Keep up with the Stanford Jazz Festival, Jazz Camp, and Jazz Residency on the go! This app is a guide to the Stanford Jazz Workshop’s summer Jazz Festival and related activities, such as Jazz Camps, Summer Classes and Special Events. It contains comprehensive information about all of the festival’s concerts, artists, venues, sponsors and ticketing, and it allows you to explore all of these in whatever level of detail you desire.
Of the music of Charlie Parker, Andrew Speight told Chronicle writer Lee Hildebrand that “It had all the precision and beauty of Bach or Mozart.” The fascinating article delves deep into Andrew’s upbringing in a jazz-focused family in Australia, and is available in today’s Sunday San Francisco Chronicle, or you can read it online by clicking here. Andrew performs a special concert of the music of Charlie Parker this coming Saturday, July 16, at 8 p.m. in Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the Stanford campus. Called “Bird with Strings,” the show will present arrangements written for Charlie Parker at his request that showcase his superb melodic gifts backed by strings, oboe, and rhythm section. This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the great modern exponents of bebop (Andrew Speight) interpreting these astonishing arrangements, and you can find out more by clicking here.