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The Stevie Wonder Songbook
Derick Hughes, vocals; Joe Gilman, piano; Bennett Paster, keyboards; Jorge Roeder, bass; Ndugu Chancler and Austin Harris, drums; plus special guests
If you missed the chance to grab tickets to this show, you might want to check out Rebecca Martin featuring Larry Grenadier, Steve Cardenas & Larry Goldings on Sat., July 31, for some incredible folk/pop/jazz-inspired songwriting.
Thursday, July 29, 7:30 PM and 9:00 PM | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $24 general | $14 students
Stevie Wonder is indubitably one of America's greatest popular
composers. He has written hundreds of songs, including more than
30 top-ten hits. He has earned countless honors, including more
Grammy awards than any other male recording artist. He's even
President Obama's favorite musician. His songs are more than
radio-friendly pop confections; they have the kind of rich harmonies
and narrative forms that jazz improvisers love to play.
Stanford Jazz Workshop pianists Joe Gilman and Bennett Paster have
both been deeply influenced by Stevie Wonder's music, and each
has a different perspective on these classic tunes. Gilman's
unique acoustic jazz trio arrangements put a contemporary twist on
many of Stevie's most beloved tunes with complex grooves and
spontaneous interplay, as heard on his albums View So Tender: Wonder
Revisited Volumes 1 and 2. Paster draws upon his mastery of diverse
musical styles, including modern jazz, rhythm and blues, and funk,
to create compelling contexts for his adventurous improvisations.
Come and celebrate the legacy of one of America's most beloved
songwriters with these two phenomenal pianists and a spectacular
cast of Stanford Jazz artists.
Stevie Wonder – "All in Love is Fair"
Stevie Wonder– "Golden Lady"
Stevie Wonder– "Too High"
Stevie Wonder performing "Living for the City" on Top of the Pops, 1974
Stevie Wonder: Medley, Live at Last 2008 UK Concert
Joe Gilman playing piano ("Old Devil Moon") with Bobby Hutcherson