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.
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a ball cap, sitting at Missouri Children's Fountain, by Jamie Anderson, in front of the Governor's Mansion to honor Caroline Allen (Carrie) Crittendon who died while her father, Thomas Crittendon, was governor of Missouri, during Alaadeen's visit to the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Ahmad Alaadeen sits in front of the bar playing a tenor saxophone while performing at BB's Lawnside BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri. An unidentified man sits next to Ahmad at the bar looking at Ahmad as Ahmad performs.
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a white fedora, and Jay McShann sit in a room with wood paneled walls and grin at the photographer the day of the Spirit Festival at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
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.
Ahmad Alaadeen, casually dressed, looking over his saxophone as he gets ready to rehearse for a performance in the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri. He is reflected in a floor-to-ceiling mirror on the wall.