You daydream of weekends spent swirling whiskey in Paris’ Duc des Lombards or the Big Apple’s Blue Note. From Miles Davis to Herbie Hancock, your idols are heirs of the Cotton Club pioneers. They breathe the emotion of humanity into their saxophones, improvise their feelings and thoughts on the ebony and ivory of the keyboard. Swing, bebop, rhythm and blues—whichever chords you resonate with most, pay tribute to the music of New Orleans with our collection of jazz posters.
Jazz up your walls
A swelling chorus of brass, basslines that go walkies, and jittery, syncopated rhythms—you’re a cool cat who taps her feet to the beat. Jazz has no shortage of iconic heroes, masters of the genre to plaster your walls with. But it’s also a movement that beautifully segues to avant-garde art. Think abstract, modernist compositions that capture the novelty and spirit of the genre. Find classy jazz posters that bridge the gap between music and art for an elegant interior.
Give me the night
Jazz is a genre of performance. It’s lived and felt on stage in smoky basements, red-light bars and dingy clubs along dimly lit alleyways. It’s a music of the night, an accompaniment to the hedonism that lies beyond twilight. During Prohibition, Jazz became the de facto soundtrack to dirty dancing in debaucherous speakeasies across the USA.
Atmosphere brings the style to life—through seedy ambience, late-night listening, call-and-response vocals and intuitive improvisation. The music becomes subjected to the mood and manor encasing it, making it truly a democratic form. Looking for an interior that oozes that very same spirit? Spice up your walls with some jazz art that fits the part.
Straight outta New Orleans
Much as hip-hop was to the 80s, jazz was the subcultural movement of the 1920s. Firmly rooted in African-American identity, it was a soundtrack to a rebellious youth that chronicled the pain and promise of the black experience in the United States of the 1920s.
But it’s a genre that’s able to span pop and high culture. Blending African cultural expression and musical techniques with the sounds of European marching bands, jazz is a synergy that straddles two deeply divergent strains of musical history to create a sonic harmony. No wonder, then, that it has been hailed as the classical music of America. Jazz is truly an art.