Original color 15.25 x 23.5 poster for the 1979 Grande Parade du Jazz in Nice, France, signed in ballpoint by many of the performers, including Barney Bigard, Buck Clayton, Vic Dickinson, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Erskine Hawkins, Woody Herman, Chubby Jackson, Milt Jackson, Illinois Jacquet, Howard Johnson, B. B. King, Jay McShann, Ernie Royal, Buddy Tate, Claude Williams, Jimmy Woods, and many more. In fine condition, with light overall wrinkling. Accompanied by a festival schedule packet.
The Nice Jazz Festival, known as the ‘Grande Parade du Jazz’ during the 1970s and 1980s, was first held in 1948 and organized annually since 1971. It is considered the first jazz festival of international significance. Over the years it has attracted many of the genre’s top names as regular performers, including Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Humes, Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis.
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