Talkin’ Jazz Poster Design
Talkin’ Jazz is an incredible program run by two top-notch Brisbane musician/educators, Dan Hirsch and Euan Cumming. The idea is to support budding, high-school age musicians in their love of jazz with workshops, gig opportunities and a big band. They are dedicated to connecting these young people to real, working jazz musicians with a focus on younger professionals and encouraging women in jazz. I could not be more excited to be associated with this organisation.
I wanted to fill up the poster with all of the energy and individuality of the kids in the program. It was something of a challenge to cram an entire big band into the space but they’re all accounted for (except for one trombonist who’s mysteriously gone walk-about – as they so often do)! I drew on my own experiences in high school bands and had a lot of fun with each character.
I’ve been lucky enough to create new designs for these dedicated educators every year since 2018