Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival - Celebrating 50 Years
Celebrate the golden anniversary of one of America's cultural treasures.
Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival - Celebrating 50 Years tells the story of the festival, from its inception in 1958 to today.
Trumpeter and Composer Terence Blanchard is the host. He is the Artist in Residence for MJF/50.
The program features interviews with:
Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong's 1958 panel discussion at MJF
Dr. Herb Wong, jazz educator who has attended every festival year
Bill Minor, author and festival historian
Tim Jackson, GM of the Monterey Jazz Festival
Paul Vieregge, 50 year veteran stage manager of the festival
Newly released archival music, captured from the festival stage:
Louis Armstrong, 1958
Dave Brubeck, 1958
Dizzy Gillespie, 1965
Thelonious Monk, 1964
Miles Davis, 1963
Sarah Vaughan, 1971
Pat Metheny, 1998