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1974 Monterey Jazz Festival | Dec. 10, 2021

Rich Rector
The Festival was dedicated to Duke Ellington

Let's Go Back 47 Years and Revisit the Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival PROMO.mp3

This was September 20-22, 1974 and was the 17th Annual Festival which began in 1958. I attended the Festival with my college roommate right before our senior year at Stanford. We slept in my car at a campground and drove into town each day for the music.

Here is a YouTube Video about some of the history of it.

A quick story: When walking around Monterey, I saw a California license plate and a Nevada license plate on cars that said "JAZZ." It just so happened that that was the year Arizona (where I was from) started personalized plates. So I applied for the plate and have had it on every one of my cars ever since. My wife's plate says "JAZZED!"

Rich Rector
Rich Rector

Here is the playlist from tonight's show:

Rich Rector is the host of Rich Tones Curated Jazz. A one hour journey into the wonderful world of jazz music.