Sunday, September 10, 2 p.m.
Monterey Public Library Community Room
625 Pacific St.
Join Paul Simeon Fingerote, 30-year Marketing Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, as he shares backstage stories about the Festival’s stars as told by his co-author and friend, Bay Area jazz icon Dr. Herb Wong in their recently published book, Jazz on My Mind: Liner Notes, Anecdotes and Conversations from the 1940s to the 2000s.
Monterey Jazz Festival artists in the book include Dave Brubeck, Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis, Bola Sete, and Shelly Manne, along with other Monterey-related artists. Herb Wong knew them all intimately, and these are his intimate stories from the Festival, which he covered from the first Festival in 1958 until last one he was able to cover in 2013.
This will be a multi-media show, featuring Fingerote (whose voice you might recognize from his gig at 90.3/KAZU) reading excerpts, with historic photos, album cover art and, of course, jazz.
$10 admission donation requested; free to Friends’ members.