1943. In the 40s Jazz was a very popular genre. The picture shows a popular jazz artist, Duke Ellington, performing.
Earl Bostic (April 25, 1913 – October 28, 1965) was a jazz and rhythm and blues alto saxophonist and a pioneer of the post-war American Rhythm and Blues style. He had a number of popular hits such as "Flamingo", "Harlem Nocturne", "Temptation", "Sleep", "Special Delivery Stomp" and "Where or When" which all showed off his characteristic growl on the horn. He was a major influence on John Coltrane.
Zounds! (Composer Michael Bach plays a cello using a curved bow, which he designed, in San Francisco, Calif. on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. Bach's curved bow allows a musician to play all four strings of the instrument at the same time.) PAUL CHINN/San Francisco Chronicle MANDATORY CREDIT FOR PHOTOGRAPHER AND S.F. CHRONICLE/NO SALES - MAGS OUT Photo: PAUL CHINN / SF