Jazz Musicians by Ted Williams

Ted Williams (1925-2009) first heard jazz on the radio as a youngster in the 1930s in Wichita, Kansas. The sounds of Earl Hines, Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway broadcast from Chicago’s legendary Grand Terrace Ballroom inspired him and in the late 1940s, Williams merged his love of music and photography and moved to Chicago where he captured unguarded photographic studies of some of the era’s greatest jazz musicians.

 

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan
Art Blakey
Art Blakey
Benny Golson
Benny Golson
Art Blakey & Jymie Merritt
Art Blakey & Jymie Merritt
Jymie Merritt
Jymie Merritt
Art Blakey
Art Blakey
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
Arvella Gray
Arvella Gray
Andrew Hill
Andrew Hill
Anita O'Day
Anita O’Day
Red Allen
Red Allen
Benny Carter
Benny Carter
Barbara Dane
Barbara Dane
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
The Benny Goodman Orchestra
The Benny Goodman Orchestra
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman orchestra members at O'Hare International Airport
Benny Goodman orchestra members at O’Hare International Airport
Benny Goodman orchestra members at O'Hare International Airport.
Benny Goodman orchestra members at O’Hare International Airport.
Benny Goodman and his band of musicians at O'Hare International Airport
Benny Goodman and his band of musicians at O’Hare International Airport
Benny Goodman orchestra members at O'Hare International Airport
Benny Goodman orchestra members at O’Hare International Airport
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday
Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich
Billy Taylor
Billy Taylor
Charles ‘Specs’ Wright with Billy Taylor
Charles ‘Specs’ Wright with Billy Taylor
Ben Vereen
Ben Vereen
Roy Eldridge and Ben Webster
Roy Eldridge and Ben Webster
Roy Eldridge
Roy Eldridge
Roy Eldridge
Roy Eldridge
Ben Webster
Ben Webster
Billy Taylor
Billy Taylor
Samuel Jones
Samuel Jones
Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley
Samuel Jones
Samuel Jones
Wilbur Dorsey "Buck" Clayton
Wilbur Dorsey “Buck” Clayton
Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley
Nat Adderley
Nat Adderley
Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley
Nat Adderley
Nat Adderley
Samuel Jones
Samuel Jones
Downbeat Award Presentation
Downbeat Award Presentation
Count Basie
Count Basie
Count Basie
Count Basie
Count Basie
Count Basie
Count Basie
Count Basie
Joe Newman and Ed Jones
Joe Newman and Ed Jones
Drum cases
Drum cases
Count Basie
Count Basie
Count Basie
Count Basie
Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Count Basie at the recording studio
Count Basie at the recording studio
Al Grey and the Count Basie Orchestra
Al Grey and the Count Basie Orchestra
Eddie Jones
Eddie Jones
Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Hawkins
Emil Richards and Toots Thielemans
Emil Richards and Toots Thielemans
Cannonball and Nat Adderley
Cannonball and Nat Adderley
Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
Charlie Byrd
Charlie Byrd
Charlie Byrd
Charlie Byrd
Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
Parker and Gillespie
Parker and Gillespie
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves and Harold "Shorty" Baker.
Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves and Harold “Shorty” Baker.
