Welcome to the Great Jazz Revival, the Charles N. Huggins Project

Explore the history of Traditional Jazz in the San Francisco Bay Area from the Barbary Coast to the 1980s through historic images, recorded sound, articles, scores and film.

  • Jump right into the materials and films using the Browse tab.

  • Click on The Collection tab to read illustrated feature articles,

  • Explore Turk Murphy's scrapbooks,

  • Or, use the main chapter links by clicking on the thumbnail images below.

For an overview of The Collection from our curators, watch the video at the bottom of this page.