New Monetery Jazz Festival Collection web site

The longest running jazz festival in the world!

Each fall since 1958, the seaside city of Monterey, California, has been the site of performances by the world’s finest jazz and blues performers. The festival’s archive – preserved by the Stanford University Archive of Recorded Sound – contains recordings of live festival performances throughout the history of this enduring American cultural institution

Search nearly 9,000 performances and other segments representing 1,000 hours of audio and video content are described in the database

Creative Music Studio

A Ferment of World Jazz Yields a Trove of Tapes
Published: October 21, 2008
NY Times

The Creative Music Studio here remains underdocumented and little understood. But a definitive history of jazz in the 1970s — a book yet to be written — ought to give it central importance.

During the dawning years of jazz education the studio, run out of various repurposed settings — a barn, a Lutheran youth camp, a motel — was the unmusic school, roughly analogous to Black Mountain College, the progressive school in North Carolina that brought together avant-garde writers, dancers and painters in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.