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Matt Kane: Acknowledgement

Read "Acknowledgement" reviewed by Don Phipps

A hard-charging affair interlaced with charm, Matt Kane's Acknowledgement, surely stands as an homage to some of the jazz giants associated with jny: Kansas City. Three of the compositions were penned by Bobby Watson, who presently calls Kansas City home [and is Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri--Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music], ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

New Exhibits At The Musical Instrument Museum Pay Tribute To The Genres Best

Ahmad Alaadeen once said, “jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given to the world.” That gift is alive at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix with the opening of two new jazz exhibits that will take visitors on a journey through the past, present and future of this incredible ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Dysfunctional: Life Journeys of a Second Generation Jazz Musician

Dysfunctional: Life Journeys of a Second Generation Jazz Musician

Dysfunctional is the curious title of a gritty and revealing autobiography written figurative minutes before the passing on to ancestry of a Kansas City treasure, master saxophonist Ahmad Alaadeen. Subtitled “life journeys of a second generation jazz musician," that's precisely where Alaadeen places himself in the jazz lineage—among the second generation of musicians who came up ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Ahmad Alaadeen Funeral / Wake / Memorial Services Info: Jazz Saxman-Educator-Composer-Author Dies at 76

Ahmad Alaadeen Funeral / Wake / Memorial Services Info: Jazz Saxman-Educator-Composer-Author Dies at 76

Ahmad S. Alaadeen an American “Jazz Master" saxophonist, composer, educator, author has died at the age of 76 years on August 15th, 2010...noted for his contribution to the world of jazz for 60+ years he was particularly well known in the Kansas City, Mo jazz scene and 35 years as an educator. He had a career ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Ahmad Alaadeen, 76, Jazz Master, Dies

Ahmad Alaadeen, 76, Jazz Master, Dies

Crosses Six Decades of Jazz Music "Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world." —Alaadeen Ahmad S. Alaadeen
Saxophonist, Composer, Educator, Author
July 24, 1934—August 15, 2010 KANSAS CITY, Missouri—August 16, 2010—Ahmad Alaadeen, whose virtuosity crossed more than six decades of the jazz music ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Alaadeen: The Rest of the Story

Alaadeen: The Rest of the Story

The Rest of the Story
Ahmad S. Alaadeen
Spiral Bound Manual; 53 pages
ISBN: 6-38087-01012-6
Fandeen Publising
2009

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Methods to Finding Yourself as a Soloist

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ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Ahmad Alaadeen

Read "Take Five With Ahmad Alaadeen" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Ahmad Alaadeen: Born in Kansas City, Alaadeen grew up around music. “I listened to all types of styles. I went to Philharmonic concerts, loved Lester Young, liked T-Bone Walker and was crazy about Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson." He began on the saxophone when he was in sixth grade, in time also mastering flute, clarinet and oboe. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ahmad Alaadeen: Time Through The Ages

Read "Time Through The Ages" reviewed by Jim Santella

Alaadeen has been working in the mainstream of jazz for over forty years, starting out with legends such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Stan Kenton. Released in mid-1997, Time Through The Ages places the saxophonist in acoustic small group settings with varying personnel. More information concerning the session leader may be found at ...