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Jeannie Cheatham with Joe Lammond
Joe Lammond, President and CEO of NAMM, presenting Jeannie Cheatham with the Music Maker of the Year award at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; Cheatham is holding a microphone to her mouth and holding the award shaped like a clef note; unidentified musicians are seated behind them., 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 with Joe Lammond and John Stephens
Jeannie Cheatham seated at a table with Joe Lammond (NAMM president and CEO) and John Stephens (baritone saxophonist) while at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; Jeannie is in the center looking ahead at the camera; Lammond (left) and Stephens, wearing a trilby (right) and looking across the table at each other., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jeannie Cheatham with John Stephens
Jeannie Cheatham seated at a table next to saxophonist John Stephens at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; both are looking up at the camera and smiling; Stephens is holding a paper cup and the event program open in his hand and wearing a trilby hat; a floral center piece is in front of Jeannie., 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 with Louie Bellson
Jeannie Cheatham posing for a photo with her arm around Louie Bellson; looking forward at the camera., 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on photo border: Los Angeles Jazz Society Life-Time Achievement Award; Louie Bellson, Jeannie Cheatham.
Jeannie Cheatham with Sippie Wallace
Jeannie Cheatham standing next to a piano on stage while looking over at Sippie Wallace in a hat standing and singing in front of a microphone; part of a drum set and an unidentified, seated, white bassist is seen behind them; part of the KPBS special "Three Generations of the Blues"., 1983, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Stamped on verso: Photo by Grace Bell.
Jeannie Cheatham with Sippie Wallace
Jeannie Cheatham seated at a piano on stage while looking over at Sippie Wallace in a hat standing in front of a microphone and looking to the right; part of a drum set and an unidentified, seated, white bassist is seen behind them; part of the KPBS special "Three Generations of the Blues"., 1983, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Stamped on verso: Photo by Grace Bell.
Jeannie Cheatham with eyes closed
Close up portrait of Jeannie Cheatham showing the head only; she's facing to the left with head tilted and eyes closed., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's label on verso: © Bradley Smith, 5858 Desert View Dr., La Jolla, CA, 92037 [phone number cut off].
Jeannie Cheatham with friends
Jeannie Cheatham seated between her sisters Jo Anne and Charlotte Evans on a sofa with an unidentified African American man leaning in over them for the photograph; a baby stroller is partially seen behind them all., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jeannie Cheatham with friends
Jeannie Cheatham posing for a photo with an unidentified white couple in what appears to be their back yard; a lawn chair, folding tray, and fence are beside them; Jeannie is wearing a straw hat., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jeannie Cheatham with headphones at the piano
Jeannie Cheatham playing piano while wearing a set of headphones with a microphone in front of her during a recording session; facing the right of the photo., 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jeannie Cheatham with the microphone
Jeannie Cheatham standing with a microphone in one hand, body turned to the right of the photo and head turned forward to the camera; a piano and a partially seen, unidentified, man with a Sierra Nevada beer bottle at his feet is seated behind 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 with unidentified woman
Jeannie Cheatham seated with unidentified white woman on a couch; balloons can be seen in the background but the occasion is unidentified; both looking up at the camera and smiling., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jeannie Cheatham's childhood home
Photograph of the exterior of the house in Akron, Ohio that Jeannie Cheatham grew up in; one story, painted brown with gas grill and other appliances around., No date; likely 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on label attached to photo's face: The Little House Akron Ohio.
Jeannie Cheatham's friend Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Brown, longtime friend of Jeannie Cheatham, standing on stage with part of a drum set visible behind her as well as a sign reading "Jeannie Cheatham & the Sweet Baby Blues Band" ; 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's grandmother
Hattie Daniels Smart, Jeannie Cheatham's grandmother, aged 92; professional portrait; she's facing the camera with a slight smile and wearing a white hat., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on photo's border: Hattie Daniels Smart Grandma 92 years.
