Vintage Jazz Art

American Vintage Jazz Art captivating music art of 1930s, 40s & 50s jazz with a classic glittering sound - Early 1900's Jazz, Blues and Vaudeville Music Art -
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Thelonious Monk, Minton’s Playhouse, New York City, September Source: Library of Congress, Music Division


Richard Williams on the Rothschild heiress who bewitched jazz giant Thelonious Monk

Nica Rothschild (aka Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter) and Thelonious Monk at New York's Five Spot jazz club in Photograph: Ben Martin (Getty Images)

Alberta Hunter

Her career had started back in the and from there on, she became a successful jazz and blues recording artist, being critically acclaimed to the ranks of Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith.

bessie smith chattanooga tennessee

One of my favorite Blues singers, Bessie Smith. While most people think of men when it comes to Blues singers, women were the most successful singers in the early century.

Gertrude Lawrence, “Do, Do, Do”

A tribute to the real life romance of Gertrude Lawrence & Daphne Du Maurier

Ruth Etting

RUTH ETTING (November 1897 – September was an American singing star and actress of the and who had over 60 hit recordings and worked in stage, radio, and film.

blind lemon

"Blind” Lemon Jefferson (September 1893 – December was an American blues singer and guitarist from Texas. He was one of the most popular blues singers of the and has been titled “Father of the Texas Blues“.


When I joined the band I didn’t know any of the tunes, and when I left the band I didn’t know any of the tunes! - Keith Jarrett, speaking of his time with the Miles Davis band

Emmett Miller

Emmett Miller and his Georgia Crackers discography. A history of Jazz before This site contains thousands of songs from this era in Real Audio format, as well as hundreds of biographies and discographies of Jazz musicians.

Gertrude Lawrence

Gertrude Lawrence Actress Photographic Print by Hugh Cecil

Gid Tanner’s Skillet Lickers, “Hell’s Broke Loose In Georgia”

Gid Tanner’s Skillet Lickers, “Hell’s Broke Loose In Georgia”