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DJANGO REINHARDT - PROGRAM SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JACK TEAGARDEN, LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG, BARNEY (ALBANY LEON) BIGARD, ARVELL SHAW, EARL "FATHA" HINES, REX STEWART, JIMMY ARCHEY, HENRY GOODWIN, MILTON (MEZZ) MEZZROW, STEPHANE GRAPPELLI, SIDNEY "BIG SID" CATLETT, HUGUES PANASSIE, BABY (WARREN) DODDS, GEORGE KENNEDY, ELI "LUCKY" THOMPSON, SANDY WILLIAMS, SANDY PRICE - HFSID 289875

Program of the 1948 Jazz Festival in Nice, France, signed by 21 famed jazz musicians. The signatures are historic, but so is the program! Nice claims this event as the world's first ever jazz festival!

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JAZZ GREATS: DJANGO REINHARDT, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, STEPHANE GRAPPELLI, JACK TEAGARDEN. EARL HINES and 17 OTHERS
Program of the 1948 Jazz Festival in Nice, France, signed by 21 famed jazz musicians. The signatures are historic, but so is the program! Nice claims this event as the world's first ever jazz festival!
Program signed: "D Reinhardt", "Louis Armstrong", "S Grappelli/xxx", "Jack Teagarden", "Barney Bigard", "Arvell Shaw", "Earl/Fatha/Hines" (twice!), "Rex Stewart", "Jimmy Archey", "Henry Goodwin", "Milton Mezz Mezzrow", "Big Sid Catlett", "Hugues Panassie", "Baby Dodds/2-25-48", "Good luck/George Kennedy", "Sandy Price", "Sandy Williams", "Lucky Thompson", and 3 unidentified signatures. 8 pages 9½x12. Accompanied by a 6¼x10 unsigned program, 5 pages. Program of the International Jazz Festival, Nice (France), February 22-28, 1948. In all 20 signatures! From February 22 to 28, 1948, the world's first ever jazz festival was held in Nice, France. Organized by HUGUES PANASSIE, President of Hot Club de France, the festival demonstrated Europe's recovery from World War II and helped popularize the new bop style of jazz in France. Especially renowned signers here include Belgian-born gypsy Jean Baptise "DJANGO" REINHARDT (1910-1953). Originally a violinist, he is best remembered for his jazz and swing performances on the acoustic guitar (His missing fingers induced him to develop a unique fingering style). In the 1930s, he performed with STEPHANE GRAPPELLI in the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Although he couldn't read music, Reinhardt created many influential jazz compositions. His style influenced musicians in many genres, from jazz to rock to country music. Reinhardt is rare in any form. French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli (1908-1997), founder of that historic all-string jazz ensemble at the Hot Club, resumed his internationally famous career after the war, performing with other jazz greats but also with leaders in pop music (Paul Simon) and classical (Yehudi Menuhin, Yo Yo Ma). On July 4, 2000, America marked the centennial of LOUIS ARMSTRONG (1901-1971), her most celebrated jazz musician. "Satchmo", short for "satchel mouth", popularized jazz singing, scat singing and improvised instrumental solos to the mainstream public. He was America's musical ambassador to the world, a multi-talented vocalist, trumpet player and entertainer who influenced scores of vocalists and musicians. EARL "FATHA" HINES (1903-1983) played jazz piano in big bands as a young man and in 1927 joined Louis Armstrong's quintet. Under Armstrong's influence, he originated the "trumpet style" of piano playing, in which he produced hornlike solo lines on octaves with his right hand and the harmony with his left. From 1928 to 1947 he led his own band and in the 1950s and '60s toured the world to great acclaim. JACK TEAGARDEN (1905-1964) was a jazz trombonist, vocalist and bandleader, at home with the blues as few white musicians of his era were. Self-taught on the trombone and playing with a distinctive style, he played with many of the best jazz artists, including a world tour with Louis Armstrong. An extraordinary collection of vintage signatures from the world of jazz! Heavily toned and creased. Corners worn and chipped. Bottom right corner chipping (effecting signature). Multiple signatures light but legible. Edges frayed. Torn near top right edge. Multiple moisture stains.

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