Antibes, Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival, Original Vintage Concert Poster, July 18-24, 1962, Third Annual Festival, by G. Hage with the artist's imprint to the mid-right margin.
The Festival at Juan-les-Pins is the longest running international European jazz festival, originally created in 1960 to pay tribute to the town's adopted son, Sidney Bechet, who had died in May, 1959. Over its fifty plus year history the festival has hosted an extraordinary array of jazz luminaries, including Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett and Sonny Rollins. This poster for the third festival, for which Dizzy Gillespie's Sextet and organist Jimmy Smith were headliners, features a delightful illustration by poster artist G. Hage. The original festival flyer also accompanies the poster.
Poster is 23.5" by 14.5" (59.7 cm. by 36.6 cm.), pinholes to top corners, shallow surface creasing, else near fine, bright, unmarked with no tears or material loss. The original festival flyer is 4 1/8 " by 8 1/2", fine, unmarked, printed both sides, with Hage's poster illustration replicated and the festival performers listed to the verso. A very uncommon vintage jazz poster in collectible condition. J1786