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Ahmad Alaadeen listens to a student
An unidentified student in a red, white, and blue tie-dyed t-shirt, holds out his saxophone strap while he talks to Ahmad Alaadeen who is smiling, cocking his head to his right while wearing a kufi cap, and listening intently. Chris Clarke, sitting at a keyboard, can be seen in the background at an unidentified school venue. A crowd is visible in the foreground. There are class photographs lining the wood-paneled walls., No date; likely between 2001-2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen listens to others perform
Close-up of Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, (with Sonny Kenner, bottom left) with his eyes closed as he listens while performing at the Mutual Musicians Foundation's 90th Birthday Jam in Kansas City, Missouri., August 27, 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen listens to sax students at Paseo Academy
Ahmad Alaadeen listens to a group of jazz ensemble students, including Logan Richardson (sax, second from 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 listens to stories
Ahmad Alaadeen (far right), holding a tenor saxophone and wearing a kufi cap, listens to three unidentified men talking at an unidentified school venue., No date; likely between 2001-2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen listens to the Paseo Academy jazz band
Ahmad Alaadeen (far left) listens to a student playing, Charles Pritchett (sax, soloing), while rehearsing the Paseo Academy Jazz Ensemble., January 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen looking dapper
Ahmad Alaadeen smiles directly at the photographer as he sits on a stool and holds a saxophone by the bow across his lap. A drum set is visible behind him., 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ahmad Alaadeen makes himself at home in the Governor's mansion
Alaadeen, dressed casually, sitting in a chair and drinking a glass of water before his performance at the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri. An antique rocking horse sits to his left and his saxophone case sits to his right., June 19, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen making remarks after being awarded the Governor's Humanities Award
Ahmad Alaadeen making remarks from a podium at the foot of a staircase after 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., original event, scheduled for 18 October 2000, was postponed due to Governor Mel Carnahan's death
Ahmad Alaadeen making remarks at the Coda Jazz Fund Lifetime Achievements Awards event
Ahmad Alaadeen making remarks after receiving his award. Kansas City Star columnist, Steve Penn, is in the background during the 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 making remarks at the Coda Jazz Fund Lifetime Achievements Awards event
Ahmad Alaadeen making remarks after receiving his award. Kansas City Star columnist, Steve Penn, is in the background during the 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 making remarks to an audience in the Governor's Mansion
Ahmad Alaadeen, holding a tenor saxophone while addressing an audience during a performance at the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri., June 19, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen meets with politicians
An image of a photograph clipped out of a publication of Councilwoman Bonnie Sue Cooper, Missouri Governor John Ashcroft, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a flat cap and holding a tenor saxophone, stand together for a photograph an unidentified outdoor event. The headstock of a double bass is visible above Governor Ashcroft's head. An unidentified man stands behind Councilwoman Cooper., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen on a panel for MAAA
Participants of a Mid-America Arts Alliance jazz panel, including Ahmad Alaadeen (second from right), Michael Parkinson (third from right) and Dick Wright (fourth from right) at an unidentified venue., March 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen on stage
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white fedora, closes his eyes and leans back as he blows into saxophone with a Kansas City skyline backdrop behind him during 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 on the street
Ahmad Alaadeen and Carmell Jones, wearing a ball cap, with bags hanging from their right shoulders, walk on the street in the 18th and Vine District, possibly an event in conjunction with Robert Altman's film "Kansas City". Jay McShann's face is visible over Ahmad's left shoulder., 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 2: 6x4
Ahmad Alaadeen outside with a fan
Ahmad Alaadeen smiles as he stands at an unidentified outdoor setting. A person in a folding chair and mobile toilets are visible behind him., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen outside with a fan
Ahmad Alaadeen stands outside with an unidentified man wearing a bowtie and suspenders., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen participates in mixing genres of music
An unidentified guitarist, Chris Clarke (piano), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), an unidentified harmonica player, Tyrone Clark (bass, mostly obscured), an unidentified fiddler, and an unidentified banjo player perform during "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.
Ahmad Alaadeen participates in mixing genres of music
Chris Clarke (piano), Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), an unidentified harmonica player, Tyrone Clark (bass, mostly obscured), an unidentified fiddler, and an unidentified banjo player perform during "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.
Ahmad Alaadeen peaks out from below the brim of his hat while playing a soprano saxophone
Ahmad Alaadeen peaks up and to his right from behind his glass and below the brim of a straw hat he is wearing while playing a soprano saxophone 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 performing
Ahmad Alaadeen, seated from his left side, blows into a saxophone. Another very solemn man is visible seated behind Ahmad., 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a tuxedo, blows into a tenor saxophone while performing at an unidentified venue. A Drummers (Musicians) hands playing a drum set and a keyboard are visible behind Ahmad., August 28, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing at Kansas Music Educators workshop in Wichita, Kansas
Ahmad Alaadeen (sax, standing far right) and band director Charlie Menghini (standing, back to camera, left) with the Olathe North High School Jazz Band; performing a morning concert at the Kansas Music Educators Association's State In-Service Workshop; Ramada Broadview Crystal Ballroom; Wichita, Kansas., February 27, 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing at Mutual Musicians Foundation
Ahmad Alaadeen, from his left side, performing at Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. He stands in front of a wall of 8 x 10 black and white headshot photographs., June 9, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 2: 5x7
Ahmad Alaadeen performing at New Pointe Grill
Ahmad Alaadeen, playing a soprano saxophone and performing at New Point Grille in Kansas City, Missouri., May 19, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing at The Blue Room
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a Dashiki-style shirt, performing by playing a soprano saxophone at The Blue Room in the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing at UMKC for the Kansas City Jazz Band Festival
Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), stands at the front of the stage while performing with an unidentified jazz band during the Kansas City Jazz Band Festival at University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely between 2001-2010, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen performing at a jazz festival in Topeka
Tyrone Clark (bass) and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone); performing at the Topeka Performing Arts Center during the Topeka Jazz Festival., May 28, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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