Allen Monroe, facing to the right of the photographer, plays a white console piano with his left foot crossed over his right knee, wearing a Fair Isle sweater as Jay McShann looks on seated at a table behind Allen at the Jackson County 175 Anniversary Awards. Two women standing in overcoats facing sideways to the photographer are having a conversation. A large group of unidentified people are standing behind Jay McShann.
Jay McShann is laughing so hard his eyes are closed at Grand Emporium. He's wearing a suit and tie and his right suspender is visible under his suit jacket. The wall decorations are visible behind him.
Amy, Jay McShann's granddaughter plays the saxophone with another unidentified African American man at the Mutual Musicians Foundation during the Jay McShann Wake. An unidentified woman stands behind them. A large photograph of Charlie Parker is on the wood-paneled wall behind all of them.
The left side of Jay McShann smiling straight ahead as he sits at a piano wearing a ball cap. A large crowd is behind him smiling and clapping at the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Fest. The photographer took the picture from Jay's left side.
Pearl Thuston Brown sits in the audience wearing a fur hat and clapping her hands at the Mutual Musicians Foundation building listening to Toni Oliver sing as a band back her up at the Jay McShann Wake. Raymond "Cowboy" Jones on drums.
Jay McShann is standing between the piano bench and the piano, smiling and taking a bow outdoors at the Kansas City Spirit Festival. Gerald Spaits, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Will Matthews stand to Jay's left.