JAZZ FEST POSTERS IN NEW ORLEANS
Here is the poster for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for 2017. I really hope one day to be able to do one of these things. Such a cool project. This year’s poster was done by a New Orleans artist named Francis X. Pavy. I’m not sure, but I think he’s done a couple in the past, and maybe some Mardi Gras posters as well. Fingers crossed that one day I might get to do one myself. Usually the artists are local New Orleans artists, so I’d always hoped I would qualify.
Here are some other posters from previous years:
This one represents the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and was done by Terrance Osborne of New Orleans.
This is a portrait of Louis Prima, a famous trumpet player from New Orleans. He was always on TV and in movies when I was a kid. This was painted by Anthony Benedetto, better known as Tony Bennett. He is not from New Orleans, but if Tony Bennett agrees to do your poster, who’s complaining?
This is Fats Domino by James Michalopoulos.
This is Louis Armstrong by George Rodrigue. He’s the artist famous for the Blue Dog paintings. I always get compliments on my versatility when I am selling my posters at Tales of the Cocktail. People are always amazed that I can do the Blue Dog and the Tales posters as well. They love the Blue Dog.