Original Newport Jazz Festival - New York poster, 1972

Katharine Porter (designer)

New York: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 1972. Vintage Newport Jazz Festival - New York poster, July 1-9, 1972, the first year the festival was held in New York City, designed by Katharine Porter. With unrelated information printed on the verso regarding Frank Stella's lithograph designed for Festival 1967 at Lincoln Center.

In 1972, festival producer George Wein moved the festival to New York City, changing the name to the Newport Jazz Festival - New York, and expanding to multiple venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Yankee Stadium, and Radio City Music Hall. The 1972 festival was comprised of 30 concerts and 62 performers including Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Roberta Flack, and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1981 the festival returned to Newport while continuing in New York, making it a two-site festival.

11.25 x 16 inches. Very Good plus, with faint edgewear and light creasing at the extremities.

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