First issue of Playboy magazine includes a feature on the Dorsey Brothers.
Playboy Music Polls start and release the Playboy Jazz All-Stars (Vol.1).
The second Playboy Music Poll and a two record release, Playboy Jazz All-Stars (Vol.2)
April 1959, planning begins for the 1st Playboy Jazz Festival.
Venue changed from Soldier Field to the indoor Chicago Stadium.
Attendances: Friday night 19,010, Saturday matinee 5,024, Saturday night 22,029, Sunday matinee 6,333, Sunday night 17,673, Total 70,069
Playboy Jazz All-Stars (Vol.3) contains four tracks from the 1st Playboy Jazz Festival.
Playboy presented its next jazz festival at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles.