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.
Unidentified woman at an unidentified fraternal organization event wearing a fez and white evening gown with long white gloves and facing the left of the photo while standing in front of the stage; Jay McShann is at the piano on a raised stage behind her looking on and other audience members can also be seen.
John Packer with Jay McShann at the Grand Emporium in Kansas City, Missouri; Packer is leaning on his bass watching McShann play piano; a microphone is also in the photo between them and McShann's hearing aid can be seen.
Jay McShann standing with Bert and Gwen Bauer of York, Nebraska; McShann is standing a little in front of the Bauers; both Jay and Bert and looking over to the left and Gwen is holding a drawing in her hands and looking directly at the camera.
Four unidentified jazz trumpet players with their instruments (three women in matching outfits and one man a gray suit with glasses); the three women from the right of the photo are laughing together, the man is looking at the camera and woman beside him is looking straight ahead; an unidentified African American woman in a hat and coat is seated in front of them looking ahead of her.
Duke Ellington (left) with unidentified men and women (one African American man); members of the press around seen around them with cameras, and microphones; they are standing by a large stone hearth with modern painting above it.
Seven members of an orchestra playing in the upstairs room of the Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri; four saxophonists and three trumpet players are pictured along with a partial view of someone standing to the side watching; from top left to right are Richard Smith, Rusty Tucker, unidentified and from bottom left to right are Arthur Jackson, Herman Walder, two unidentified.