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Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt March 1971 concert poster

Original first printing concert poster advertising the Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt [Germany] on Wednesday, 10th March, 1971, under the direction of Buddy de Franco (1923–2014), and presented by Lippmann+Rau. DeFranco began his professional career just as swing music and big bands — many of which were led by clarinetists like Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman — were fading in popularity. While most jazz clarinet players did not adapt to this change, DeFranco successfully continued to play clarinet exclusively, and was one of the few bebop clarinetists. In 1950, DeFranco spent a year with the famous Count Basie Septet. His small combo in the early 1950s included jazz modernist Sonny Clark on the piano and guitarist Tal Farlow. He was bandleader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra from 1966 to 1974. He has also performed with Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and many others, and has released dozens of albums as a leader. DeFranco died in Panama City, Florida at the age of 91.

The poster measures 84.0 x 59.9 cm (approx. 33″ by 23.6″ inches) and is beautifully printed in red and black inks on thin, smooth-finish uncoated paper stock. Light creasing to the far left side, else in near excellent unfolded condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the poster available on request.


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