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 New York Critics Bronze Award for the video "Three Generations of the Blues" featuring Sippie Wallace – Big Mama Thornton – Jeannie Cheatham
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
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