Photo Gallery: San Francisco Jazz Scene The 1950s & 1960s
San Francisco Jazz Scene: The 1950s, 1960s & up to the present

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.

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