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.
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.