Jeannie has received many awards over the course of her career both independently as well as with her husband and musical partner, bass trombonist/arranger Jimmy Cheatham.

Jeannie and Jimmy received The Grand Prix du Disque from the Hot Club of France. The equivalent to the Grammy (U.S.) for the CD "Sweet Baby Blues" (Concord Records)

Jeannie and Jimmy received The Bronze Award International Film and TV Festival of New York for the television special "Three Generations of the Blues" featuring Sippie Wallace – Big Mama Thornton – Jeannie Cheatham
Produced by Anasa Briggs
A Cheatham Concept

Jeannie received Woman of the Year – Wisconsin Women of the Arts – with Judy Chicago

Jeannie and Jimmy received Lifetime Achievement Award from The Los Angeles Jazz Society - presented by Mayor Bradley     

Lifetime Achievement Award – from San Diego Music, Inc.

Jeannie received a Congressional Certificate of Recognition

--- 2012

Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham

Jeannie received Mayoral Proclamation from the city of

Madison, Wisconsin ---2010

The "Jazz Musician of the Year" was awarded to Jeannie by the Museum of Making Music --- 2009.

Jimmy and Jeannie were presented with The Jazz Legends Award by the San Diego Jazz Party --- 2007

Jeannie was awarded the "Zora Neale Hurston Award" by the National Association of Black Storytellers for her book, "Meet Me with Your Black Drawers On"--- 2007

Website © by Sipho Kunene