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
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)
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
Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham
Ms. Cheatham is listed in the book “Jazz Singers - The Ultimate Guide” by Scott Yanow
Lifetime Achievement Award – from San Diego Music, Inc.
Jeannie received a Congressional Certificate of Recognition
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