Ahmed Abdullah (originally Leroy Bland, born May 10, 1946 in New York City) is a jazz trumpeter. He began playing when he was 13 years old. By the 1970s he was performing in New York's loft scene, and joined the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1976. Since that time he has played with Chico Freeman, Ronnie Boykins, Charles Brackeen, Steve Reid, John Hicks and Marion Brown. He led his own Solomonic Quintet and recorded for Silkheart and Cadence Jazz.
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