The 100 Club, London May 1966 gig flyer/pamphlet
Vintage original first printing gig flyer/pamphlet advertising upcoming concerts at the legendary 100 Club on Oxford Street in London during May 1966. The front of the pamphlet has been authentically signed by American jazz cornetist Rex Stewart (1907—1967), who would appear at the club on 15th May, accompanied by Alex Welsh and His Band. Perhaps best remembered for his work with the Duke Ellington orchestra, Rex Stewart also worked in radio and television and published highly regarded jazz criticism. The book Jazz Masters of the Thirties is a selection of his criticism. Stewart also wrote for Playboy, Down Beat and several other publications during his life. He lived in upstate New York after purchasing a 100+ year old farmhouse. He hosted a jazz radio program in Troy, New York and owned a small restaurant for a very short time near a drag racing stadium in Vermont. While living in France, he attended the Cordon Bleu school of cooking and dedicated his life to being a fine cook. Also appearing at the 100 Club during May 1966 were the likes of Mr. Acker Bilk, The Artwoods, Kenny Ball, Eric Silk, Terry Lightfoot, Pretty Things, Monty Sunshine, and others.
35.0 x 19.3 cm, folded twice to 11.7 x 19.3 cm. 6 pp. Beautifully printed in green and black inks on thin, uncoated paper stock. In near excellent unmarked condition. Additional photos available on request.