Jeannie Cheatham's great grandmother
Photo of Jeannie Cheatham's great grandmother, Lizzie Jordan Daniels, who was a Blackfoot Native American woman standing outside in her yard; an overturned chair, small shed, and a blanket hanging on a line are behind her; she's wearing a checkered dress, jacket and boots., No date; likely 1890s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on photo's border: Lizzie Jordan Daniels Great Gramma 107 yrs.
Jeannie Cheatham's mother
Portrait photograph of Jeannie Cheatham's mother Elizabeth Smart Evans (M'ma) at age 90; wearing a checked jacket and eyeglasses, she's facing the camera and has a slight smile., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on photo's border: Elizabeth Smart Evans "M'ma" 90 years.
Jeannie Cheatham, Bob Boss, and the rest of the Sweet Baby Blues Band
Jeannie Cheatham at the piano with Bob Boss playing guitar next to her with the rest of the Sweet Baby Blues Band playing beyond them at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; Cheatham's back is to the camera., 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, Sippie Wallace, and Big Mama Thornton
Publicity photo for the KPBS special "Three Generations of the Blues" featuring a performance shot of Jeannie Cheatham seated at a piano looking over at Sippie Wallace, wearing a hat, and "Big Mama" Thornton, also in a hat, holding a microphone; unidentified musicians and a drum set seen behind them., 1983, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo borders: Three Generations of the Blues [top]; Jeannie Cheatham, Sippie Wallace, "Big Mama" Thornton [sic].
Jeannie Morris with Helen Dorn and unidentified man
Jeannie Cheatham posing for a photo with an unidentified man in a white jacket holding a cigarette and Helen Dorn of the New Jersey Jazz Society; Dorn is on the right and Jeannie on the left; Jeannie's wearing a red jacket with white shirt; on Harbor Island, San Diego., May 19, 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: May 19, 1985 Helen Dorn, N.J. Jazz Society.
Jeannie and family on a Jazz cruise
Jeannie Cheatham seated at a small table in a bar with her Mother (M'ma) and two sisters (Charlotte and Jo-Anne) while on the S.S. Norway during a Jazz cruise; Cheatham and her two sisters are wearing red dresses, her mother a white dress; other people can be seen behind them; they're laughing together and having a good time., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on photo border: "M'ma" "Charlotte" "Jo-Anne" "Jeannie"/on the S.S. Norway Jazz cruise.
Jeff Clayton and George Bohanon
Jeff Clayton (saxophone) with George Bohanon (trombone) behind him 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.
Jeff Clayton playing saxophone
Jeff Clayton playing saxophone 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.
Jeff Clayton, Louis Taylor, John Stephens
Jeff Clayton (saxophone), Louis Taylor (clarinet) and John Stephens (saxophone) performing 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.
Jimmy Noone Jr. playing saxophone
Jimmy Noone Jr. on stage playing saxophone; he's facing the left of the photo and a music stand is in front of him; the photographer is positioned below the level of the stand and another person is partially seen behind Noone., 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: Jimmy Noone, Jr.
Jo Jones
Jo Jones playing drums and laughing; photo taken from a point lower than Jones and is seen over a cymbal., No date; likely 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo: Jo Jones--P. Hoeffler/CTSImages.
Joe Jones playing drums
PaPa Joe Jones playing drums in a multiple exposure photo; he's wearing a suit and tie and is playing against a black background., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Inscribed by Jones on photo recto: Best of luck Joe Jones [unintelligible]; handwritten note on verso: Jo Jones ; "Papa" Jo Jones.
Joe Jones with Big Mama Thornton on drums
Big Mama Thornton seated and playing drums with Joe Jones standing next to her observing with a cigarette in one hand; Edmund Hall and two others can be seen behind them., 1967, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text at bottom of photo border: 96 Jo Jones - OverTime; Handwritten text on label affixed to border: Big Mama Thornton-Edmund Hall-Jo Jones 1967; Photo: Milt Hinton ©

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