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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.
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.
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.
At the airport
Members of the Sweet Baby Blues Band posing for a photo while at an airport (Red Callender, Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris, Clora Bryant, Rickey Woodard. Curtis Pegler, Jeannie Cheatham, an unidentified man, and Jimmy Cheatham; Clora and Jimmy are both wearing t-shirts with the Jazz Showcase's logo on them., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Band performing
Members of the Sweet Baby Blues Band (Dinky Morris, Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham, unidentified, Curtis Peagler, Rickey Woodard, unidentified, and Ironman Harris) on stage performing at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bubba Jackson's black drawers
Publicity photo of Bubba Jackson and Jimmy Cheatham performing at the Long Beach Jazz Festival; Cheatham is standing to the right while Jackson is standing in front of a microphone while wearing a pair of black underwear over his white pants; audience members and a police officer are seen along the left hand side of the photo and above them is a banner reading, in part, "Jazz FM 88 K---" (likely meaning KLON-FM 88.1)., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on photo's border: "Bubba" Jackson's black drawers & Jimmy Cheatham at the Long Beach, CA Jazz Festival; photo- Sylvia Gordon.
By a koi pond
Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham standing together with an unidentified Japanese man for a photo beside a large koi pond with tree branches shading them from the sun; in Japan., 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
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.
Cheatham's speaking with a friend
Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham seated at a table and speaking to an unidentified African American man in a white jacket; two other unidentified people are seen on the level above them; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheatham's with Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris, and others
Jimmy Cheatham standing behind Jeannie, seated in a yellow chair, with Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris, and two unidentified other men (one African American, one white) standing beside them; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheatham's with Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris, and others
Jimmy Cheatham standing behind Jeannie, seated in a yellow chair, with Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris, and another unidentified man standing beside them; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheathams
Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham posing for a picture taken by a second photographer; they are facing that camera to the right of the photo; other people and part of a trumpet can be seen., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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 Rickey Woodard
Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham (middle and right) posing for a photo with Rickey Woodard (left) at a concert of his; all facing the camera and smiling; unidentified venue., May 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Rickey's concert 5/95 [Jeannie's signature that includes an initial drawing of a rose].
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.
Cheathams and friend
Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham posing for a photo with an unidentified African American man in a hotel lobby; part of a luggage cart and the front doors can be seen behind them along with an exit sign., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
Cheathams and others at a restaurant
Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham with Rickey Woodard and several Japanese men eating at a row of tables in a restaurant in Japan., 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheathams receiving an award
Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham receiving the African American Musicians Lifetime Achievement Award in San Diego; Hollis Hassell in a red jacket is about to hand the award to them., 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: African American Museum Heritage Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award S.D. 2002.
Cheathams with Clora Bryant
Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham seated with Clora Bryant on three chairs in a row at 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; Jeannie is in red and side-hugging Clora and Jimmy is in black with a black hat; all facing the camera and smiling; several others are seen behind them, many wearing traditional African dress., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheathams with Mel Lewis and Jay McShann
Mel Lewis, Jeannie Cheatham, Jay McShann, and Jimmy Cheatham all standing together outside of a white luxury car in a parking lot for a photo; Jimmy is carrying a stack of papers in one hand; hills can be seen behind them., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheathams with friends
Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham posing for a photo with an unidentified, older white couple at the Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference in 2006 in San Diego; all are facing the camera and smiling., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheathams, Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris and friend
Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham with Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris, wearing sunglasses, and one other, unidentified man posing for a photo together; everyone but the unidentified man is wearing a matching red outfit; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheathams, Dinky Morris, and others
Jeannie Cheatham, seated in a yellow chair, with Jimmy Cheatham standing beside her and Dinky Morris and another unidentified man seated beside her; other people are seen standing about including one man taking a picture of the seated group and another man holding a drink in his hand; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheathams, Dinky Morris, and others
Jeannie Cheatham seated in a yellow chair with Jimmy Cheatham standing behind her; Dinky Morris is seated on the right and three unidentified white people are also standing and sitting around her; beside them is a table set with drinks and mixers; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant and the Cheathams
Unidentified woman in royal blue African style dress standing in front of Jeannie Cheatham and they are passing a copy of Jeannie's autobiography between them; on either side of them are Jimmy Cheatham, in a hat, and Clora Bryant, with a pendant shaped like a trumpet; Clora is looking at something out of the photo's frame; at the Zora Neale Hurston Award given by the National Association of Black Storytellers in 2006 in San Diego., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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