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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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The Agosto Trio
John Scofield, guitar; Larry Grenadier, bass; Bill Stewart, drums

Take 5!Sunday, August 3 | 8 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $32 general | $16 students

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By phone: 650.725.ARTS (2787); In Person: Stanford Ticket Office
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Program Notes

“Scofield combines the chess-champ braininess of his solos with a taste for standard song forms and expansive bursts of volume… a manna for the straight ahead jazz fan.” – The Boston Phoenix

Sparks are guaranteed to fly when John Scofield, Larry Grenadier, and Bill Stewart take the stage as the Agosto Trio. Scofield is one of modern jazz’s top-tier guitarists, with an immediately identifiable style full of spiky melodies and unexpected nuances. Early in his career he played with a long list of jazz masters, including Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and Gary Burton. Now, as a bandleader, he is known for undertaking unusual, ambitious projects and for exploring funky territory when he’s not playing straight-ahead jazz. Scofield finds kindred spirits in bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Bill Stewart, two musicians with whom he shares a good deal of musical history. Bill Stewart, a frequent collaborator of Scofield’s, is one of the few drummers with the versatility to work with both Pat Metheny and Maceo Parker. Larry Grenadier, perhaps best known for his consistently amazing work with pianist Brad Meldau’s trio, has the kind of spontaneous creativity that energizes everyone he plays with. The meeting of these three contemporary jazz giants is not to be missed.

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Q&A wtih Larry Grenadier

What is the first recording you remember hearing as a child?
“I Am The Walrus” by The Beatles.

What job would you have if you weren’t a jazz musician?
To paraphrase Fellini...An actor, a painter, a circus performer, a writer and a doctor in a mental hospital. I am very fortunate. As a bass player I can be all these things.

What’s the strangest experience you’ve ever had on the bandstand?
Well I’m going to use the word strange in another sense because what happens on the bandstand, the level of communication, intuition and telepathy is so high that in any other circumstance it would be deemed “strange.”

What’s the last book you’ve read?
Italo Calvino’s “Numbers In The Dark.”

If you could play with any other musician, living or dead (with whom you have not played), who would it be and why?
Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Sinatra. I think we need a drummer. OK, Tony Williams.

What’s your favorite thing about being a Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty member?
Having been a student here in the 80’s I feel very fortunate to be able to come back as a teacher and have that dual perspective.

What’s your favorite jazz venue?
The Village Vanguard.

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