Original color 15.25 x 23.25 poster for the 1981 Grande Parade du Jazz in Nice, France, signed in ballpoint by many of the performers, including Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Milt Jackson, Milt Hinton, Mel Torme, Art Pepper, Clark Terry, Al Grey, and many more. In fine condition, with light overall wrinkling. Accompanied by an original unsigned festival program.
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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