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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Blues Night with Ruth Davies with Special Guest Keb' Mo'

SOLD OUT! Limited tickets may be available for sale at the door.
Ruth Davies' Blues Night with special guest Keb' Mo'

Keb' Mo', vocals/guitar; Charles McNeal, saxophone; Danny Caron, guitar; Bennett Paster, piano; Ruth Davies, bass; Ndugu Chancler, drums

Sunday, July 25, 7:30 PM | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $32 general | $18 students | TAKE 5!

The blues are the heart and soul of jazz, but they're also much more than that. As one of the earliest African-American musical traditions, the blues are the seed from which nearly every genre of American music grew, from rock to country. And of course, sometimes the blues are just the blues. Bassist Ruth Davies knows the blues more than most - in addition to her superb jazz playing, she has paid her blues dues with legends like John Lee Hooker, Charles Brown, Van Morrison, and many more. Her annual Blues Night is a perennial favorite. Special guest Keb' Mo' "has that unique ability of being able to turn a classic musical styling...and make it sound new" (Phoenix New Times). Traditional delta blues are the heart of Mo's music, but he mixes in influences from blues-based genres like gospel, soul, country, and jazz to create a compelling personal sound that has won him three Grammy awards. With virtuosic guitar chops and an intimate, candid vocal style, Keb' Mo's blues will make you forget your own.


Keb' Mo' – "Perpetual Blues Machine"

Keb' Mo' – "That's Not Love"

Keb' Mo' – "Hand It Over"


Keb' Mo' - "Hand It Over"

Keb' Mo' - "Am I Wrong"

Ruth Davies with Elvin Bishop at the 2009 Stanford Jazz Festival

Bill Tapia, Ruth Davies, Akira Tana, Mihana & Mario Guarneri Live at the Freight & Salvage













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