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Alaadeen and the Deans of Swing perform indoors
Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), and the Deans of Swing, likely Everette Freeman (piano), Tyrone Clark (bass), Sonny Kenner (guitar), and likely Don Mumford (drums) perform at the Kansas City Art Institute., No date; possibly 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
All of the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Award recipients seated at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri
(Front row) Arch Martin, Luqman Hamza, an unidentified woman, and Frank Smith, (back row) Dick Wright, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, Eddie Saunders, and an unidentified man during 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.
City Light Jazz Ensemble in front of the Gem Theater
City Light Jazz Ensemble sits in and stands by a 1946 De Soto convertible in front of the Gem Theater with Ida McBeth leaning on the right front hood. Ahmad Alaadeen holds a soprano saxophone straight up in the air as he blows into it. A bass player sits up on top of the back seat holding a upright bass. Right side of this promotional material advertises the Jazz Lovers' Fall Crawl, October 18, 1988., 1988, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Image is part of a promotional for the Jazz Lovers' Fall Crawl, October 18, 1988
City Light Orchestra enjoying the park and the view
Publicity photograph of the City Light Orchestra: Tim Whitmer, LaVerne Barker, David Basse, wearing a fedora, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Jano Mossman, standing in a park south of Kansas City overlooking downtown. An Edwardian style streetlight is behind the band. Members are dressed in zoot suits and tuxedos., No date; likely mid 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 2: 4.25x5.5 picture postcard version
City Light Orchestra publicity photograph
City Light Orchestra: (clockwise from top) David Basse, Ahmad Alaadeen, Tim Whitmer, and LaVerne Barker, smile directly at the photographer. LaVerne wears a bowler hat and holds the neck of an electric bass. Tim wears a beret. Ahmad leans on his elbow that is on a travel case and holds the neck of a saxophone., 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Close up of Ahmad Alaadeen blowing into a soprano saxophone with his eyes closed
Closeup of Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), wearing a tuxedo and closing his eyes while performing at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Closeup of Ahmad Alaadeen performing with his eyes closed
Closeup of Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a tuxedo, closing his eyes while performing at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Closeup of Tyrone Clark and Sonny Kenner performing
A closeup photograph of Tyrone Clark (bass) and Sonny Kenner (guitar), wearing a pith helmet, during a performance at an unidentified concert., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dennis Winslett, Josh Sclar, Charlie Minghini and Ahmad Alaadeen perform at Olathe North High School
Students Josh Sclar (tenor saxophone) and Dennis Winslett (alto saxophone) with Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), backed by a band directed by Charlie Menghini while performing at the Jazz Benefit Concert featuring the Olathe North High, Oregon Trail Junior High, and Southwest Missouri State University jazz bands at Olathe North High School Auditorium in Olathe, Kansas., May 8, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 4 copies; copy 1: autographed by Alaadeen, copy 3: 5x3.5 crop, copy 4: 3x2.5 crop
Dr. Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen
Jay McShann, grinning, and Ahmad Alaadeen, smiling, stand side-by side during a reception for McShann's honorary doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, May 1990, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 1: inscribed by McShann and Alaadeen; copy 2: 7x5
Eva Alaadeen, Ahmad Alaadeen's mother
Eva Oldham, Ahmad Alaadeen's mother, in a photograph made of an earlier photograph with damage., No date; possibly between 1960 and 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Everette Freeman, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sean Conly, Tim Perryman, and Tim Davis perform in Washington D.C.
Everette Freeman (piano), Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), Sean Conly (bass, mostly obscured), Tim Perryman (trombone), and Tim Davis (drums) performing at an unidentified venue in Washington, D.C., April 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Everette Freeman, Sean Conly, Ahmad Alaadeen, Tim Davis, and Tim Perryman perform in Washington D.C.
Everette Freeman (piano), Sean Conly (bass), Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), Tim Davis (drums), and Tim Perryman (trombone) performing at an unidentified venue in Washington, D.C., April 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Frank Smith and Ahmad Alaadeen
Frank Smith puts his left arm around Ahmad Alaadeen's shoulder during the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Awards reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The crowd is visible behind them., August 23, 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Greg Riley, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Sean Conly at the Missouri Heritage Fair
Greg Riley, Ahmad Alaadeen, grinning and wearing a Kufi cap, and Sean Conly stand outdoors among the exhibition tents during the Missouri Heritage Fair on the History Museum grounds in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri., May 2-3, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Greg Riley, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Sean Conly at the Missouri Heritage Fair
Greg Riley, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, and Sean Conly stand outdoors among the exhibition tents during the Missouri Heritage Fair on the History Museum grounds in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri., May 2-3, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Greg Riley, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Sean Conly at the Missouri Heritage Fair
Greg Riley, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, and Sean Conly stand outdoors during the Missouri Heritage Fair on the History Museum grounds in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri., May 2-3, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann, David Daahoud Williams, Luqman Hamza, Betty Ann Bryant, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Al Duncan enjoy a meal at Johnson's Grill
Jay McShann, David Daahoud Williams (looking down in hat), Luqman Hamza (Larry Cummings), Betty Ann Bryant, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Al Duncan sit and stand at the counter in Johnson's Grill, Kansas City, MO, 1953, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
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.
John Frohnmayer, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Kathleen Turner during the Missouri Performing arts--Awards
Ahmad Alaadeen (holding his Missouri Arts Award) flanked by co-presenters John Frohnmayer (Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts) and Kathleen Turner standing beside a podium with the state seal on the front of it and a few people sitting behind them at the State Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City, Missouri., February 12, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 4 copies; landscape-oriented close-up/crop of P817; see also: exposure #17 of P820
John Frohnmayer, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Kathleen Turner during the Missouri Performing arts--Awards
Ahmad Alaadeen (holding his Missouri Arts Award) flanked by co-presenters John Frohnmayer (Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts) and Kathleen Turner standing beside a podium with the state seal on the front of it and a few people sitting behind them at the State Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City, Missouri., February 12, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; see also: exposure #17 of P820
John Frohnmayer, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Kathleen Turner during the Missouri Performing arts--Awards
Ahmad Alaadeen (holding his Missouri Arts Award) flanked by co-presenters John Frohnmayer (Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts) and Kathleen Turner standing beside a podium with the state seal on the front of it and a few people sitting behind them at the State Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City, Missouri., February 12, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., portrait-oriented close-up/crop of P817; see also: exposure #17 of P820
John Frohnmayer, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Kathleen Turner during the Missouri Performing arts--Awards
Ahmad Alaadeen receiving his Missouri Arts Award from co-presenters John Frohnmayer (Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts) and Kathleen Turner in the State Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City, Missouri., February 12, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Kathleen Turner and Ahmad Alaadeen
Kathleen Turner making remarks from a podium with the state seal of Missouri on it, before presenting Ahmad Alaadeen with the Missouri Arts Award at the State Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City, Missouri., February 12, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Lena Horne
Lena Horne, from her left side with her right hand to her neck, in a publicity photo signed to Ahmad., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., inscribed by Horne to Alaadeen
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.
Luqman Hamza, Karrin Allyson, Eddie Saunders, Tommy Ruskin, and Ahmad Alaadeen performing at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Luqman Hamza (piano), Karrin Allyson (vocals), Eddie Saunders (bass), and Tommy Ruskin (drums) all smile at the photographer as Ahmad Alaadeen plays a tenor saxophone with his eyes closed while performing at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., June 9, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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