Stanford Jazz Workshop

Stanford Jazz Festival 2007
2008 Festival At A Glance
June 27   Terence Blanchard Quintet
June 28   Early Bird featuring Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble
June 28   Mary Stallings
June 29   3 Cohens
July 5   John Calloway Quintet
July 6   Everything you Wanted to Know About Jazz (But Were Afraid to Ask)
July 6   Sony Holland Plus Five
July 11   Mulgrew Miller
July 12   Early Bird with Jim Nadel
July 12   Kenny Burrell Quartet
July 13   Mel Martin and the Benny Carter Tribute Band
July 18   Gary Bartz Quartet featuring George Cables
July 19   The Whole Drum Truth
July 20   Yosvany Terry: Yedégbé—The Afro-Caribbean Legacy
July 21   Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira
July 22   Dayna Stephens Quartet
July 23   Andrew Speight's Bebop Night
July 24   Victor Lin and Friends
July 26   Geoffrey Keezer Quartet wtih special guest Joe Locke
July 27   Taylor Eigsti / Julian Lage Duo
July 28   Sylvia Cuenca Trio
July 29   Ruth Davies' Blues Night featuring Henry Butler
July 30   Ambrose and Friends
July 31   Tia Fuller and Healing Space
Aug 2   Dena DeRose Trio with special guest Donald Bailey
Aug 3   The Agosto Trio: Scofield / Grenadier / Stewart
Aug 4   Barry Harris / Charles McPherson Quartet
Aug 5   Jason Moran / Larry Grenadier / Richard Davis / Jeff Ballard
Aug 6   Delfeayo Marsalis & the Stanford Jazz Workshop Sextet
Aug 8   Stanford Jazz Workshop All-Star Jam Session
Aug 9   Fly + 1 with special guest Joshua Redman
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John Calloway Quintet
John Calloway, flute/percussion; Mike Olmos, trumpet; Murray Low, piano; David Belove, bass; Jesus Diaz, percussion; David Flores. drums
Saturday July 5 | 8 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $28 general | $14 students

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Program Notes

“…His work as co-director of the acclaimed Machete Ensemble and a long string of resident salsa bands has been formidable.” – Latin Beat Magazine

Multi-instrumentalist John Calloway is a cornerstone of the Bay Area Latin jazz scene. Adept at flute, piano, and percussion, Calloway was a founding member of John Santos’s Machete Ensemble and has collaborated with a who’s-who of local Latin jazz innovators, including Pete Escovedo, Jesus Diaz, Rebeca Mauleon, and Wayne Wallace. He’s also performed with legends like Dizzy Gillespie and Israel “Cachao” Lopez. He has recently traveled to South America with the Chilean jazz groups Quijerema and Teatro Arcoiris for the critically acclaimed theatre piece Poeta Pan, based on the life and poetry of Pablo Neruda. As a performer and composer, he has earned three Grammy nominations for recordings with the Machete Ensemble and the Ritmo y Candela series with Cuban percussionists Changuito, Patato, and Orestes Vilato. His most recent album, The Code, is available on Bombo Music. John is also a dedicated teacher with an M.A. in music education from San Francisco State University, and teaches both locally and in Cuba. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in multi-cultural education at the University of San Francisco.

John Calloway web site

Q&A with John Calloway

Who is your favorite jazz musician under the age of 30?
Dayna Stephens (is he under 30?). Mellow and GROUNDED!

What job would you have if you weren’t a jazz musician?
A literacy teacher to English language learners.

What’s the strangest experience you’ve ever had on the bandstand?
The bass player pulled out a gun...enough said!

What’s the most exotic place you’ve traveled to as a musician?
The southern part of Chile – brrr!

What’s the last book you’ve read?
Last GOOD book – “Releasing the Imagination” by Maxine Greene.

Who is your greatest musical influence?
Israel “Cachao” Lopez, for his humility that is not expected from someone so great.

How much do you practice each week?
Believe me, not enough.

What hobbies do you have?
How about promoting social justice through the arts?

If you could be any other type of artist other than a jazz musician, what would you be and why?
A “modern dance” dancer. People say I dance when I play anyway.

When did you become interested in music, and what circumstances or events led to your becoming a professional musician?
Don’t remember, it seemed to “just happen.”

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