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Close up of Jay McShann playing an electronic piano and singing
Close up of Jay McShann singing and playing an electronic piano outdoors at the 2004 Western Maryland Blues Festival., Likely March 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photos 676-700 comprise photo album 5 (see oversize box 15 for empty photo album, which includes inscription: "To Jay, With Love and Appreciation, Todd").
Close up of Jay McShann playing piano
Close of Jay McShann playing piano in an unidentified residence in Excelsior Springs, Missouri; behind him are bookshelves and a mother-in-law tongue plant., Likely February 1990, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Close up of Jay McShann playing piano
Close up of Jay McShann in a suit, playing piano; facing the left of the photo; unidentified location or event., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photos 603-625 comprise photo album 1 (see oversize box 15 for empty photo album, which includes notes and inscription: "Stay together Jay / Love George")
Close up of Jay McShann wearing glasses
Close up of Jay McShann while he's wearing his glasses and playing piano; behind him bassist Brian Harmon is partially seen; unknown venue., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Close up of Jay McShann's arm and hand playing piano
Close-up of Jay McShann's arm hand while playing piano at an unidentified bar., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photos 603-625 comprise photo album 1 (see oversize box 15 for empty photo album, which includes notes and inscription: "Stay together Jay / Love George")
Close up of Jay McShann's hands playing piano
Close-up of Jay McShann's hands playing piano along with a set list at the edge of the keyboard; at the 2004 Western Maryland Blues Festival., Likely March 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photos 676-700 comprise photo album 5 (see oversize box 15 for empty photo album, which includes inscription: "To Jay, With Love and Appreciation, Todd").
Close up of Jay McShann's hands playing piano
Close-up of Jay McShann's hands while playing an electronic piano at the 2004 Western Maryland Blues Festival., Likely March 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photos 676-700 comprise photo album 5 (see oversize box 15 for empty photo album, which includes inscription: "To Jay, With Love and Appreciation, Todd").
Count Basie, Jo Jones and Walter Page performing
Count Basie seated playing piano with Jo Jones playing drums and Walter Page playing bass; all are looking over the left side of the photo; sheets of music are scattered along the top of Basie's piano., No date; likely 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann acknowledging his bassist
Jay McShann standing up from his piano with arm raised to acknowledge the unidentified bassist; unknown event or location., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's signature on photo face; stamp on verso: This photograph may not be reproduced in any form without express permission of Frank Roberts.
Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen performing
Jay McShann and Ahmad Alaadeen performing while being filmed; other people can be seen behind them; at the Lincoln Building, 18th and Vine, Kansas City, Missouri., August 21, 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and Duke Robillard on stage
Jay McShann wearing a ball cap and singing and playing and electronic piano on an outdoor stage with guitarist Duke Robillard at the 2004 Western Maryland Blues Festival; large building seen behind them., Likely March 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photos 676-700 comprise photo album 5 (see oversize box 15 for empty photo album, which includes inscription: "To Jay, With Love and Appreciation, Todd").
Jay McShann and Gus Johnson on stage
Jay McShann playing piano and Gus Johnson playing drums on stage at unidentified concert; photo taken from below the stage looking up and there is a row of flowers along the edge of the stage., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and Ironman Harris on stage
Jay McShann, and Ironman Harris performing on stage at an unidentified venue with Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham records in foreground., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Jay 17A.
Jay McShann and Joe Williams performing on stage in Japan
Jay McShann playing piano and looking over at Joe Williams at the microphone on stage at the Budweiser Newport Jazz Festival in Madarao, Japan., August 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photos 636-650 comprise photo album 3 (see oversize box 15 for empty photo album of Japanese design).
Jay McShann and Oliver Jones on stage
Two pianos on stage with Jay McShann on the left and Oliver Jones (likely) on the right; both with microphones., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: Roscoe Crenshaw.
Jay McShann and Paul Gunther on stage
Jay McShann playing piano with a microphone in front of him with drummer Paul Gunther behind him; and unidentified third man can be partially seen; unidentified venue., Likely January 1971, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and Ralph Sutton on stage both playing pianos
Jay McShann with his back to the camera on stage with Ralph Sutton, both playing a piano; microphones set up all around and the heads of a few audience members can be seen; unidentified event., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Sutton, McShann.
Jay McShann and Ralph Sutton on stage both playing pianos
Jay McShann from the side and slightly behind playing piano and singing on stage with Ralph Sutton also playing a piano; some of the audience can be seen; unidentified event., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and Ralph Sutton outside
Jay McShann and Ralph Sutton standing together outside against a stand of trees, fallen trees, and a compost heap; each has an arm around the other., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: Photograph by Hank O'Neal, 830 Broadway, New York, New York, 10003.
Jay McShann and band members
Jay McShann seated at the piano with his band standing around it; McShann (at piano) with Bill Nolan, Walter Brown, Charlie Parker, Bob Mabane, Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson, Harold Bruce, John Jackson, Harold Fergenson, Orville "Piggy" Minor, Taswell "Little Joe" Baird, Gus Johnson, Gene Ramey; taken at the Century Room on 36th and Broadway in Kansas City, Missouri., 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: 1940 Century Ballroom 36 Broadway K.C. Mo.
Jay McShann and his band on stage at the Century Room
Jay McShann on stage at the piano with his band (McShann (piano), Gene Ramey (bass), Walter Brown (vocals), Gus Johnson (drums), Bud Gould (trombone), Bob Mabane (sax), Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson (trumpet), Charlie Parker (sax), unidentified (trumpet), unidentified (sax), unidentified (trumpet), unidentified (sax)) at the Century Room (36th and Broadway); Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely February 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 6 copies; with negative.
Jay McShann and others on stage during a IAJRC concert
Jay McShann playing piano on stage during an IAJRC conference concert in Kansas City; (Jay McShann, piano; Claude Williams, violin; Ben Kynard, saxophone; Lucky Wesley, bass; Rusty Tucker, drums)., August 16, 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: IAVRC concert 8-16-85.
Jay McShann and others performing while people dance
Jay McShann and his orchestra performing at an unidentified social event or dance; various couples can be seen dancing in front of the stage., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and unidentified bassist playing on a river boat
Jay McShann and unidentified bassist playing on an unidentified river boat; photo taken from McShann's side and the bassist is behind him; microphone set up near McShann; unidentified location., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: L. Milberry.
Jay McShann and unidentified man with microphone
Jay McShann playing piano while an unidentified man with a microphone and plaid jacket leans down next to him with an arm on his shoulder; unidentified private residence in Excelsior Springs, Missouri., Likely February 1990, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and unidentified saxophonist performing on a river boat
Jay McShann playing piano with unidentified saxophonist on an unidentified river boat; McShann has a microphone in front of him and is looking over to the right of the photo; the saxophonist is facing the right of the photo; audience members and trees can be seen behind them; unidentified location., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: L. Milberry.
Jay McShann at his piano in a t-shirt
Jay McShann seated with his back to his piano and facing the camera wearing a t-shirt with the word "Jazz" on it; on top of his piano are Christmas cards and a poinsettia plant., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann at his piano with Taka Watanabe
Jay McShann seated at his piano, hands on the keyboard, with Taka Watanabe next to him with her arm around his shoulder; Jay is looking over at the camera smiling; curtains behind them both., No date; likely 2000s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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