Category Archives: Jazz & Big Band

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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Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett Concert Window Cards – Early 1960’s

Two beautiful, vintage concert posters from two of America’s biggest musical national treasures, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett. The Ella is a stunner from 1961, right in the middle of her Songbook series; and the Bennett comes from the year … Continue reading

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Billie Holiday Concert Flyer – New York’s Carnegie Hall

A stellar jazz handbill advertising a Carnegie Hall benefit concert on Thanksgiving weekend 1957 that featured Lady Day herself, Billie Holiday, plus the star-studded line-up of Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Zoot Sims, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and “Introducing… the brilliant … Continue reading

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Big Band Concert Posters from World War II Era

Four big band concert posters from 1940, original window cards from little-known bandleaders in the Midwest while America raged at war.  These 70-year old placards may not have recognizable musicians, but they strongly evoke an era when swing music was … Continue reading

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