New York: New York Jazz Festival, 1956. Perfect bound in wraps. Offset. [80pp]. 8 ½ x 11 in. Very good, with light edge wear and discoloration to wraps, and an open tear to outer edge of rear wrap (< ½ in.). Item #6817
Program for the First Annual New York Jazz Festival in 1956, presented by Don Friedman and Ken Joffe in association with K & J Heyman and A & S Markelson.
Friedman and Joffe introduced and edited this attractive program with fresh, ahead of its time, proto New Wave and graffiti design by BrownJohn and acques Willaumez Associates Incorporated Designers. The magazine includes photo portfolios from Ken Heyman, Carole Galletly, and Chuck Lilly, and essays by Gary Lewis, Paul Sampson, Nat Hentoff, William Brown, and others.
The festival’s lineup included Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Joe Williams, Erroll Garner, Gene Krupa, and Coleman Hawkins.
“New York City has long been one of the main supporters of Jazz in the country. It is only appropriate that the greatest city in the world should have a great Jazz Festival.”.