NELSON, Louis.


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Zaal Sint-Bavo, Oostakker January 1975 concert poster 

Original first printing concert poster advertising American jazz trombonist Louis Nelson (1902—1990) at the Zaal Sint-Bavo in Oostakker [Belgium] on Saturday, 4th January, 1975, accompanied by the Cotton City Jazz Band. Born in New Orleans, Nelson played in the 1920s with Buddy Petit, Kid Rena, Sam Morgan, Chris Kelly, Papa Celestin, Kid Howard, and others. In 1949, he made his first recording with clarinetist and leader Big Eye Louis Nelson Delisle, as well as Charlie Love, Johnny St. Cyr, Ernest Rogers, and Austin Young at Dr. Nelson’s Touro Street house. This recording, by jazz historian Bill Russell of AM Records, marked the beginning of an extensive recording career for Nelson. He appeared at every New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival until his death. He joined the Legends of Jazz. In 1981, Nelson received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts where he developed a program in which he played for New Orleans public school students and discussed New Orleans jazz history. On 5th April, 1990, Nelson died of injuries suffered from a hit-and-run automobile accident. The driver was never caught.

The poster measures 39.8 x 59.7 cm and is beautifully printed in black ink on thin, light orange colored uncoated paper stock. In excellent unfolded and unmarked condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have regarding this item. Additional images of the poster available on request.


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