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Our extensive collection of posters is part of the National Jazz Archive satellite collection which can be viewed in the Archive at Birmingham City University. They are an evocative record of events and performances, reflecting the designs and fashions of the period.

Here you can explore a small selection of digitised images from our collection, notably the stunning series for concerts supported by the Arts Council in the 1970s and 1980s.

They are arranged by collection, which can be selected below. Then you can explore individual posters, which are arranged in alphabetical order of the artist’s first name.

A further 100 posters for concerts throughout the UK, including a series for the Soho Jazz Festival between 1987 and 2001, have been digitised and can be accessed in the Archive at Loughton.


Every effort has been made to ensure that the images displayed on our website are done so fairly, and not in breach of copyright. If you do not believe this to be the case, please contact us.

Due to copyright restrictions, some digitised items cannot be viewed over the internet: these are indicated by the National Jazz Archive logo. However, you can view them online by visiting the Archive. To arrange a visit call 0208 502 4701, email or use our contact form provided here.