Category Archives: Jazz & Big Band

1930s Big Band Jazz Concert Posters – Cab Calloway, Earl Hines

Here were take a look at three late-1930s cardboard advertising window cards made to sell tickets for Cab Calloway, Earl “Fatha” Hines and Jimmie Lunceford in concert, along with their respective big bands. Now approaching 75 years old, these authentic … Continue reading

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Duke Ellington Window Card 1930s w/ His Famous Orchestra

Early 20th-century concert posters simply don’t get any better than this… a gorgeous Duke Ellington 1934 tour poster from Scranton, PA. Duke was only 35 years old, but his orchestra was already considered “famous.” Admission was only $1.00 to see … Continue reading

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1950s Jazz Concert Poster – Louis Armstrong & Benny Goodman

A beautifully designed jazz concert poster from 1953 featuring co-headliners Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman. Great artistic sketches of the two legends, bright red, yellow & blue colors, and lots of named support musicians (Gene Krupa, anyone?) make this a … Continue reading

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Collecting Rare Boxing-Style Concert Posters & Window Cards

In one of my most unusual videos to date, I take a look at the various forms in which boxing-style concert poster tour blanks are found today. Staying light and fun with it, I explain various desirable characteristics found in … Continue reading

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Glenn Miller and his Orchestra Concert Posters 1930s & 1940s

Sorry this video is 10 minutes long, but I needed it to show off three original, vintage Glenn Miller window cards from his heyday: 1938, 1939 and 1940, each with its own unique style. Original Glenn Miller concert posters are … Continue reading

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