Gift of the Monterey Jazz Festival
This donation adds archival sound recordings and print materials from the 50th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival of 2007 and miscellaneous retrospective materials dating back to 1958 to expand the Festival’s existing collection. The sound and video performances include appearances by Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Jim Hall, Dave Holland, Kenny Burrell, Ernestine Anderson, Terence Blanchard, and Diana Krall. The festival also premiered two new works: Monterey Moods by Gerald Wilson and Requiem for Katrina by Terence Blanchard. In addition to the archival materials, the gift includes six (6) new recordings on the Monterey Jazz Festival Records label and copies of the commemorative book, The Art of Jazz: Monterey Jazz Festival/50 Years by Keith and Kent Zimmerman.