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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Tuck and Patti

Tuck and Patti

Patti Cathcart, vocals; Tuck Andress, guitar

Saturday, July 10 | 8 PM | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $36 general | $22 students | TAKE 5!

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Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart have been making music together for almost 30 years, and their musical empathy and communication are astonishing. Singer Bobby McFerrin calls them "the best duo on the planet," and their previous Stanford Jazz Festival performance in 2006 is still talked about as a high point of the season.

Tuck's guitar and Patti's voice complement each other perfectly. Soul mates in both the musical and literal senses of the phrase, they have been married since 1983. Their signature sound blends jazz, folk, pop, and soul into an inviting and emotionally direct dialect.

A largely self-taught guitarist (and Stanford University alumnus), Tuck can evoke the power and complexity of a big band with his guitar, or set a delicate mood with a few carefully chosen notes. Patti's versatile vocal style grew from a childhood immersed in the diverse sounds of the San Francisco music scene. Both are virtuoso performers, capable of astonishing feats of musicianship, but their formidable technique never lapses into self-indulgence. Instead, it serves the music, allowing them to bring out each song's beauty and feeling with precision, subtlety, and grace.

With more than a dozen albums to their credit and decades of performances in the Bay Area and internationally, Tuck and Patti have cultivated a loyal fan base and cemented their reputation as one of the Bay Area's musical treasures. It's a privilege to be invited into this family's kitchen for musical comfort food - warm, nourishing, and served with love.


Tuck & Patti – "A Captain for Dark Mornings"

Tuck & Patti – "I've Grown Accustomed to her Face"

Tuck & Patti – "Holiday Paradise Found"


Tuck and Patti performing at the Umbria Jazz Festival, 2009

Tuck and Patti performing "One For All" live in the Netherlands











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