Category Archives: Jazz & Big Band

Newport Jazz Fest Window Cards 1960s Concert Posters

A couple of vintage 1960s jazz concert posters that practically fall through the floorboards from the sheer weight of the talent they represent. Both of these original advertising window cards were used to sell tickets to see – are you … Continue reading

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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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