In April 2019, my husband and I decided to play tourist for the day in Hollywood, California. My husband found this organization who was doing a Jazz Tour Walk through Hollywood and paid for us to participate. We must’ve walked 5 miles. I really don’t know the exact miles but, we walked a lot.
The tour guide is a journalist. The organization putting on this walk hired him to be the guide. The journalist did some deep research to learn all he could about the history of these Jazz Legends. He told lots of stories about these Jazz musicians/singers. One Jazz artist was a drug addict. One was a criminal. There was a lot of disreputable characters involved in the Jazz history. There were also some great and awesome people involved in Jazz.
To learn more about this mural and capital records tower; read this article in the LA Times.