1953

First issue of Playboy magazine includes a feature on the Dorsey Brothers.

1957

Playboy Music Polls start and release the Playboy Jazz All-Stars (Vol.1).

1958

The second Playboy Music Poll and a two record release, Playboy Jazz All-Stars (Vol.2)

1959

April 1959, planning begins for the 1st Playboy Jazz Festival.

1959

Venue changed from Soldier Field to the indoor Chicago Stadium.

1959

Attendances: Friday night 19,010, Saturday matinee 5,024, Saturday night 22,029, Sunday matinee 6,333, Sunday night 17,673, Total 70,069

1960

Playboy Jazz All-Stars (Vol.3) contains four tracks from the 1st Playboy Jazz Festival. 

1979

Playboy presented its next jazz festival at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles.

 
Playboy Jazz All-Stars Polls