THE WORLD OF PLAYBOY

in which we offer an insider's look at what's doing and who's doing it


Playboy (Magazine)
October 1979

JAZZING IT UP
PLAYBOY STYLE


Some 30,000 fans jammed into the Hollywood Bowl for the two-night Playboy Jazz Festival—making it one of the most successful jazz extravaganzas ever produced. At left [photo 1], Sarah Vaughan belts out a number. Below [photo 2], Joni Mitchell sings her lyricized version of Charles Mingus' Goodbye Porkpie Hat. At right [photo 3], Hef unveils a sign renaming Hollywood Boulevard in honor of the festival. Those who were unfortunate enough to miss the 14 acts—plus an incredible all-star jam—take heart: The festival may possibly become an annual celebration.

Above [photo 4], Benny Goodman and the Young Tuxedo Brass Band (Ellyna Tatum, grand marshal) take over the Los Angeles City Council chambers for a ceremony proclaiming Jazz Festival Week. Below [photo 5], a panorama of the capacity crowd; m.c. Bill Cosby gives Lionel Hampton some unneeded help on vibes (inset).


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