Using the Collection

This exhibit provides information about the Monterey Jazz Festival, its history, and many of the musicians who performed there. As more content is added to this exhibit, it will be possible to access information about audio and video recordings in the Festival's archive at Stanford University, and you will be able to search or browse through the listings to discover musical performances and other events.

Accessing the Recordings

The media recordings in the Monterey Jazz Festival Collection and related documents, such as posters and programs, may be accessed by visiting the Archive of Recorded Sound on the Stanford University campus. The staff can also direct you to additional material related to the festival and several published recordings of Monterey Jazz Festival performances that are currently available in libraries or for purchase.

To make an appointment, contact by email or call (650) 723-9312. Hours and location information are available at

Copies from the Collection

Copies of the recordings or other materials needed for extended study or consultation outside of the Archive can only be provided with the permission of the General Manager of the Monterey Jazz Festival. Contact information can be found on the website of the Monterey Jazz Festival.

For other questions concerning the Collection, email or call (650) 723-9312.