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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.
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.
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.
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.
Charles Owen playing saxophone
Charles Owens playing saxophone at the Horton Grand Hotel in San Diego; wearing a black jacket and facing the right of the photo; partial views of some audience members in front of him., July 5, 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Horton Grand 07-05-95 [stylized rose] Jeannie; Charles Owens.
Charles Owen playing saxophone
Charles Owen, facing the right of the photo, playing saxophone at the Horton Grand Hotel in San Diego; a few audience members can be seen behind him., July 5, 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Horton Grand 07-05-95 [stylized rose] Jeannie.
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.
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 in a red dress with a large red flower in her hair playing trumpet amidst the audience at the Blue Note in New York City; behind her is Rickey Woodard playing his saxophone; she is facing the right of the photo and Woodard the front., 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
Curtis Peagler and Dinky Morris
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone in front of Dinky Morris seated at a table; another, unidentified, African American man seated next to Morris can be seen watching; Peagler is wearing red suspenders, matching hat and sunglasses and Morris is also wearing a red hat; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler and Rickey Woodard performing together
Curtis Pegler (saxophone) and Rickey Woodard (clarinet) playing facing each other at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; Peagler is wearing a black leather jacket and red hat with sunglasses., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler and Rickey Woodard playing saxophones
Curtis Peagler and Rickey Woodard playing saxophones at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; Peagler is wearing red suspenders, sunglasses, and a red beret; a sign reading "Jazz Showcase" is above them., June 20-25, 1989, 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
Curtis Peagler on break
Curtis Peagler standing with his saxophone while holding a white coffee mug; he's wearing a black shirt, sunglasses, red suspenders, and a red beret; behind is Ironman Harris seated at his drum set; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler performing in a bar
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone in the middle of a crowded bar and wearing a red hat; a crowd of people are seated all around him; a banner on the left side of the poster reads "Blue Note"., No date; likely June 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Developer's mark on verso gives date "JUN 1989".
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 playing saxophone
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone amongst a set of tables with audience members around him; wearing a red hat and suspenders with sunglasses at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone
Curtis Peagler wearing sunglasses and a red hat playing saxophone at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; facing to the left., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone and facing the right of the photo; he's wearing a black leather jacket, red bow tie, and sunglasses; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler serenade
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone in front of an unidentified, elderly, African American woman in a hat seated at a table; two other men are seen seated behind her and another man in a red sweater is seated near her watching; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, 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 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.

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