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
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Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Dr. Lonnie Smith, organ; Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar; Ben Perowsky, drums

Saturday, July 3 | 8 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $28 general | $16 students | TAKE 5!

Tickets Now On Sale

You might never have seen organist Dr. Lonnie Smith perform live - you might not even have heard his name - but chances are you've heard his music. Hip-hop artists from Run DMC to the Wu-Tang Clan have incorporated snippets of his classic recordings into their tracks, making him one of the most sampled jazz artists ever. It's easy to see why Dr. Smith's music speaks just as powerfully to a new generation as it did in the '60s and '70s: the sound of his Hammond B3 organ is the epitome of grooving soul, an incredibly powerful and versatile instrument.

Dr. Smith commands its full sonic range in every performance, whether supporting a soloist with quietly purring chords, pounding out a funky vamp, or pulling out all the stops (literally) to make the instrument roar. In the words of JazzTimes, Dr. Smith can "light up a room with visceral intensity or lay down some of the nastiest funk ever played on an organ" and "one of the most influential organists to ever man the helm of a Hammond B3."

Dr. Smith's recent album Rise Up shows the iconic organ master at the top of his form. Along with an all-star band including Stanford Jazz veterans Peter Bernstein and Donald Harrison, he tears into a set of originals, jazz classics, and surprising covers. From sanctified blues to outrageously funky grooves, Dr. Lonnie Smith's inimitable soul-jazz sounds are as potent as ever, and his Stanford performance is not to be missed!


Dr. Lonnie Smith – "Bemsha Swing"

Dr. Lonnie Smith – "Zimbabwe"

Dr. Lonnie Smith – "Jungle Soul"

Dr. Lonnie Smith – "Willow Weep for Me"


Dr. Lonnie Smith at the Jazz Standard, 2007

Dr. Lonnie Smith performing live with Lou Donaldson

Supported in part by Bruce Powell.





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