Impressive collection of over 60 items signed by one or more influential jazz musicians, consisting mostly of vintage cut signatures and programs from the early and mid 20th century, with many of the programs signed by numerous band members and festival performers, both popular and obscure, with some inscribed. Musicians include: Louis Armstrong, Erroll Garner, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Dave Brubeck, Quincy Jones, Kenny Clarke, Gene Krupa, Gerry Mulligan, Horace Silver, Kid Ory and His Creole Jazz Band, Duke Ellington’s Famous Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald’s Quartet, the Oscar Peterson Trio, Billy Higgins, Henry Grimes, Kansas Fields, Joe Darensbourg, Trummy Young, William Cronk, Bob Scobey, Lil Hardin Armstrong (ALS), Eddie Calhoun, Kelly Martin, Skinny Burgan, Pinnochio James, Haleem Rasheed, Andrew Wood, Harold Mayburn, Roland Faulkner, Ed Pazant, Hazy Osterwald, Al Hirt, Laurindo Almeida, George Shearing, Buck Clayton and His All Stars, George Wettling, and rosters from the Second and Third Annual International Jazz Festivals (one bearing a Ray Charles secretarial). Several of the cut signatures are affixed to larger mounts. In overall fine condition. Accompanied a couple unsigned programs and photographs.
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