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Special Collections “Performs” at Monterey Jazz Festival

Sep 25, 2012


The University of the Pacific Library's Holt-Atherton Special Collections - home of the Brubeck Collection - had special billing at the recent Monterey Jazz Festival 2012 where staff created an exhibit documenting the 50th anniversary of Dave and Iola Brubeck's jazz musical The Real Ambassadors starring Louis Armstrong. The staff also worked closely with Professor Keith Hatschek of the Music Management program who put together a panel discussion on The Real Ambassadors. The highlight project of the weekend was a team of history students, John Langdon and Ignacio Sanchez, who gathered oral histories from festival goers who attended the live performance of The Real Ambassadors at the 1962 Monterey Jazz Festival. These projects were a collaboration of the library, the history department, the conservatory, and the Brubeck Institute.

For more information visit go.pacific.edu/real