Scott Hamilton & Friends 2/24

The Stanford Jazz Festival is pleased to present a performance of tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton on Friday, February 24, at Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the campus of Stanford University. In this special performance, Scott not only teams up with his local favorite co-stars in the Larry Vuckovich Trio, he expands his usual quartet format to include the great vocalist Kenny Washington, the incendiary young trumpet star Erik Jekabson, and Latin percussionist John Santos. The combination of these dynamic artists gives Scott a wider palette and more interactive potential than Bay Area audiences are accustomed to hearing from him, promising a very rare night of top-flight jazz.

With a resume that begins with Roy Eldridge, Jo Jones, and Benny Goodman, Scott Hamilton knows the jazz tradition and language inside and out. In the years since his time with those late, great artists, Scott has taken his full-toned tenor in wonderful directions of his own. Over 40 albums and as many international tours later, Scott is widely regarded as one of the most talented jazz artists in the world.

In addition to the beloved master pianist himself, the Larry Vuckovich Trio is powered by bassist Jeff Chambers and drummer Chuck McPherson, whose combined credits include stints with the top artists such as Freddie Hubbard, Roberta Flack, Harold Land, Dizzy Gillespie, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Benny Carter, Tommy Flanagan, and Joe Henderson — and that’s just scratching the surface.

Expect an evening of jazz fireworks!

Scott Hamilton plays “more swinging, inventive, and hot tenor sax than anyone else on the scene today.” —Down Beat Magazine

“. . . any discussion of the best jazz piano players in the world must now include Larry Vuckovich!” —KSJS, San Jose

Tickets for this special performance of Stanford Jazz Festival are on sale now. Buy tickets by phone: 650-725-ARTS (2787). Buy tickets . See complete lineup and details For more information, call 650-736-0324.