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A Century of Jazz
Impromptu Creativity
Opening: March 18th 2017, 6.00 pm
Spazio Officina, March 19th – April 30th 2017

On 26 February 1917 the Original Dixieland Jass Band, a New Orleans group led by the Italian-American trumpeter Dominique ‘Nick’ La Rocca, recorded the first jazz record in history titled Livery Stable Blues for the Victor record company in New York. The record marked the start of a new era in the history of jazz.

On the centenary of the first jazz recording the exhibition presents a visual heritage of great vitality through record covers, posters, placards and book covers, as well as gramophones from the late 19th and early 20th century, rare musical instruments, sheet music editions that have become famous, and photos of significant moments, characters and movie stills.

The graphic designs of refined and innovative record covers and posters with their colouring and composition involved graphic designers and world-class artists, with a real passion for the new musical genre: Andy Warhol, Josef Albers, Reid Miles, Niklaus Troxler, David Stone Martin, Gill Mellé, Don Schlitten, Max Huber, Guido Crepax ...

A Century of Jazz - Impromptu Creativity
Spazio Officina
Via Dante Alighieri 4
6830 Chiasso +41 91 695 08 88

A Century of Jazz
Impromptu Creativity
Opening: March 18th 2017, 6.00 pm
Spazio Officina, March 19th – April 30th 2017

On 26 February 1917 the Original Dixieland Jass Band, a New Orleans group led by the Italian-American trumpeter Dominique ‘Nick’ La Rocca, recorded the first jazz record in history titled Livery Stable Blues for the Victor record company in New York. The record marked the st...

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Spazio Officina
Via Dante Alighieri 4,
6830 Chiasso
Tel.: +41 91 695 08 88
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