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Birdland – 1950’s Jazz Club Handbill / Brochure (Miles Davis / Duke Ellington / Charlie Parker / Count Basie)

A rare 1950’s brochure advertising the legendary New York jazz club Birdland, named after Charlie Parker, who played there along with virtually every major jazz musician of the era.  The cover lists a number of them–Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Dinah Washington, and others.  Inside are great photos of musicians  and celebrity […]

Count Basie / Bud Powell – 1956 Birdland Handbill

A scarce handbill advertising July 1956 shows by Count Basie and his 16 Piece Orchestra at the legendary New York club Birdland, the “jazz corner of the world”. Also advertised are an upcoming engagement by Bud Powell. Birdland handbills are extremely rare and collectible, and Basie was one of the artists most closely associated with […]

Count Basie / Duke Ellington – 1957 Birdland Handbill

A scarce handbill advertising March 1957 shows by Count Basie and his 16 Piece Orchestra at the legendary New York club Birdland, the “jazz corner of the world”.  Also advertised are shows by Oscar Pettiford and his 13 Piece Orchestra, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson & the Birdland Dream Band and others.  Birdland […]

Birdland Stars of 1957 – Jazz Handbill featuring Lester Young, Bud Powell, Count Basie, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan at Carnegie Hall

A beautiful boxing-style handbill advertising a show by the Birdland Stars of ’57 at the Berkeley, CA Community Theatre and San Francisco Memorial Opera House in April 1957.  This all star bill featured Lester Young, the Bud Powell Trio, Count Basie, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, Zoot Sims, Terry Gibbs, Roy Haynes, the Phineas […]

Count Basie & Joe Williams – Signed 1957 Concert Program

A signed concert program for Count Basie’s November 1, 1957 appearance at Kings Hall, Manchester, England.  The beautiful 20 page program is filled with photographs of Basie and his band, and signed in blue fountain pen by Count Basie and vocalist Joe Williams, on their respective pictures.  8 1/2″ x 10 5/8,”  in excellent condition […]

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