Harold "Shorty" Baker
Harold “Shorty” Baker
Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond
Joe Morello
Joe Morello
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond
Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Johnny Hodges
Johnny Hodges
Mercer Ellington and Joya Sherrill
Mercer Ellington and Joya Sherrill
Johnny Hodges
Johnny Hodges
Sam Woodyard
Sam Woodyard
Cootie Williams
Cootie Williams
Duke and Mercer Ellington
Duke and Mercer Ellington
Shipboard 'Bon Voyage' party
Shipboard ‘Bon Voyage’ party
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington and Ben Webster
Duke Ellington and Ben Webster
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Mahalia Jackson, Duke
Mahalia Jackson, Duke
Clark Terry
Clark Terry
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke and twins
Duke and twins
Duke Ellington Posters
Duke Ellington Posters
Duke Ellington...We Love You Madly
Duke Ellington…We Love You Madly
Count Basie Plays for Daddy-O
Count Basie Plays for Daddy-O
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Duke Ellington's hands
Duke Ellington’s hands
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespies' Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespies’ Trumpet
Double bass
Double bass
Chess with Gene Lees and Dizzy Gillespie
Chess with Gene Lees and Dizzy Gillespie
Gene Lees and Dizzy Gillespie play chess
Gene Lees and Dizzy Gillespie play chess
Dizzy Gillespie and Gene Lees play chess together
Dizzy Gillespie and Gene Lees play chess together
Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge
Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge
Dizzy Gillespie at DownBeat Festival
Dizzy Gillespie at DownBeat Festival
Dizzy Gillespie at DownBeat Festival
Dizzy Gillespie at DownBeat Festival
Della Reese
Della Reese
Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington
Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan
Eubie Blake
Eubie Blake
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ed Thigpen
Ed Thigpen
Etta James
Etta James
Etta James
Etta James
Elvin Jones
Elvin Jones
Elvin Jones
Elvin Jones
Elvin Jones
Elvin Jones
Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter
Gloria Lynne
Gloria Lynne
Gloria Lynne
Gloria Lynne
Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan
George Shearing
George Shearing
George Shearing
George Shearing
George Shearing
George Shearing
Charlie Ventura
Charlie Ventura
Toots Thielemans
Toots Thielemans
Toots Thielemans
Toots Thielemans
Al McKibbon
Al McKibbon
Harry Carney
Harry Carney
Harry James
Harry James
Sal Nistico
Sal Nistico
Willie Smith
Willie Smith
Helen Forrest
Helen Forrest
Howard McGhee
Howard McGhee
Horace Silver
Horace Silver
Ira Sullivan
Ira Sullivan
Sullivan and Griffin
Sullivan and Griffin
Johnny Griffin
Johnny Griffin
Ira Sullivan
Ira Sullivan
Ira Sullivan
Ira Sullivan
The audience
The audience
Jerry Butler
Jerry Butler
Jerry Butler
Jerry Butler
Jerry Butler
Jerry Butler
Jerry Butler
Jerry Butler
Jimmy Cobb
Jimmy Cobb
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
Johnny Frigo, Lurlean Hunter and Johnny Griffin
Johnny Frigo, Lurlean Hunter and Johnny Griffin
Johnny Hodges
Johnny Hodges
Johnny Hodges
Johnny Hodges
Jimmy Witherspoon
Jimmy Witherspoon
Jimmy Witherspoon
Jimmy Witherspoon
Joe Morello
Joe Morello
Benny Carter
Benny Carter
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
June Christy
June Christy
Joe Williams
Joe Williams
Joe Williams
Joe Williams
Jimmy Yancey
Jimmy Yancey
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Armstrong's trumpet
Armstrong’s trumpet
Lillian Armstrong
Lillian Armstrong
Lillian Armstrong
Lillian Armstrong
Lillian Armstrong
Lillian Armstrong
Lionel Hampton
Lionel Hampton
Gillespie and Hampton
Gillespie and Hampton
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Annie Ross and Count Basie
Annie Ross and Count Basie
Annie Ross and Count Basie
Annie Ross and Count Basie
Annie Ross
Annie Ross
Annie Ross
Annie Ross
Vocalese trio formed by jazz vocalists Dave Lambert; Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross during their performance on stage at The Birdhouse; Chicago; 1962.
Vocalese trio formed by jazz vocalists Dave Lambert; Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross during their performance on stage at The Birdhouse; Chicago; 1962.
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Les McCann
Les McCann
Lester Young
Lester Young
Lester Young
Lester Young
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Miles Davis and band
Miles Davis and band
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Davis and Coltrane
Davis and Coltrane
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Maynard Ferguson Orchestra at 'Sid McCoy & Friends'
Maynard Ferguson Orchestra at ‘Sid McCoy & Friends’
Maynard Ferguson Orchestra at 'Sid McCoy & Friends'
Maynard Ferguson Orchestra at ‘Sid McCoy & Friends’
Manyard Ferguson and The Four Freshmen
Manyard Ferguson and The Four Freshmen
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Max Roach
Max Roach
Max Roach
Max Roach
Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
Newport Jazz Festival scene
Newport Jazz Festival scene
Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Oscar Brown Jr.
