"Muggsy" Spanier

Joseph "Muggsy" Spanier (1906-1967)

"Pee Wee" Russell

Charles "Pee Wee" Russell (1906-1969)

Red Nichols

Ernest "Red" Nichols (1905-1965)

This must be one of the worst shots ever taken by a professional photographer.  The bizarre lighting makes it look like the subject has a huge wad of chewing tobacco stuffed in his cheek!

Jack Teagarden

Jack Teagarden (1905-1964)

The microphones shown in the Jack Teagarden photo are particularly interesting.  Behind the RCA 44-B is a microphone housing made to look like the Trylon and Perisphere, the symbol of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair.  Only partly visible, the call letters are almost surely WOR, of the Mutual Radio Network. 

Milfred "Miff" Mole

Irving "Miff" Mole (1898-1961)

Lionel Hampton
Lionel Hampton (1908-2002) appears in a promotional photo for Slingerland drums, probably from the 1940's.  He was best know as a vibrophonist, but also played drums.