Monterey Jazz Festival Books

The Art of Jazz:
Monterey Jazz Festival / 50 Years

“… the greatest of all West Coast jazz festivals...gorgeous, full-page color reproductions of its poster and program art, with a short essay for each decade…Great stuff.” - Paul de Barros, Seattle Times

Celebrate 50 years of the Monterey Jazz Festival with The Art of Jazz: Monterey Jazz Festival/50 Years. The story of the Monterey Jazz Festival is told through its graphic imagery and photographic moments (including iconic historical shots of Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, and more) taken by Jerry Stoll, Veryl Oakland, Ron Hudson, and others, including archival photographs from the Monterey County Herald.

The Art of Jazz includes a year-by-year list of artists who have performed at the Festival from 1958-2007, as well as color reproductions of posters and program covers from each year, featuring designers Earl Newman, and many more. In five chapters, there are also decade-by-decade essays that look at the world and the Festival by New York Times bestselling authors, Keith and Kent Zimmerman, and a foreword written by famed film director and actor (and Monterey Jazz Festival board member), Clint Eastwood.

The Retail Edition of The Art of Jazz: Monterey Jazz Festival/50 Years — with its dramatic slipcover featuring the cover image from the Festival's inaugural program — is priced at only $50 per copy. (Shipping/handling costs and sales tax are not included. Shipping costs will vary by location.)

 
The Limited Edition of The Art of Jazz: Monterey Jazz Festival/50 Years comes with a cloth-covered spine, and the face of the book features special gold plated paper with a black stamp of the classic trumpet and chair logo. The book is stored in a special cloth-covered clamshell case, which is stamped with a special gold trumpet and chair logo. Limited to only 250 numbered copies, each is signed by Monterey Jazz Festival Board member Clint Eastwood. The Limited Edition of The Art of Jazz: Monterey Jazz Festival / 50 Years is priced at $300 per copy, and is not sold through the Monterey Jazz Festival online store or in bookstores. Shipping/handling costs and sales tax are not included. Shipping costs will vary by location.
 

 

The Gift Edition of The Art of Jazz: Monterey Jazz Festival / 50 Years is beautifully stored in a gold cloth-covered slipcase with the logo printed in black on the cover. The book’s spine is covered in a matching gold cloth, with the front and back cover in black cloth. The book’s front cover is augmented with an embossed gold logo. Limited to 50 numbered copies only, each Gift Edition is signed by authors Keith and Kent Zimmerman and by designer Jerry Takigawa, and is now available at a 40% discount, priced at only $60 per copy, (list price of $100) and is not sold through the Monterey Jazz Festival online store or in bookstores. Shipping/handling costs and sales tax are not included. Shipping costs will vary by location.

You may order your copy of each edition by contacting the Monterey Jazz Festival at 831.373.3366 or email jazzinfo@montereyjazzfestival.org.

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