A gorgeous vintage 7″ by 10″ photograph of the Jazz Jesters, a Northern University jazz band founded by Jimmie Caldwell and based in the Chicago of the early 20s. I can’t help but imagine the wild soirees these five slick musicians played for, and how much illegal alcohol they saw flowing.
This photograph is attached to a grey album backing with a note stating the organist (Jimmie Caldwell) played at a venue (I can’t decypher) in Omaha.
A big thank you to Mavis Purdy of The Vintage Photo Booth group on Facebook and Christian Perales of the Jazz Age group on Facebook too.
For in-depth info on this group please visit Jimmie Caldwell’s Jazz Jesters by Albert Haim
Photographer: J.D.Taloff. Evanston ILL.