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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Rebecca Martin featuring Larry Grenadier, Steve Cardenas, and Larry Goldings

Rebecca Martin
featuring Larry Grenadier, Steve Cardenas & Larry Goldings

Rebecca Martin, vocals; Steve Cardenas, guitar; Larry Goldings, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass

Saturday, July 31, 8 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $32 general | $18 students

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Rebecca Martin, the leader of Stanford Jazz's first-ever songwriting program, "is a fresh jazz singer set loose in folk-pop, or vice versa; you never quite know which... and both sides of the equation come out well" (New York Times). Duke Ellington, who rejected categorization of all kinds, famously said that there are only two kinds of music: "good music, and the other kind." Although it's difficult to place it neatly in a single genre - it's been referred to as jazz, pop, folk, rock, and just about every other label- singer/songwriter Rebecca Martin's music is good, in the Ellingtonian sense of the word.

Beginning her recording career with the group Once Blue, Martin was quickly drawn to writing her own songs. Audiences immediately responded; her first solo release, People Behave Like Ballads, was a New York Times Critic's Pick, while her 2009 album The Growing Season won an Independent Music award for best Folk/Singer-Songwriter album. Her voice and songwriting have been compared to Joni Mitchell, but jazz lovers will hear echoes of Billie Holliday's intimate, honest style, along with a trace of Anita O'Day's playfulness. Whether you love the sophistication and spontaneity of jazz, the earthy honesty of folk music, or the catchiness of pop - or if, like Duke Ellington, you simply appreciate good music made with skill and sincerity - "let Martin's astute, erudite perspectives on the human condition wash over you, and you'll know you're in the company of emerging genius" (JazzTimes).


Rebecca Martin – "After Midnight"

Rebecca Martin– "As For You, Raba"

Rebecca Martin– "Just A Boy"


Rebecca Martin performing "Tea for Two" with husband Larry Grenadier

Rebecca Martin performing "Play for Me," 2004











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