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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 Cheatham were inducted into the San Diego Music Hall of Fame --- November 2022

San Diego Press Club
47th Annual Excellence In Journalism Awards
Magazines: Entertainment Reporting
1st Place - Jimmy Cheatham and Jim Trageser
San Diego Tribune
--- 2020

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 and Jimmy Cheatham

Jean E. Cheatham was awarded “Woman Of The Year” by the Wisconsin Women In The Arts at the conference “Women Together: A Moving Mosaic”

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

Ms. Cheatham is listed in the book “Jazz Singers - The Ultimate Guide” by Scott Yanow

Three Emmy Nominations

Jeannie received a Congressional Certificate of Recognition --- 2012

Lifetime Achievement Award – from San Diego Music, Inc.

Jeannie received Mayoral Proclamation from the city of

Madison, Wisconsin --- 2010

Placed In The Library of Congress Sound Division

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

The Silver Award from The Houston International Film Festival --- 1989

CEBA: Communicating Excellence To Black Audiences Award

First Place in San Diego from The National Conference of Christians and Jews

*Nominations by “The Blues Foundation” in Memphis, Tennessee:
Jeannie Cheatham - 16th W.C. Handy Blues Award Traditional Blues Female Artist 
--- 1995
Jeannie Cheatham - 12th Annual Blues Award Traditional Blues Female Artist
--- 1991
Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham - 10th Annual Blues Award Traditional Blues Album “Back To The Neighborhood”

(Concord Jazz) --- 1989
Jeannie Cheatham - 10th Annual Blues Award Traditional Blues Female Artist
--- 1989
Jeannie Cheatham - 9th Annual Blues Music Award Traditional Blues Female Artist
--- 1988  
Jeannie Cheatham - 8th Annual Blues Award Traditional Blues Female Artist
--- 1987


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