Category Archives: Jazz & Big Band

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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Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb Signed Photo & Harlem Jazz Newspaper

Ella Fitzgerald got her start fronting Chick Webb’s band in the 1930s, and here are two collectibles from that time period: an 8×10-inch glossy taken at the Apollo Theatre signed by both Chick and Ella; and a summer 1939 Harlem … Continue reading

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