Pop-up exhibition:

Swinging posters
Aarhus Jazz Festival turns 30

This year, Aarhus Jazz Festival can celebrate their 30th birthday. Come and see a great selection of their pulsating festival posters.

Aarhus Jazz Festival has filled the city with music every single summer since 1989. The past years with more than 350 concerts both indoors and outside.  

Each year, the festival publishes a new, official poster that pays tribute to the unique essence of jazz music. To mark the festival’s 30th birthday, the Danish Poster Museum shows a selection of their swinging, living jazz posters.

Graphic designer Finn Nygaard has created many of the posters, including the one for this year’s jazz festival. It is a tribute to American jazz drummer Art Blakey (1919-1990).

”In the Art Blakey poster I’ve tried to capture his fragility and wildness – and as a drummer, he is always in constant motion,” says Finn Nygaard about his latest poster for Aarhus Jazz festival 2019. The poster recently won the Graphis Poster Annual 2020 Gold Award.

Aarhus Jazz Festival 2019 pays special attention to history since it is the 100th anniversary for the very first jazz concert in Aarhus. Aarhus Jazz festival takes place 13-20 July 2019.

The pop-up exhibition is open to the public from 20 June until 11 August 2019 in the Danish Poster Museum’s exhibition building in Den Gamle By.