Original 1948 Festival International du Jazz in Nice program, 9.5 x 12, signed in ink on the front and back cover by 33 performers, including: Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grapelli, Barney Bigard,Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Big Sid Catlett, Lucky Thompson, Baby Dodds, Mezz Mezzrow, Bob Wilber, Rex Stewart, Hughes Panassie, and Ted Curry. In very good condition, with a couple detached pages, scattered toning and soiling to covers, mild handling wear, some light brushing to a couple of signatures, and some light wrinkling and creasing. Lauded as the ‘first jazz festival of international significance,’ this 1948 inaugural event would earn the title of the ‘flashiest and most prestigious jazz festival in Europe.’ Now an annual event, the Nice Jazz Festival continues to draw the whose who of the jazz world.
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