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.
A guitar neck is visible as well as a drum set behind Ahmad Alaadeen (soprano saxophone), wearing a fedora, Tyrone Clark (bass), and an unidentified keyboard player performing at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
A bass player stand in the corner of the Mutual Musicians Foundation wearing a straw hat and looking down at the bass. Luqman Hamza sits at the piano smiling down to his left. Karrin Allyson share the piano bench with Luqman and is smiling to her left and watching the saxophonist. Tommy Ruskin is playing the drums just behind Ahmad Alaadeen who closes his eyes as he blows into a tenor saxophone at the DownBeat Magazine Shoot. The wall behind the band is wood paneling with many 8 1/2 x 11 photographs and a banner.
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."
Ahmad Alaadeen sitting at a table while fellow recipient Dick Wright stands directly behind him talking to someone during the Jazz Heritage Awards reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The crowd is visible around them.
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
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.
An unidentified drummer, Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, Tyrone Clark (bass), and an unidentified pianist perform at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.
Sonny Kenner (guitar, vocals), wearing a pith helmet and bending his knees as he sings into a microphone, performs with an unidentified drummer, Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, and Tyrone Clark (bass, mostly obscured), during an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
Ahmad Alaadeen, his back to the camera, lifts his arms as he is working with a group of jazz instrumental students listening intently during a jazz workshop at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. An unidentified man stands to Ahmad's left.
A group of jazz instrument students smile as Ahmad Alaadeen working with them during a jazz workshop at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Ahmad's back is to the photographer. An unidentified man stands to Ahmad's left.
From the band's right, a student takes the alto saxophone solo while Ahmad Alaadeen stands on the stage with the Moberly High School jazz ensemble students in the finale, "Duke's Place" during the Alaadeen and the Deans of Swing concert following a clinic at the school in the Moberly Municipal Auditorium in Moberly, Missouri.
Sonny Kenner (guitar), Ahmad Alaadeen (tenor saxophone), wearing a fedora, an unidentified drummer, and Tyrone Clark (bass) performing at an outdoor concert on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. One fan is visible leaning on a store front behind the band.
Band director Jerry Hoover puts his right arm around the shoulders of Ahmad Alaadeen at Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU) night of 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. Both are smiling at the photographer. Sepia-toned photograph.