Jay McShann Collection

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Group photo of Jay McShann, James Harmon and others
Group photo of Jay McShann with a black hat (center) with James Harman (far left), Floyd Dixon (2nd from left), Alvin Youngblood Hart (tallest in the back), and two unidentified men and Dave Honeyboy Edwards (far right); all with arms around each other and smiling at the camera., February 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Group photo of Thamon Hayes Rockets
Thamon Hayes' Rockets posing for a photo on the bandstand at Fairyland Park, 75th Street and Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. Hayes is standing (far left) in a line with Ed Lewis, Samuel "Baby" Lovett, Jesse Stone, Richard Smith, Herman Walder, Vic Dickenson, Woody Walder, Harlan Leonard, Booker Washington, and Vernon Page., 1932, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Names printed in the photo margin. Reprint.
Group photo of the Art Smith Kansas City Jazz Band
Reprint of a newspaper or magazine group photo of the Art Smith Kansas City Jazz Band (L to R): Ben Kynard, Charles "Crook" Goodwin, Art Smith, "Sarge" Meyers, Booker T. Washington, "Coots" Dye., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Group photo with Gloria McShann and three others
Gloria McShann posing with group of unidentified people in a private residence; all looking at the camera and smiling., May 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Group photo with Gloria McShann, Lester Blue and three others
Gloria McShann and Lester Blue posing for a photo with three other unidentified people in a living room; all facing the camera and smiling., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Group photo with Jay McShann, Gene Ramey, and five others
Group shot with Jay McShann (bottom left) and Gene Ramey (top right) and five others (two African American men, three African American women); unidentified location or event., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Group photo with Jay McShann, Porter, and others
Jay McShann (far right), Porter, and two unidentified men and two unidentified women all posing together for a photo by a car parked in front of an unidentified home., September 1969, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Group photo with Nobel "Duke" Samuels, Terry Hughes, Mr. Whitekeys, and Jay McShann
Group shot outside (L to R): Nobel Samuels, Terry Hughes, Mr. Whitekeys (club owner), and Jay McShann in Anchorage, Alaska; large hill with a red building in the background., 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Anchorage, Alaska 1991 left to right Nobel Samuels, bass ; Terry Hughes, drums ; Mr. Whitekeys, club owner ; Jay McShann, piano.
Group shot with Aaron "T-Bone" Walker, Paul Gunther, Jay McShann, Hal Singer, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson in Paris, France
Group shot (L to R): Aaron "T-Bone" Walker, Paul Gunther, Jay McShann, Hal Singer, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson; Paris, France., 1969, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: to my friend, Jay-Mac-Shann, Paris 1969 -Shering.
Gus Johnson and Jay McShann examining a photo album
Gus Johnson standing next to Jay McShann as they examine a photo album together; Ralph Sutton is seen behind them resting on a couch; private residence., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Jay, photo by Mona Hinton.
Gus Johnson playing drums
Gus Johnson playing drums during a recording date for radio station KFBI in Wichita, Kansas; fireplace screen is seen behind him and a bottle of soda or beer is at his feet., November 30 to December 2, 1940., Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., With negative in photo's folder.
Gus Johnson playing drums
Gus Johnson playing drums and wearing a light blue suit; red curtain background., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Gus Johnson.
Gus Johnson whispers something to Jay McShann
Gus Johnson whispers something to Jay McShann who is leaning over to hear him and smiling; both seated together at a table during and unknown event; others are seen around them., September 6, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Hilton and surrounding buildings with cars in the street
City street showing cars and buildings, including a Hilton hotel; unknown city., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Hootie's groupies outside the changing rooms of a hotel
Hootie's groupies (from L to R): Ross, Kirby, Gloria Henderson, John Henderson, Oliver Jones, Jane Eddy; Paradise Valley; all standing in a loose group outside the changing rooms at the Paradise Valley hotel; Jane Eddy is looking at the camera., 1990, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso lists the people photographed.
Jack and Jerry at Genevieve's on her birthday
Jack and Jerry standing in Genevieve's living room for her birthday (last names unknown); the piano is behind them and Jerry is holding a drink in one hand., January 15, 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: 15 Jan. '70 Jack & Jerry.
Jack kissing Jennifer on the head
Jack standing next to Jennifer and giving her a kiss on her head; Jennifer is holding an umbrella; both standing by Genevieve's piano and the roses McShann sent are on top of it. Last names unknown., January 15, 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Jan. '70 Jennifer & Jack.
Jay McShann
Jay McShann seated with hands folded; wearing a light grey suit; unidentified location., Likely March 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photos 676-700 comprise photo album 5 (see oversize box 15 for empty photo album, which includes inscription: "To Jay, With Love and Appreciation, Todd").
Jay McShann
Jay McShann seated with hands folded; wearing a light grey suit; unidentified location., Likely March 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photos 676-700 comprise photo album 5 (see oversize box 15 for empty photo album, which includes inscription: "To Jay, With Love and Appreciation, Todd").
Jay McShann acknowledging his bassist
Jay McShann standing up from his piano with arm raised to acknowledge the unidentified bassist; unknown event or location., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's signature on photo face; stamp on verso: This photograph may not be reproduced in any form without express permission of Frank Roberts.
Jay McShann and Aaron Bell in a cabin on the S.S. Norway
Aaron Bell, Jay McShann seated side by side posing for a photo on the bed in a cabin onboard the SS Norway; Bell's arm is around McShann's shoulders; looking at the camera and smiling., October 22, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: 10-22-89 SS Norway, Aaron Bell- bass, Jay McShann- piano.
Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen
Jay McShann seated and smiling widely with Ahmad Alaadeen standing behind him; at the Lincoln Building, 18th and Vine, Kansas City, Missouri., August 21, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen performing
Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen performing while being filmed by a white male cameraman; other people can be seen behind them; at the Lincoln Building, 18th and Vine, Kansas City, Missouri., August 21, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and Brian Harmon
Jay McShann and Brian Harmon; unknown venue., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and Buddy Tate
Jay McShann laughing at something Buddy Tate is telling him; both seated beside each other at a table during and unknown even in Denver, Colorado; other people can be seen behind them; a glass of wine is on the table., September 6, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Jay McShann, Buddy Tate, Labor Day 1982, Denver.
Jay McShann and Buddy Tate
Jay McShann speaking with Jay McShann at a table during and unknown event in Denver, Colorado; Tate is holding a drink and has one hand to his chest and is looking over at McShann who is laughing; other attendees can be seen behind them., September 6, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and Claude Williams at the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Claude Williams, Jay McShann having a conversation at a small table in the Mutual Musicians Foundation building; Kansas City, Missouri; a carafe of water and two cups are on the table with them and McShann is pointing with a finger; unidentified musician playing a saxophone can be partially seen in the foreground., 1971, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Musicians local Claude Williams, Jay McShann 1971 18-Highland K.C. Mo.
Jay McShann and David Driver
Jay McShann posing for a photo with David Driver in London, England; McShann is wearing a grey suit with black shirt, and Driver is wearing a grey windbreaker with plaid shirt; both facing the camera and smiling., April 30, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: With David Driver, London, England- Pizza in the park, Friday 30th April 1982.

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