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Ahmad Alaadeen enjoys speaking with students
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, smiles as he's talking with two unidentified students possibly at a jazz clinic in Sikeston, Missouri., February 7, 1997, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen explains a finer point to the music students at Clark County High School
Ahmad Alaadeen leans forward and lifts his right hand to explain a point while working with a group of students during a jazz clinic at Clark County R-1 High School in Kahoka, Missouri. Possibly Everette Freeman's face can be seen above the piano., February 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen gets a thank you from the band
Ahmad Alaadeen (third from left) with five musicians whose signatures are on the polaroid (Matt Whitlock, Todd Laplante, Jefferson Crutchfield, Stephen Austin (drums), and an illegible signature) who had an opportunity to play with him at an unidentified venue and event., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., polaroid image; inscribed to Alaadeen by the five musicians
Ahmad Alaadeen gets attention
Unidentified man points at Ahmad Alaadeen at as they stand and smile at the photographer to get their photo taken 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 gets caught up on saxophone talk
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a stocking cap, bending over holding a tenor saxophone while listening to two unidentified men in an unidentified venue., No date; likely between 2001-2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen getting a standing ovation
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap and holding a tenor saxophone, receiving applause and a standing ovation from the congregation 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 gives a lesson in rhythm to the Paseo Academy Jazz Ensemble
Ahmad Alaadeen giving advice to student Marcus Harper (drums), wearing a ball cap, while rehearsing with the Paseo Academy Jazz Ensemble., January 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen giving a hug while resting offstage
Ahmad Alaadeen, seated and wearing a ball cap, hugs an unidentified person bending down to Ahmad 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 greeting a fan after the concert with the Paseo Academy Jazz Ensemble
Ahmad Alaadeen and an unidentified man (holding a toddler) the night of the concert with the Paseo Academy Jazz Ensemble., February 4, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen greeting his friend
Standing outside a building among parked cars, possibly Sonny Kenner, from his right side, motions toward Ahmad Alaadeen. Ahmad is laughing and extending his left hand toward Sonny. Franz Bruce stands behind Sonny laughing at what Sonny is saying. There is an unidentified man wearing a ball cap, leaning on a car, holding a cigarette and looking away from the group behind and to the left of Franz Bruce. 18th and Vine, possibly an event in conjunction with Robert Altman's film "Kansas City.", 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen greets Jay McShann
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, looks up over his glasses and stands behind a seated Jay McShann as they shake hands. Jay looks up and to his left smiling at Ahmad as Jay points straight ahead with his left hand. They are at an unidentified venue possibly in the 18th and Vine District in Kansas City, Missouri. Instruments surround the two., August 21, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen greets a fan
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat, and an unidentified woman stand in front of a brick wall at Carr Square Village in St. Louis, Missouri., May 25, 1997, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen greets fans at Banquets Beyond the Bay
Ahmad Alaadeen (second from left), wearing a kufi hat, shaking hands with an unidentified man as two unidentified women look on during the night of a concert at Banquets Beyond the Bay; Sikeston, Missouri., February 8, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen hams it up with Yoko Takemura
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a headscarf and holding his crossed hands in reverse peace signs, i.e.: reversed "Vs" while seated at an outdoor table, and Yoko Takemura standing behind him laughing with her hands on Ahmad's shoulders in the Dunfee/Alaadeen residence in Overland Park, Kansas., September 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen hanging out offstage
An unidentified man thumbs through charts as Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, speaks with someone off camera 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 holding his grandchild
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing an apron, sits outside holding his grandchild, Riley Christine Scott., 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen holding his great grandchild
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a knit cap, sits on a couch holding his great grandchild wearing an Old Navy hoody., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen holds his saxophones together while backstage with Jay and Marianne McShann
Backstage during the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport, Iowa, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white flat cap, holds a soprano saxophone and a tenor saxophone together as if he is playing them like a guitar as he stands behind Jay McShann, seated, and Marianne McShann standing to Jay's left. Marianne smiles at the photographer., July 3, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 2: 5x3.5
Ahmad Alaadeen imitates Cotton Candy at BB's Lawnside BBQ
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) imitates Cotton Candy's stance as an unidentified acoustic guitarist and bass player perform at BB's Lawnside BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri. An unidentified electric guitarist sits behind Cotton Candy and listens., November 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen in a classroom
Ahmad Alaadeen and an unidentified woman stand in a classroom and smile at the photographer at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen in a montage of photographs
Contact sheet of 15 images: Community celebration honoring Ahmad Alaadeen's Lifetime Achievement Award granted by the American Jazz Museum earlier that weekend; included are shots of Ahmad Alaadeen, Victoria "Fanny" Dunfee, event organizer Prophett Maine, local music group Phil Callier and Jhamm, and others; outside Salaam Café in Kansas City, Missouri., May 2, 2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen instructs Dennis Winslett
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a stocking cap and leather jacket, stands at the piano while working with Olathe North jazz band student, Dennis Winslett (saxophone), during a teaching residency at Olathe North High and Oregon Trail Junior High schools in Olathe, Kansas., February 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen instructs at Paseo Academy
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a kufi cap, instructs while Everette Freeman (background seated near the piano) listens during a jazz clinic at Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of two students' heads are visible in the foreground of the photograph., April 17, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen instructs students at Paseo Academy
Ahmad Alaadeen working with a group of jazz ensemble students, including Logan Richardson (sax, far right), at Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Missouri., December 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen instructs the band students at Paseo Academy
Ahmad Alaadeen teaching a class of jazz ensemble students at the Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Missouri., December 11, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen is ready with his camera
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi hat and looking down at a camera he is holding, and a crowd at an unidentified event., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen joins the local jazz combo on stage
An unidentified alto saxophone player, piano player, Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), and an unidentified bass player performing onstage during a jazz clinic at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen laughs with Tim Perryman
Tim Perryman (trombone, back to camera), causes Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone) to laugh, as Everette Freeman (piano) and Ricky Anderson (bass) perform at an unidentified church and event., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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