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.
Performance with Jay McShann on piano, Clarence "Big" Miller on bass, Eugene "Jeep" Griddine on guitar, and an unidentified man on drums; possibly at Johnny Baker's; 55th and Troost; Kansas City, Missouri.
Jay McShann, David Daahoud Williams (looking down in hat), Luqman Hamza (Larry Cummings), Betty Ann Bryant, Ahmad Alaadeen, and Al Duncan sit and stand at the counter in Johnson's Grill, Kansas City, MO
Jeannie & Jimmie Cheatham with Jay McShann and Marshall Hawkins at the Jazz Society of Lower Southern California (likely); Jeannie and Jay are seated together at a piano playing a duet; Jimmy is in white with a white hat and seated behind them next to bassist Hawkins.
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.
Jay McShann, in a suit and tie, Jeannie Cheatham with a straw hat, and Jimmy Cheatham in all white and a white hat, all standing together for a photo beside a large light colored car; all facing the camera and smiling.
Jay McShann (piano), Gerald Spaits (bass), Will Matthews (guitar), and Ahmad Alaadeen (saxophone), wearing a white fedora, performing during the Spirit Festival at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.
Jay McShann holding an award and receiving a key from Kansas City mayor Richard Berkely during a McShann tribute at the Century Room in Kansas City, Missouri. Also present are Jim McAuliffe and James Grogan of the WEA office in Kansas City (on the left) and Atlantic St. Louis R&B promotion man John Nance (on the right).
Group photo with (L-R) Paul Gunther, Little Brother Montgomery, unidentified, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jay McShann, Claude Williams (holding sheet of paper), Fats Dennis, Orestie "Rusty" Tucker (holding a newspaper); unidentified location in Canada.
Group shot taken at the Theatre of the Arts during the Sarasota Jazz Festival: Jay McShann (third from left), Buddy Tate (ninth from left), Harold Ashby (twelfth from left), Milt Hinton (fourth from right); Sarasota, Florida.