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Big Mama Thornton at the microphone
Big Mama Thornton singing into a microphone held close to her mouth; she's wearing a straw hat and facing to the left of the photo., 1984, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on the bottom right border of the photo: Sean Huxly 84.
Big Mama Thornton singing
Big Mama Thornton singing into a microphone; wearing a cowboy hat and sparkly floral patterned shirt; head turned to look over to the right., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Big Mama Willie Mae Thornton
Big Mama Thornton holding a microphone close to her face; wearing a cowboy hat, pinstripe suit jacket and looking at the camera smiling., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on bottom border of photo: Big Mama Willie Mae Thornton.
Claudia Russell at the microphone
Claudia Russell, emcee, speaking in front of a microphone at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; a drum set is beside her., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Clora Bryant playing trumpet
Clora Bryant playing trumpet on stage in front of a microphone as part of the Sweet Baby Blues Band., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on label affixed to verso: Sweet Baby Blues Band, Clora Bryant.
Clora Bryant with her award plaque
Clora Bryant standing with upraised arms and holding her plaque for winning the Zora Neale Hurston Award given by the National Association of Black Storytellers in 2006 in San Diego; Clora is wearing a black and white outfit with matching hat with a pendant in the shape of a trumpet; she is looking to the left while behind her an unidentified woman in blue traditional African dress is adjusting a microphone; two other unidentified Women , one also in African dress, are also seen behind Bryant., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Conference speaker
Unidentified African American man in black African traditional dress speaking into a microphone and pointing; at the Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference in 2006 in San Diego., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler and others at the Blue Note
Clora Bryant, Curtis Peagler (saxophone), Rickey Woodard (saxophone), Dinky Morris (saxophone) and an unidentified double bassist on stage at the Blue Note in New York City; Peagler and Morris are wearing bright red hats; members of a crowded audience can be seen below them and above them is a sign with the Blue Note's logo., June 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Developer's stamp on verso gives date of JUN 1989
Dinky Morris and Ironman Harris performing together
Dinky Morris, saxophone, and Ironman Harris, drums, performing together on stage on Harbor Island, San Diego., No date; likely 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dinky Morris and Jeannie Cheatham on stage
Dinky Morris, in a red vest and matching hat, playing soprano saxophone on stage in front of a microphone; behind is an unidentified bassist and Jeannie Cheatham, also in red, playing piano and looking over at Morris; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; a sign with the name of the club is over them., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dinky Morris and saxophonist
Dinky Morris adjusting a microphone in front of an unidentified African American saxophonist while he plays on stage; on Harbor Island, San Diego., February 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Developer's stamp on verso gives date of FEB 85.
Dinky Morris on Harbor Island
Dinky Morris playing saxophone on stage at a night club on Harbor Island, San Diego; he's wearing a tan jacket and a microphone is in front of him and orange streamers above him., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Doc Cheatham on stage
"Doc" Cheatham on stage holding his trumpet while looking at an unidentified man applauding him, also on stage; microphones, a trombone, and a drum set can also be seen., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Doc Cheatham playing trumpet
"Doc" Cheatham on stage playing trumpet in front of a microphone and using a mute; behind him an unidentified drummer playing a blue set of drums and an unidentified double bassist can be see accompanying him., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dorothy Donegan playing piano
Dorothy Donegan playing piano; only part of her hands and the piano are seen; she's facing to the right and wearing a green-striped dress., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on photo border: Dorothy Donegan, photo - Gail Jacobson.
Drew Cady and Monica Ball at the microphone
Drew Cady and Monica Ball speaking together at a microphone on stage at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; both are laughing and looking toward the middle left of the photo., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Earl Fatha Hines holding a microphone
Earl "Fatha" Hines in a light colored suit with polka-dot tie on stage holding a microphone and smiling., No date; likely early 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Inscription on photo recto: To Jeannie Earl Fatha Hines; handwritten text on photo border: Earl Hines to Jeannie- South Bend, Ind.; 2 copies.
Jack Wheaton playing piano
Jack Wheaton playing piano with a microphone set up near him; playing and speaking at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; facing the right of the photo and taken from a level below him looking up at him., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Jay McShann playing piano
Jay McShann playing piano and looking down at the keys with a microphone mounted near him; photo taken from the other end of the piano between the lid and the insides of the piano., 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's signature on verso: Larry Okmin 1982.
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.
Jazz musicians performing
Two unidentified jazz musicians on stage performing; the man in glasses on the left is playing trombone, and the man in the striped shirt is playing a trumpet and using a mute; a microphone is in front of them and a large banner on which the word "Jazz" is the only one fully seen is behind them., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jeannie Cheatham and Benny Carter
Promotional portraits of Jeannie Cheatham and Benny Carter for Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz radio program (likely air date 2/20/89); Cheatham is at the piano, laughing, with a microphone in front of her; Carter is holding his saxophone and turned to the left of the photo and smiling., February 20, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo border: Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Season XI; Jeannie Cheatham (left), an accomplished pianist with a beautiful voice, joins Marian McPartland during the eleventh season of the award-winning MARIAN MCPARTLAND'S PIANO JAZZ. Alto saxophonist, trumpeter, arranger, composer, bandleader and legend Benny Carter (right) is universally recognized as a principal architect of the big band swing style. PIANO JAZZ, NPR's most widely carried jazz program airs [blank line] at [blank line] on [blank line].
Jeannie Cheatham and Bob Boss
Jeannie Cheatham seated at the piano with a microphone beside her looking out into the audience and smiling; behind her can be seen Bob Boss with guitar; on stage at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Jeannie Cheatham and Bob Boss
Jeannie Cheatham at piano and Bob Boss playing guitar beside her on stage at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; Cheatham is looking out at the audience and smiling., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Jeannie Cheatham and Bob Boss
Jeannie Cheatham playing piano (facing right) with a microphone in front of her and Bob Boss playing guitar beyond her at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Jeannie Cheatham and Gene Harris playing a duet
Jeannie Cheatham playing a duet with Gene Harris at the piano during a tribute to Carl Jefferson; Harris' head is turned to the side to look at Jeannie., Between 1992 and 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on photo border: Jeannie Cheatham, Gene Harris play duets, Tribute to Carl Jefferson.
Jeannie Cheatham and Jay McShann
Jeannie Cheatham seated with Jay McShann at a piano with a microphone in front of them; both are smiling and Jeannie seems to have a Band-Aid on her upper lip., 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bandage on Jeannie is from frying chicken for Jay ; handwritten note on label on verso: Jeannie Cheatham - Jay McShann Flyin' Fryin' Chicken Blues, photo Larry Okmin ; handwritten on photo verso itself: Larry Okmin 1982.
Jeannie Cheatham at a book signing
Jeannie Cheatham at a book signing; standing at a lectern with a microphone and flipping through a copy of her autobiography; bookshelves are seen behind her; she is looking to the side and pointing at someone., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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