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Contemporary Posters presents:

POLISH JAZZ POSTER

Monday, October 30, 2006 - Monday, December 18, 2006
Open during all Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts as well as Tue. - Sun., 10 AM - 4 PM.

Fri, Nov. 17, 6-7PM
Gallery Tour prior to the evening's concerts

The performances include Paquito D'Rivera as well as the music of George Gershwin featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis & special guests Marcus Roberts; the American Composer's Orchestra conducted by Steven Sloane; and Derek Bermel.


Peter J. Menschel Arcade, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street , New York, NY

Jazz at Lincoln Center's first full-scale exhibit of original jazz posters from the golden age of Polish poster art (1950s-1980s; post-World War II to the fall of Communism) features more than twenty jazzposters by the renowned artists of the Polish School of Posters including Rafal Olbinski, Jan Sawka & Waldemar Swierzy.


Some posters, notably Olbinski's Jazz Jamboree '80 and Sawka's Jazz of the Odra '76 announce popular Polish jazz festivals; while others, principally Swierzy's Jazz Greats series, celebrate American jazz musicians many of whom are inductees of the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame at Jazz at Lincoln Center - John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, et. al.


The posters date primarily from the 1970s & 1980s, a period of relative artistic freedom in Poland during the Soviet era. Under the Communist regime, Polish architects, designers & painters were employed by the State to create posters on various subjects including jazz. Encouraged and supported by the State, these artists became recognized as the best in contemporary poster art, possessing a genius comparable to France's La Belle Époque of the 1890s.


For Jazz at Lincoln Center current calendar, visit http://www.jalc.org

The exhibit was organized by Contemporary Posters, New York City based company specializing in the art of the Polish School of Posters,

http://www.contemporaryposters.com/


Polish Theater Posters That Provoke, Wall Street Journal European edition, Sep. 8, 2006


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