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        The Patron of Jazz | Al Capone: Icon

        Find out why Al Capone became known as a patron of jazz music. Prohibition was a time when the arts came alive, particularly live music, and Al Capone's Chicago speakeasies provided a platform on which rising jazz musicians could play for the crowds. Al Capone provided African American musicians with opportunities they weren't getting anywhere else, and he helped to ensure jazz flourished

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