All-Star Jam Session
Joshua Redman, Andrew Speight, saxophone; Dave Douglas,
Nicholas Payton, trumpet; Josh Roseman, trombone; Dena DeRose, Madeline
Eastman, vocals; Steve Cardenas, guitar; George Cables, Taylor Eigsti,
Stefan Karlsson, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass; Eric Harland, Clarence
Penn, Jaz Sawyer, drums; and more
Friday, August 6, 8 PM | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $36 general | $22 students | TAKE 5!
When the gig ends, a jazz musician's day is just beginning.
As the nightclub patrons pay their bar tabs and head home to bed,
musicians begin to congregate at after-hours jam sessions, where
they play with and for their peers. At these informal gatherings,
which few non-musicians are privileged to attend, groups of artists
who don't normally play together create new sounds and try out
new ideas, and the music is always spontaneous and fresh. Performing
for an audience of fellow musicians forces the players to stay creative
and play their best.
Each year, Stanford Jazz Workshop assembles an all-star faculty
of outstanding musicians at every stage in their careers. Always
a highlight of the Stanford Jazz Festival, our annual Faculty All-Star
Jam brings the spontaneity of a late-night jam session to the
stage and provides a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to see
some of the music's most revered masters share the stage with
up-and-coming young stars in an informal, unpredictable setting.
And you don't even need to stay up all night to hear it!
Photo Credit: Scott Chernis.
Supported in part by Dent Hand.