Category Archives: Jazz & Big Band

Louis Armstrong Concert Poster 1930s The Trumpet King of Swing!

A vintage 1930s Louis Armstrong window card for the legendary trumpeter’s appearance at the Celoron Park Pier in New York state on June 17, 1939. Like most posters of the day, this Louis Armstrong boxing-style poster was manufactured on cardboard … Continue reading

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Thelonious Monk Concert Posters Harlem 1940s Bebop Jazz Legend

Today we look at two vintage, original Thelonious Monk window cards from the late 1940s in the Harlem section of New York City. The first of these Thelonious Monk placards hails from 1948 and lists five other band members which … Continue reading

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Ella Fitzgerald Concert Poster 1930s – First Lady of Swing

An original, authentic Ella Fitzgerald window card from 1939, for a concert which took place not long after her mentor, big-bandleader Chick Webb, had passed away. This Ella Fitzgerald concert poster dates to  November 20, 1939 and is from the … Continue reading

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Billie Holiday Concert Poster Artie Shaw 1930s Window Display

Although her name appears nowhere on this poster, this can easily be called an authentic 1930s Billie Holiday concert poster. That’s because this Artie Shaw window card states “And His Orchestra,” without naming Billie or any of the other individual … Continue reading

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Ella Fitzgerald Chick Webb Concert Poster 1930s Big Band Jazz

Ella Fitzgerald, who would eventually become the world’s “First Lady of Song,” was only 21 years old when this 1938 window card was printed to advertise a concert by her then-boss, big band leader Chick Webb. Ella’s youth and inexperience … Continue reading

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