Babs Gonzales
Babs Gonzales with a cigarette looking to the left of the photo., No date; likely 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten on photo border: Babs Gonzales.
Bassist Jerry Evans
Jerry Evans with hand on the neck of his bass as if playing; he's wearing a suit and leaning in toward the right., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheatham's Jazz Showcase performing
"Cheatham's Jazz Showcase" performance showing vocalist Gene Lee in a white jacket in front of a microphone while the rest of the band is behind him with Jimmy Cheatham conducting (back to the camera); shown are: Elvin Shepard (tenor sax) ; Bob Crump (alto sax) ; Museyf Shareef (trombone) ; Eggie Riding (trombone) ; Jimmy Cheatham (conductor, arranger) ; Jean Cheatham (piano) ; Jerry Evans (bass violin) ; Cubby Copeland (drums) ; Jimmy Legge (tuba)., 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo border: 'Cheathams' Jazz Showcase Musicians Club - Buffalo, New York; Left to right: Gene Lee/vocalist, Elvin Shepard/Tenor sax, Bob Crump/alto sax, Museyf Shareef/trombone, Eggie Riding/trombone, Jimmy Cheatham/conductor-arranger, Jean Cheatham, piano, Jerry Evans, bass violin, Cubby Copeland, drums, Jimmy Legge, tuba; handwritten date on border: 1959.
Cheatham's Jazz Showcase performing
"Cheatham's Jazz Showcase" performance showing vocalist Gene Lee in a white jacket in front of a microphone while the rest of the band is behind him with Jimmy Cheatham conducting (back to the camera); shown are: Elvin Shepard (tenor sax) ; Bob Crump (alto sax) ; Museyf Shareef (trombone) ; Eggie Riding (trombone) ; Jimmy Cheatham (conductor, arranger) ; Jean Cheatham (piano) ; Jerry Evans (bass violin) ; Cubby Copeland (drums) ; Jimmy Legge (tuba)., 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo border: 'Cheathams' Jazz Showcase Musicians Club - Buffalo, New York; Left to right: Gene Lee/vocalist, Elvin Shepard/Tenor sax, Bob Crump/alto sax, Museyf Shareef/trombone, Eggie Riding/trombone, Jimmy Cheatham/conductor-arranger, Jean Cheatham, piano, Jerry Evans, bass violin, Cubby Copeland, drums, Jimmy Legge, tuba; Handwritten inscription on photo face: Johanx for your gracious support Jeanny & Jimmy Cheatham [musical notes, smiley face]; handwritten date on border: 1959.
Cheathams Jazz Showcase
Photo of Jimmy Cheatham leading a band at the Musicians Club in Buffalo, New York with Gene Lee in a white jacket singing at a microphone; Jimmy's back is turned away from the camera, looking at the band; saxophone, trombones, Jeannie Cheatham on piano and bass are seen., 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo border: 'Cheathams' Jazz Showcase Musicians Club - Buffalo, New York; Left to right: Gene Lee/vocalist, Elvin Shepard/Tenor sax, Bob Crump/alto sax, Museyf Shareef/trombone, Eggie Riding/trombone, Jimmy Cheatham/conductor-arranger, Jean Cheatham/piano, Jerry Evans/bass violin, Cubby Copeland/drums, Jimmy Legge/tuba.
Jazz band
Unidentified jazz ensemble with singer performing; all African Americans and includes a double bassist, drummer, pianist and woman singer in front of a microphone., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jean Evans publicity photo
Publicity photo of Jean Evans Cheatham for the Colvinaires; head and shoulders portrait of her in a strapless dress with necklace and one hand to her cheek looking halfway to the right., No date; likely early to mid 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo border: Jean Evans, piano, vocals, "The Colvinaires".
Jimmy Cheatham holding a tangerine
Jimmy Cheatham leaning against a car wearing a light colored jacket and holding a tangerine in his hands; automotive signs or banners are behind him., 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten on photo: subject: "Tangerine in hand" ; Handwritten text on verso: This was taken in West[?] by Sal [possibly?] Bailey an artist with great acclaim here in Calif. He now resides at the Fairmont Hotel in Frisco. Truly a fine friend. By the way he did a painting of the King & Queen while they were visiting Frisco- also staying at the Fairmont & will be commissioned by them to come to their homeland to do more of same.
Jo Jones
Jo Jones playing drums and laughing; photo taken from a point lower than Jones and is seen over a cymbal., No date; likely 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo: Jo Jones--P. Hoeffler/CTSImages.
Sweets Edison and Illinois Jacquet
Publicity photo of Sweets Edison, holding his trumpet, with Illinois Jacquet, playing his saxophone; Jacquet is seated in a chair and facing toward the left; Edison is also seated and facing forward and looking directly at the camera; both men are in hats., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Print of original publicity photo; includes inscription on photo face: Flying home, To Jimmy and Jeannie from Brother Illinois Jacquet.
Sweets Edison and Illinois Jacquet
Publicity photo of Sweets Edison, holding his trumpet, with Illinois Jacquet, playing his saxophone; Jacquet is seated in a chair and facing toward the left; Edison is also seated and facing forward and looking directly at the camera; both men are in hats., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text at bottom of photo recto: Sweets Edison / Illinois Jacquet; includes inscription on photo face: Flying home, To Jimmy and Jeannie from Brother Illinois Jacquet.
Toddler on the couch
Toddler girl in pigtails wearing all white clothes and shoes seated on a couch next to a blanket; likely the Cheatham's daughter Shirley., 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.