Oscar Brown Jr.
Oscar Brown Jr.
Oscar Brown Jr.
Oscar Brown Jr.
Oscar Brown Jr.
Odetta
Odetta
Canonball Adderley
Canonball Adderley
Canonball Adderley
Canonball Adderley
Toots Thielemans
Toots Thielemans
Ellis and Thielemans
Ellis and Thielemans
Al McKibbon, Armando Peraza, Helen Merrill and Ray Brown
Al McKibbon, Armando Peraza, Helen Merrill and Ray Brown
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Helen Merrill
Helen Merrill
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Ray Brown and Oscar Peterson
Ray Brown and Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Pepper Adams
Pepper Adams
Pepper Adams
Pepper Adams
Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond
Percy Heath
Percy Heath
Pat Moran Trio
Pat Moran Trio
Anita O'Day
Anita O’Day
Count Basie
Count Basie
Count Basie
Count Basie
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Phil Upchurch
Phil Upchurch
Pee Wee Russell
Pee Wee Russell
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones and daughter Joli Jones
Quincy Jones and daughter Joli Jones
Quincy Jones and his band
Quincy Jones and his band
Ray Brown
Ray Brown
Ray Brown
Ray Brown
Ray Brown
Ray Brown
Ray Brown
Ray Brown
Gene Krupa
Gene Krupa
Herb Ellis
Herb Ellis
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington
Ramsey Lewis Trio
Ramsey Lewis Trio
Ramsey Lewis
Ramsey Lewis
Ramsey Lewis Trio
Ramsey Lewis Trio
Stan Getz
Stan Getz
Stan Getz
Stan Getz
Stan Getz
Stan Getz
Coltrane and Davis
Coltrane and Davis
Slim Gaillard
Slim Gaillard
Slim Gaillard
Slim Gaillard
Slim Gaillard
Slim Gaillard
Shelly Manne
Shelly Manne
Shelly Manne
Shelly Manne
Shelly Manne
Shelly Manne
Sonny Stitt
Sonny Stitt
Sonny Stitt
Sonny Stitt
Sony Stitt
Sony Stitt
Sony Stitt
Sony Stitt
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins backstage
Sonny Rollins backstage
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott
Stomp Gordon
Stomp Gordon
Stomp Gordon
Stomp Gordon
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Toshiko Akiyoshi
Toshiko Akiyoshi
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett and Lena Horne
Tony Bennett and Lena Horne
Tony Bennett and Lena Horne
Tony Bennett and Lena Horne
Tony Bennett and Lena Horne
Tony Bennett and Lena Horne
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Art Farmer and Benny Golson
Art Farmer and Benny Golson
Art Farmer
Art Farmer
Art Farmer and Benny Golson
Art Farmer and Benny Golson
Art Farmer and Benny Golson
Art Farmer and Benny Golson
Art Farmer and Benny Golson
Art Farmer and Benny Golson
Art Farmer and Benny Golson
Art Farmer and Benny Golson
The Jazztet
The Jazztet
Art Farmer
Art Farmer
Benny Golson
Benny Golson
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders
Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Art Farmer
Art Farmer
Art Farmer
Art Farmer
Gerry Mulligan and Art Farmer
Gerry Mulligan and Art Farmer
Charlie Rouse
Charlie Rouse
Tony Scott
Tony Scott
Tony Scott
Tony Scott
After hours Jam Session
After hours Jam Session
After hours Jam Session
After hours Jam Session
The Sid Show
The Sid Show
The Sid Show
The Sid Show
The Sid Show
The Sid Show
The Sid Show
The Sid Show
The Sid Show
The Sid Show
Woody Herman
Woody Herman
Woody Herman
Woody Herman
Woody Herman
Woody Herman
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Yusef Lateef
Yusef Lateef
Yusef Lateef
Yusef Lateef
Yusef Lateef
Yusef Lateef
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