bass player and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) warm up at an unidentified venue., Likely February 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen plays with a group of students
Ahmad Alaadeen stands beside a student's stand to read the student's music while he plays a soprano saxophone with a student drummer and a student bass player backing Ahmad while working with a group of music students at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 2000-2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen prepares a soprano sax for a recording
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, sets a reed in a soprano saxophone during the recording of the track "The Jannah Now" during a recording session for "New Africa Suite" at Airborne Audio Studio in Overland Park, Kansas., 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen promoting tourism in Missouri
Ahmad Alaadeen, from his right side wearing a white fedora and sunglasses, stands on a stage with a Kansas City skyline backdrop, and blows into a saxophone for a publicity shot for "Wake Up To Missouri" tourism ad campaign., No date; likely late 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen reads a book during story time
Ahmad Alaadeen holds a tenor saxophone under his left arm while he holds a book opened to the children while reading a book to a group of pre-school or kindergarten students in an unidentified classroom., No date; likely 2001-2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen ready to play
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a tuxedo, stands at a microphone holding a tenor saxophone while performing at an unidentified venue., August 28, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen receives the Governor's Humanities Award
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat and a corsage, receiving his award during the Governor's Humanities Awards at the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri., February 21, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; original event, scheduled for 18 October 2000, was postponed due to Governor Mel Carnahan's death
Ahmad Alaadeen recording in Overland Park, KS
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap under a headset, recording the track "The Jannah Now" during the recording session for "New Africa Suite" at Airborne Audio Studio in Overland Park, Kansas., 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen rehearsing in the Richard Smith Orchestra
Richard Smith Orchestra [Ahmad Alaadeen (Richard White), seated second from right] rehearsing for an Easter concert to be held at Municipal Auditorium; R.T. Coles High School; Kansas City, MO, Likely March or April 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 2: 6x4 crop
Ahmad Alaadeen resting offstage
Ahmad Alaadeen's smiling face while hanging out offstage by the rear entrance of the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen resting offstage
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap and sitting in a folding chair, looks away as he hangs out offstage by the rear entrance of the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen resting offstage
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap and sitting in a folding chair, hangs out offstage by the rear entrance of the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen resting offstage
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap and sitting in a folding chair, hangs out offstage by the rear entrance of the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen seated outside
Ahmad Alaadeen sits outside by a rock wall wearing a flat cap and large, square eyeglasses, No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., polaroid image
Ahmad Alaadeen seated with a friend at Ahmad's home
An unidentified man sits at a table talking to Ahmad Alaadeen at an unidentified residence. Ahmad wears a kufi cap and a Boston Jazz Society t-shirt that states, "Jazz is Alive" with a string bass in the center. An embroidered picture of Psalm 23 hangs above Ahmad's head on the wall behind him., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen shares a meal outdoors with a family
Ahmad Alaadeen (far left), wearing an apron and a ball cap, sits with three unidentified people sitting around a patio table during a cookout probably at the Dunfee/Alaadeen residence in Overland Park, Kansas., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen shows his award to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver
Ahmad Alaadeen shows his award to U.S. Representative to Missouri Emanuel Cleaver during 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.
Ahmad Alaadeen shows his award to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver
Ahmad Alaadeen shows his award to U.S. Representative to Missouri Emanuel Cleaver during Coda Jazz Fund Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. The crowd is visible behind them., May 20, 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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