San Francisco Jazz Scene: The 1950s & 1960s
San Francisco had a vibrant jazz scene in the 50s through mid-60s rivaling New York and other major cities. These photographs include visiting jazz greats as well as legendary San Francisco Bay Area figures. Ralph Gleason covered the jazz scene in the Chronicle weekly, in a most detailed manner listing clubs, concerts and writing reviews. Some of his articles are included here.
ArticlesJon Hendricks' Chronicle review → Sonny Rollins at The Jazz Workshop, etc. → Jazz Fete At SF State → SF State Jazz Festival → Harold Wylie & Larry Vuckovich Quartet at Zanzibar →