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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 Ralph Sutton with unidentified man
Jay McShann, Ralph Sutton, and unidentified man posing together for a photo outside an unidentified residence with a view of other houses seen through trees behind them; unknown location., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Jay, photo by Mona Hinton.
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 friend laughing
Jay McShann posing for a photo with his arm around an unidentified man who is laughing and looking to the right of the photo; McShann is looking forward and dressed all in white; the laughing man has blue shorts and t-shirt with the Jazz & Blues Centre logo on it., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and friends on the SS Norway
Jay McShann (center) posing for a photo with Aaron Bell (right) and an unidentified man with a camera around his neck wearing shorts; possibly on board the SS Norway (or somewhere on their way to the ship)., October 22, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Stamp on verso: Nov. 89; handwritten note: SS Norway.
Jay McShann and friends seated around a restaurant table
Jay McShann seated around a restaurant table with four unidentified people; blue table cloth and a vase with a single flower as a centerpiece; unidentified restaurant., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and friends seated around a restaurant table
Jay McShann seated around a restaurant table with four unidentified people; blue table cloth and a vase with a single flower as a centerpiece; unidentified restaurant., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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 his driver Ray Reed
Jay McShann with his driver Ray Reed outside the Peachtree Restaurant (18th street) in Kansas City, Missouri; Reed is wearing a ball cap and dark sunglasses; McShann a suit with blue tie; cars and trees can be seen behind them., May 7, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten notes on verso: May 7-2005 Peachtree Rest. 18th St. Ray Reed, Jay McShann ; Peachtree Rest. May 7th Jay McShann, Rex Reed- Driver.
Jay McShann and his father Jesse McShann
Jay McShann posing for a photo by the window with his father Jesse while visiting him in a rest home; both facing the camera and smiling., August 1969, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Aug. '69 "Good Samaritan Rest Home" Dad & Jay.
Jay McShann and others at the Off Beat Club in Chicago
Jay McShann, Honey Boy Williams, unidentified man, Jonah Jones, and Gene Ramey seated around a table at the Off Beat Club, 222 North State in Chicago, Illinois; all looking at the camera and smiling; beer bottles and glasses on the tables., 1938, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Addendum gift from Linda McShann Gerber in June 2014; handwritten note on verso includes names and place as well as photographer's stamp.
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 others seated in a circle
Jay McShann seated in a circle of chairs with others while talking and laughing; unknown event., September 1987, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and three others
Jay McShann posing for a photo with three unidentified men during a trip to Germany and Austria; the man in the back is making some sort of gesture with his hand; there is a faux stuffed elephant head with large tusks on the wall above them., November 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Germany & Austria Nov. 1991.
Jay McShann and three others
Unidentified man and woman, Jay McShann, and Genevieve (last name unknown) pose for a photo together leaning against a car parked in front of an unidentified home; Genevieve is turned to the side to face McShann., September 1969, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Labor Day '69 "Smashed", good the car was there to hold us up!
Jay McShann and three others taking a cigarette break
Jay McShann taking a cigarette break with three unidentified musicians; all seated except the man standing next to McShann; the man 2nd from the left is holding a guitar in his lap; a drum set is seen behind the group., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and two others in Colorado Springs
Jay McShann in a tuxedo standing between an unidentified man and woman, both of whom are turned to the side facing each other; Colorado Springs, Labor Day, 1981., Labor Day 1981, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Colorado Springs- 1981 Labor Day.
Jay McShann and two unidentified men
Jay McShann in shorts posing for a photo with two other unidentified men in leisure clothes; the unidentified men's heads are partially cut off in the shot; unknown location., Likely August 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and unidentified Japanese man standing by a car
Jay McShann posing for a photo with an unidentified Japanese man holding a red tote bag and standing beside a car; Madarao, Japan., August 5, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photos 651-675 comprise photo album 4 (see oversize box 15 for empty photo album of Japanese design)
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 couple
Jay McShann posing for a photo with an unidentified couple beside a car parked in front of an unidentified house., September 1969, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann and unidentified man smoking
Jay McShann and unidentified man seated side by side on a couch smoking; the man is holding a pack of Marlboros in one hand; McShann is looking directly at the camera while the other man looks over to the right., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Also refer to photo 426.
Jay McShann and unidentified man standing by a car
Jay McShann posing for a photo with an unidentified man standing by a car parked in front of an unidentified home; facing the camera and smiling., September 1969, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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 older man posing for a photo
Jay McShann posing for a photo with an unidentified older man with his arm around McShann's shoulder and holding a glass; both men are laughing; bookshelves are in the background., No date; likely 1980s, 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 and unidentified woman
Jay McShann seated next to an unidentified woman in a blue outfit; she is looking at the camera and McShann is looking at her., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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