If you are a fan of jazz than you will most definitely dig (sorry I couldn't help it) the works of Sacha Chimkevitch (1920-2006). He successfully captured the mood of "blue notes" through the use of various color washes, which virtually enveloped the "room" and the musicians. Time to dust off those records!
Jazz Session 2
Le Jazz Band. Galerie Pierre-François Garcier
Duo sur la musique (Duet)
La Musique Mène Les Femmes
Artist: Sacha Chimkevitch
Nationality: French - Polish (Armenian mother and Persian Polish father)
Birth: August 17, 1920 in Paris, France
Death: April 2006
Education: School of Fine Arts, Paris; Académie de la Grand Chaumière, Paris.
Subject Matter: Though he is known best for his jazz images he also created landscapes, abstracts, scenics.
Points of Interest:
• He discovered jazz in 1937 and would attend the swing clubs in Paris where he met many rising jazz stars, including Alix Combelle, Danny Polo and Stéphane Grappelli
• While a prisoner of war during WWII, he would often sneak past the guards and head to the Cafés to listen to Dutch jazz musicians perform; whom were also brave for playing jazz under the Germans' noses!
• After selling a few of his pieces in a record store in 1948, he knew he could make a living from his art.
• He created most of his work from his imagination; rarely working from photos or real life.
Go to- Photo gallery/blog dedicated to Sacha Chimkevitch's work; note it is in French.
Go to- Sacha's Wikipedia page- translated into English.
If you are looking for one of his prints try eBay; there were few available at the time of this post.