University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Jazz Institute of Chicago Artwork and Posters Collection 1966-2006

© 2009 University of Chicago Library


The Jazz Institute of Chicago. Artwork and Posters Collection was processed and preserved as part of the "Uncovering New Chicago Archives Project," funded with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Descriptive Summary


Jazz Institute of Chicago. Artwork and Posters. Collection




6.25 linear feet (3 boxes)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


The Jazz Institute of Chicago. Artwork and Posters Collections contains artwork and posters for Chicago-based jazz festivals and concerts, album cover artwork and compact disc booklets.

Information on Use


The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Jazz Institute of Chicago. Artwork and Posters Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

Founded in 1969 by a small group of jazz fans, writers, and musicians, the Jazz Institute of Chicago was initially established as a way of preserving the historical roots of Chicago’s music in the rock and popular music economy of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Founding members included Art Hodes, Muhal Richard Abrams, Harriet Choice, Joe Segal, Bob Koester, Don DeMicheal, and Penny Tyler.

The Jazz Institute of Chicago represents all forms of music and is involved in various festivals and concerts, including the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Annual Jazz Fair, and JazzCity, a concert series that works jointly with the Chicago Park District. With its many endeavors, the Jazz Institute of Chicago is committed to supporting the great legacy of jazz in Chicago.

Scope Note

The Jazz Institute of Chicago. Artwork and Poster Collections contains artwork and posters from Chicago-based jazz festivals, concerts, and exhibits, album cover artwork and compact disc booklets. Festivals include the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, and the Jazzfest. The album cover artwork is listed alphabetically by musician. The compact disc booklets detail recordings of various jazz musicians featured on Delmark Records. The notes detail items displayed in the Chicago Jazz Archive.

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Subject Headings


Box 1   Folder 1

Events, The 17th Annual Floating Jazz Festival, 1999

Box 1   Folder 2

Events, The 19th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, 1997

Box 1   Folder 3

Events, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1987

Box 1   Folder 4

Events, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1991

Box 1   Folder 5

Events, Chicago Old Style Jazz Festival, 1988

Box 1   Folder 6

Events, Jazzfest, 1991-2003

Box 1   Folder 7

Events, Jazz Showcase, 1984-1997

Box 1   Folder 8

Events, Other Festivals and Concerts, 1984-2005

Box 1   Folder 9

Events, University of Chicago, 1990-2007

Box 1   Folder 10


  • “Swing into Spring,” 2006
  • “Sweet Home Chicago,” 2003-2004
  • “Trading Fours: Jazz and it Milieu,” 2001
Box 1   Folder 11

Maps, Chicago Jazz Clubs, undated

Box 2   Folder 1


  • Anthony Braxton, 1968
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago, undated
  • The Art Hodes Notebook, undated
  • Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, undated
  • Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, undated
  • Buddy Guy, 1988
Box 2   Folder 2


  • Chicago Jazz Ensemble, undated
  • Chris Woods, undated
  • Clancy Hayes and The Salty Dogs, undated
  • Curtis Jones, undated
  • David Sanchez, 1995
Box 2   Folder 3


  • Earl Hines, undated
  • Edith Wilson with Little Brother Montgomery, undated
  • Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, undated
  • Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, undated
  • George Freeman, undated
  • George Lewis, undated
Box 2   Folder 4


  • Jim Robinson, undated
  • Jimmy Smith, undated
  • Joseph Jarmon, undated
  • Kahil El’Zabar’s Ritual Trio, undated
  • Kent Schneider, undated
Box 2   Folder 5


  • Maurice McIntyre, undated
  • Memphis Nighthawks, undated
  • Muhal Richard Abrams, undated
  • The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, undated
  • Orbert Davis, 2004
  • Paul Bascomb, undated
  • Percy Humphrey, undated
Box 2   Folder 6


  • Roscoe Mitchell, 1977
  • Sonny Stitt, undated
  • Tab Smith, undated
  • Trio with Aoki, Hunsinger, and Jarmon, undated
  • Wally Rose, undated
Box 3   Folder 1

Compact disc booklets, circa 1990s-2000

Box 3   Folder 2

Notes, 1996