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Mike Metheny, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Horace Washington during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Mike Metheny, wearing a leather flat cap, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a beret, and Horace Washington smile at the photographer during the "21-Sax Salute" at Charlie Parker's gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri., 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Mike Metheny, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Horace Washington during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Mike Metheny, wearing a leather flat cap, Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a beret, and Horace Washington during the "21-Sax Salute" at Charlie Parker's gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri. Horace is looking to his right at smiling at Ahmad., 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Mike Warren, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen
Mike Warren, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, stand with their arms around each others' shoulders and look directly at the photographer 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.
Mike Warren, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen cross their arms
Mike Warren, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, stand and cross their arms across their chests and attempt to look serious 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.
Mike Warren, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen ham it up
Mike Warren, Chris Clarke, Tyrone Clark, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, stand and make humorous gestures 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.
Nation of Islam event
Nathaniel Muhammad (Honorable Elijah Muhammad's son), Muhammad Shabazz, John Muhammad (Honorable Elijah Muhammad's brother), stand arm in arm in the front of the photograph smiling at the photographer. Ahmad Alaadeen is in the background, far right at an unidentified Nation of Islam event., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Nation of Islam event in Chicago, Illinois
Members of the Nation of Islam gathered on the steps outside an unidentified mosque building in Chicago, Illinois., August 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Norman Hedman and Ahmad Alaadeen hanging out backstage
Norman Hedman and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a Dashiki style shirt, seated on a couch, smile at the photographer as they point at each other backstage 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.
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.
Paseo Academy jazz band listens to Ahmad Alaadeen teach
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a tam, stands behind and looks down at a seated student thinking while teaching a class of jazz ensemble students of Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Missouri., 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Paseo Academy jazz band listens to Ahmad Alaadeen teach
Ahmad Alaadeen, standing and wearing a tam, teaching a class of seated jazz ensemble students of Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Missouri. Trombone players are visible seated behind Ahmad Alaadeen and two saxophone players., 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Possibly Julie Turner and Ahmad Alaadeen perform
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, plays a tenor saxophone as, likely, Julie Turner sing while performing with an unidentified bass player and drummer on a stage in an unidentified venue., No date; likely between 1981-1990, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Princess Pat Cox and Ahmad Alaadeen
Pat "Princess" Cox and Ahmad Alaadeen smile at the photographer as they stand outside Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. A crowd is visible behind them., 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Reggie Thomas, Danny Campbell and Ahmad Alaadeen onstage
Reggie Thomas's back is to the photographer as wears a ball cap and plays the piano while looking at Ahmad Alaadeen. Ahmad, wearing a kufi cap, lifts his right foot as he stands and plays a tenor saxophone. Danny Campbell (trumpet), wearing a ball cap, stands behind Ahmad during a performance or rehearsal at an unidentified venue. Another man is visible between the curtains backstage., No date; likely 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Reggie Thomas, Gary Sykes, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Danny Campbell
An unidentified man stands with Reggie Thomas, Gary Sykes, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Danny Campbell, holding a trumpet, stand by draped tables at an unidentified venue and event., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies
Ricky Anderson and Ahmad Alaadeen
Ricky Anderson and Ahmad Alaadeen standing outside Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri., 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Robert Rashad and Ahmad Alaadeen hang out at The Blue Room
Robert Rashad, wearing a flat cap, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a Dashiki-style shirt, (standing) with an unidentified group of people seated at a table at The Blue Room in the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. The museum exhibits and the audience are visible behind the group. The liquor bottles behind the bar are marked over., No date; likely 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Saxophonists and emcee during the 21-sax salute at Charlie Parker's gravesite
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a fedora, and others during the "21-Sax Salute" at Charlie Parker's gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri., August 24, 2008, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Seth Lee and Ahmad Alaadeen hang out offstage
Seth Lee stand with his back to the photographer while an unidentified man and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, hang 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.
Seth Lee playing bass
Seth Lee stands with his back to the photographer as he plays a stand up bass and looks to his right towards an unidentified keyboard player while performing 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.
Seth Lee tries to figure out what's going on with Ahmad Alaadeen
An unidentified man stands to the right of Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, and Seth Lee 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.
Steve Penn, Marilyn Maye, Bobby Watson, and Ahmad Alaadeen enjoy Ahmad's award
Kansas City Star columnist Steve Penn, Marilyn Maye, Bobby Watson, share a laugh as Ahmad Alaadeen shows his award to the photographer backstage 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.
Student jazz saxophonist listens to Ahmad Alaadeen instruct at Paseo Academy
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a tam, and an unidentified jazz ensemble saxophone student during a class of Paseo Academy in Kansas City, Missouri., February 14, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
T.S. Monk and Ahmad Alaadeen
T.S. Monk, perspiring heavily, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, stand backstage at the Gem Theater after the "T.S. Monk: Jammin' at the Gem" concert series in Kansas City, Missouri., January 17, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
T.S. Monk and Ahmad Alaadeen
T.S. Monk, perspiring heavily, stands with his arm around Ahmad Alaadeen's, wearing a kufi cap, should backstage at the Gem Theater after the "T.S. Monk: Jammin' at the Gem" concert series in Kansas City, Missouri., January 17, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
T.S. Monk and Ahmad Alaadeen in conversation
T.S. Monk stands sideways to the photographer as he speaks with Ahmad Alaadeen who is wearing a kufi cap, backstage at the Gem Theater during the "T.S. Monk: Jammin' at the Gem" concert series in Kansas City, Missouri., January 17, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Take a look at the chart of Big Six
A photograph of an instrument chart for "Big Six" from over the back shoulder of an unidentified student drummer probably during a rehearsal for a jazz concert featuring Olathe North High, Oregon Trail Junior High, and Santa Fe Trail Junior High jazz bands, Olathe, Kansas., February 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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