Publicity shot of Jay McShann at piano wearing a jacket and wide patterned tie; hands on the keys and turned slightly to the right of the photo with head turned back to the camera, smiling; a jacket hanging on a clothes hanger can be seen behind him.
Photo of Jay McShann seated at the piano with ornate patterned wallpaper behind him; wearing a dark suit and polka-dot tie; hands on the keys and turned to the right of the photo with head turned back to the camera, smiling.
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.
Jay McShann (seated) posing for a photo with Gus Johnson, John Tumino, and Gene Ramey; Tumino is holding a drink in one hand; all wearing suits and ties; Ramey is looking off toward the lower right of the photo.
Jay McShann playing piano with a band (Orville Minor, Bob Mabane, Gus Johnson, Bernard Anderson, Charlie Parker, Gene Ramey); recording for radio station KFBI in Wichita, Kansas; portrait of Lincoln is hanging on the wall behind them; recording microphone and several chairs are in front of the group.
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.
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.
Jay McShann and band performing: Gene Ramey (bass), McShann (piano), Gus Johnson (drums), Walter Brown (vocals), Bud Gould (trombone), unidentified, Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson (trumpet); McShann is laughing as he plays at Century Room on 36th and Broadway in Kansas City, Missouri.