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1988 Playboy Jazz Festival Line-Up
Publicity photo featuring the 1988 Playboy Jazz Festival line-up: Ray Charles, Jay Beckenstein, Timeless All-Stars, Jon Faddis, Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham, Dizzy Gillespie, Ahmad Jamal, Dave Valentin, Airto & Floria Purim, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby McFerrin., June 19, 1988, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo border: [logo with text] Tenth Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival ; Sunday, June 19, 1988, 1988 Playboy Jazz Festival line-up (clockwise, left to right) Ray Charles, Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyra (above), The Timeless All-Stars (below), Jon Faddis (above), Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham (below), Dizzy Gillespie, Ahmad Jamal, Dave Valentin, Airto & Flora Purim, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby McFerrin.
Arthur Mitchell dancing with Suzanne Farrell
Arthur Mitchell & Suzanne Farrell dancing on stage to the song Slaughter on Tenth Avenue during a performance of On Your Toes; other dancers (three men, three Women ) are also on stage with them., 1968?, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Stamped on verso: New York City Ballet, New York State Theater [address]; Slaughter on Tenth Avenue from the Rodgers & Hart musical comedy On Your Toes, music by Richard Rodgers, Choreography by George Balanchine, Scenery by Jo Mielziner, Costumes by Irene Sharaff ; Suzanne Farrell, Arthur Mitchell.
At the Cheatham Jam Session
Jimmy Cheatham (trombone), Jim Zollar, Dinky Morris (saxophone), Jimmy Noone Jr. (clarinet), unidentified, Billy (harmonica), in a row at a Cheatham Jam Session; Cheatham is in a hat and is holding his trombone; there's a microphone, music stand, and piano beside the group., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: Bill Miller, freelance photographer, [phone number]; Handwritten post-it note on verso: Jimmy Cheatham - Jim Zollar - Dinky Morris - Jimmy Noone, Jr. (unknown) Billy at the Cheatham Jam Session.
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.
Bernie Hamilton
Publicity photo of Bernie Hamilton with a van dyke and wearing an ascot; facing the camera with a serious look., No date; likely 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Signed by Hamilton on photo recto: Pour les Cheathams my best Bernie Hamilton.
Big Mama Thornton applauding
Big Mama Thornton in a straw hat and seated at a table facing to the left of the photo; she's applauding and there is a bottle, some sort of leafy centerpiece, and a black handbag on the table with her., 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 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.
Bobby Smith playing saxophone
Bobby Smith playing "Tippin' In" on his saxophone at Jam Session in San Diego, California; he's turned to the left of the photo and wearing a white shirt; another, unidentified, person is partially seen behind him playing double bass., 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: Bobby Smith playing "Tippin' In" at the Jam Session, San Diego, CA.
Bryant Gumbel
Publicity photo of Bryant Gumbel in a suit, facing the camera, and smiling., 1990, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Inscribed by Gumbel on photo recto: To Jeannie & Jimmy- All my best Bryant Gumbel; Stamp on photo verso: © 1990 National Broadcasting Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
Buddy Collette and Calvin Jackson
Buddy Collette playing saxophone with Calvin Jackson seen beside him at the Cheathams' Jam Session; Collette is facing the left of the photo., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on photo border: Buddy Collette - Calvin Jackson at the Cheatham's Jam Session.
Cab Calloway and Jeannie Cheatham
Publicity photograph featuring a gesticulating Cab Calloway in a white suit, a clarinet by his side, and Jeannie Cheatham, also in white, seated at a piano and looking over her shoulder back towards Calloway., 1984, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; Text on bottom border of first copy: Cab Calloway (left) Jeannie Cheatham (right); Handwritten text on second copy: Jeannie Cheatham - Cab Calloway.
Cab Calloway and Jeannie Cheatham on stage
Cab Calloway on stage directing a band with Jeannie Cheatham playing piano; eleven other band members are shown wearing black and Calloway and Cheatham wearing white; sign on stage behind the band reads "Cab Calloway & orchestra with special guest Chris Calloway; Jeannie is to the left of the photo with her back to the camera and Calloway is to the right turned sideways looking over toward Jeannie; unknown venue., 1984, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Front of photo hand signed by Cab Calloway.
Calvin Jackson playing piano
Calvin Jackson playing piano on stage during the Cheatham Jam Session in San Diego in 1983; he's wearing a suit and tie and facing the right of the photo; the hand of a double bassist and part of the double bass can be seen behind him along with part of a drum set., 1983, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Calvin Jackson performing at the Cheatham Jam Session San Diego, CA.
Charles McPherson with saxophone
Charles McPherson playing saxophone into a microphone on stage during the Cheathams' Jam Session in San Diego in 1983; behind him Jimmy Cheatham and part of Dinky Morris can be seen., 1983, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Charles McPherson performing at the Cheatham Jam Session San Diego, CA 1983.
Charles McPherson with saxophone
Charles McPherson, guest artist with the Sweet Baby Blues Band, with part of his saxophone visible; he's wearing dark clothes and has a greying beard; looking at the camera., 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: Charles McPherson.
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.
Cheathams and friends
Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham with unidentified group of standing on a stair landing outside a house or apartment; all looking at the camera and smiling., November 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Date stamp on photo: NOV 61.
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.
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone; against a black background and turned a bit to the right of the photo., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo border: Curtis Peagler.
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone in a club; wearing a white jacket and sunglasses with others partially seen behind him and a string of lights above him; turned to the left of the photo;, No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler with his saxophone
Curtis Peagler wearing a black shirt, patterned suspenders, and holding a saxophone; looking forward at the camera., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo border: Curtis Peagler; Pablo [with logo].
Dinky Morris performing
Dinky Morris playing saxophone; another unidentified man's face is behind him; facing the right of the photograph; unknown venue., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Dinky Morris.
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.
Enjoying time outside
Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham seated on a covered lawn swing with two unidentified men in lawn chairs enjoying drinks and leisure time; hedges and trees behind them., November 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Date stamp on photo: NOV 61.
George Duvivier and his bass
George Duvivier, seated and looking to the left, wearing dark framed glasses with the neck of his bass visible next to him; he's wearing a suit and tie., No date; likely 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten text on photo border: George Duvivier courtesy of Edberger-Roger Field; Handwritten text (partially visible) on photo: photo by Roger Field.

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