23 May 2015

A brief history of jazz

We had a nice letter from Geoff in April which went something like this:

As you might know, April is Jazz Appreciation Month and to celebrate I’ve been commissioned to put together an illustrated history of jazz. which you can see here (clicking on the graphic in the link will blow it up considerably).

It covers the most influential genres, alongside some of the key players in the evolution of jazz, all presented in a cool, retro illustration reminiscent of 50s style graphic design.

I saw Inconstant Sol covers a lot of jazz and thought it might be something you’d enjoy, so decided to get in touch. If you like it, and think your readers might too, I’d love it if you would like to feature it. Just let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send over a high res image for you to upload!

Of course we are!


boogieman said...

Thanks, i'd love to be able to DL it in a higher resolution. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, very educational in an awesome way! I wonder why it stops around 1960 though. Artists like Diana Krall, Jamie Cullum and Gregory Porter are missing that way.

Formosa Coweater said...

Looks good! (And thanks for the introduction to Ernest Hogan, a new artist for me).

Nick said...


I thought of this brief history of jazz on Amiga.

Info here

and files


bernizz said...

Hi, thanks for this feature. But I also do not understand how a poster celebrating the 100 anniversary starting with 1895 and Ending in 1970...? There are a lot of things that happened after 1970! I prefer this poster under this link, which I have on a wall in my living room.