April 20, 2014
Menlo Park, CA
Photo: Dr. Herb Wong at home July 18, 2012 Photo by Frank Jang. Legendary jazz journalist, broadcaster, educator, and record and concert producer Doctor Herb Wong, 88, passed away at home in Menlo Park, California yesterday morning.
He hosted his own jazz show on KJAZ radio which aired from 1959 to 1996. He was a frequent emcee at the Monterey Jazz Festival, co-founded the Palo Alto Jazz Alliance, produced the Palo Alto Jazz Festival, and was a president of the International Association for Jazz Education, and elected to its Hall of Fame. In December, 2013 he was honored with the Palo Alto Excellence Award in Jazz Education.
An avid educator, he designed and taught more than 75 courses on jazz during his 25 years as an edicator in Palo Alto. H...