2010 Festival At A Glance
June 16   An Evening with Dick Hyman
June 25   A Night of Brazilian Jazz!
Luciana Souza/Romero Lubambo; plus Alegritude
June 26   A History of African Rhythms & Jazz
June 26   Randy Weston's African Rhythms Trio
June 27   Freddy Cole Quartet
July 2   The Music of Billy Strayhorn
July 3   Early Bird Jazz for Kids: Jim Nadel & Friends
July 3   Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
July 9   Fred Hersch: Jobim and More
July 10   Early Bird Latin Jazz for Kids: John Santos Sextet
July 10   Tuck & Patti
July 11   Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady of Song
July 16   Mose Allison Trio
July 17   Claudia Villela Band
July 18   John Santos Sextet
July 19   Khalil Shaheed & the Mo'Rockin Project
July 20   Gerald Clayton Trio
July 21   Kristen Strom Quintet
July 22   The Music of Dave Brubeck Presented by Victor Lin
July 24   Giants of Jazz: Charles McPherson, Junior Mance & Tootie Heath
July 25   Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Special Guest Keb' Mo'
July 26   Dena DeRose Trio
July 27   Junior Mance Trio
July 28   100 Years of Django with Julian Lage, Victor Lin & Jorge Roeder
July 29   Visions: The Stevie Wonder Songbook
July 31   Rebecca Martin featuring Larry Grenadier, Steve Cardenas & Larry Goldings
Aug 1   Dave Douglas Quintet Plus
Aug 2   George Cables Trio
Aug 3   Nicholas Payton with the Taylor Eigsti Trio
Aug 4   Joshua Redman Trio
Aug 6   SJW All-Star Jam Session
Aug 7   Taylor Eigsti Group featuring Becca Stevens
Mailing ListDonate OnlineContactSearchSite Map
A History of African Rhythms and Jazz

A History of African Rhythms and Jazz

Randy Weston, piano; Alex Blake, bass; Neil Clarke, percussion

Saturday, June 26 | 11 AM | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $5 advance purchase | $10 at the door | Kids under 18 free!

Tickets Now On Sale

Jazz has its roots in the musical traditions of Africa, and pianist Randy Weston has spent his distinguished career discovering and exploring these roots.

In this special presentation, Weston and his African Rhythms Trio will discuss and illustrate - with musical examples - the history of jazz in the context of its African origins, deepening listeners' understanding and appreciation.


Randy Weston – "Ifrane"

Randy Weston – "Earth Birth"

Randy Weston – "Pam's Waltz"

Randy Weston – "Little Niles"


Randy Weston's African Rhythms Trio at Gent Jazz Festival, 2009

Jazz Oral History: Randy Weston interview at the New York Public Library, 1996











HOME / EDUCATION / EVENTS / SUPPORT / ABOUT / NEWS / MEDIA / FORMS / LINKS / SITE MAP /   myspace page    facebook page   YouTube logo   twitter page

© Stanford Jazz Workshop / P.O. Box 20454 Stanford, CA 94309 / Tel: 650.736.0324 / info@stanfordjazz.org
Web site: Grow Design / Photography: Scott Chernis, Scott McKissen, Joel Simon, SJW Staff