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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 La Jolla Jazz Festival
Jimmy Cheatham directing an unidentified jazz band on an outdoor stage at the La Jolla Jazz Festival; photo taken with Cheatham's back to the camera and the camera at a higher level looking down on the stage., 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
Babs Gonzales
Photo of Babs Gonzales taken from the cover art on his 1967 album "I paid my dues"; set a against a blue background he's resting his chin on a hand holding a cigarette and facing the left., 1967, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note 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.
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 and band members
Group portrait of musicians lined up together outside a building; Rickey Woodard, Nolan Smith, Ironman Harris, Dinky Morris, Curtis Peagler, Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham, Red Callender; Jimmy has his trombone, three others have their saxophones and Red Callender is holding his bass in its case., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Stamped in red ink on verso: Musical staff with the logo "Mr. Jazz"; Handwritten note on label affixed to verso: L-R Ricky Woodard, Nolan Smith (Shaheed), "IronMan" Harris, Dinky Morris, Curtis Pegler, Jeannie Jimmy, George "Red" Callender.
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 with Jimmy Cheatham and others
Jimmy Cheatham (trombone), Dinky Morris (saxophone) playing with two unidentified trombonists and a scarcely seen drummer in front of a fireplace at an 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 - Jimmy.
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.
Drawing of Jeannie Cheatham, Sippie Wallace, and Big Mama Thornton
Publicity reproduction of a painting featuring portraits of Jeannie Cheatham, Sippie Wallace, and "Big Mama" Thornton arranged against a background of blue brush strokes; all are singing; for the KPBS special "Three Generations of the Blues"; artists' signature not clear., 1983, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten numbering on verso: 023a.
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.
Frank Wess
Frank Wess playing clarinet as guest artist with the Sweet Baby Blues Band; wearing a tan jacket and reddish orange shirt; facing the camera., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on label affixed to photo border: Frank Wess.
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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