On 26 February 1917 the Original Dixieland Jass Band, a New Orleans group led by the Italian-American trumpeter Dominic ‘Nick’ LaRocca, recorded the first jazz record in history titled Livery Stable Blues for the Victor label in New York. This first jazz recording actually marked the beginning of a new era.Read more
On the centenary of this groundbreaking event, the exhibition presents a visual heritage of great vitality through record covers, posters, placards, cards and book covers, as well as gramophones from the early 20th century, musical instruments, musical scores and publications that have become famous, and photos of significant moments, characters and movie stills.
The graphic conception of refined record covers and posters, highly innovative in their colouring and composition, involved graphic designers and world-class artists who displayed a true passion for the new musical genre, such as Josef Albers, Max Huber, Andy Warhol, and Niklaus Troxler.
Centro Culturale Chiasso, Spazio Officina
March 19th – April 30th 2017