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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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Delfeayo Marsalis & the Stanford Jazz Workshop Sextet
Harvey Wainapel, saxophones, bass clarinet; Delfeayo Marsalis, trombone; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Randy Porter, piano; John Wiitala, bass; Bill Stewart, drums

Take 5!Wednesday, August 6 | 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

“…there's another Marsalis who may be on the verge of attaining wide recognition: trombonist Delfeayo, (who) ranks among the more accomplished jazz instrumentalists today...lacing particular emphasis on swing rhythm and robust-but-accessible solos.” – Chicago Tribune

From New Orleans, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis is the third youngest member of the renowned Marsalis family. A graduate of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts as well as Berklee College of Music, Delfeayo first established himself as a producer, working with artists such as Terence Blanchard, Harry Connick Jr. and Nicholas Payton (as well as brothers Branford & Wynton). As an instrumentalist and session player, he earned numerous credits recording and touring with Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton & Max Roach, and his compositions have been featured in television, film and theatrical productions. A frequent clinician and lecturer, he founded the Uptown Music Theatre in 1997 to provide 8-12th grade youth with training and performance opportunities. Most recently, Marsalis led a tribute to Louis Armstrong at the Minnesota Orchestra Hall that included new arrangements written by Delfeayo, as well as performances of Armstrong’s own charts. Marsalis’ Stanford Jazz concert program will be a mix of mainstream jazz and standards, augmented by original songs contributed by several members of the ensemble.

Delfeayo Marsalis web site

Q&A with Delfeayo Marsalis

What is the first recording you remember hearing as a child?
J.J. Johnson – “Proof Positive.”

Who is your favorite jazz musician under the age of 30?
Christian Scott

What job would you have if you weren’t a jazz musician?

What’s the strangest experience you’ve ever had on the bandstand?
A guy came into the club a few months ago inebriated and wanted to spout political rhetoric. He tried several times to grab a microphone while we were playing and continually fell on his arse. Finally, he grabbed the mic, fell back, hit his head on the bar, and broke his glasses; to which our drummer Herlin Riley directed, “Knock yourself out!”

What’s your favorite food?
Dungeness Crab.

What’s the most exotic place you’ve traveled to as a musician?

What’s the last book you’ve read?
The Souls of Black Folk-W.E.B. DuBois

If you could play with any other musician, living or dead (with whom you have not played), who would it be and why?
Charlie Parker. All the older musicians said he was the one.

What’s your favorite tune?
“What A Wonderful World.”

What’s your favorite thing about being a Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty member?
Hanging with Barry Harris.

What’s your favorite jazz venue?
Blue Note – NYC

Who is your greatest musical influence?
Kenny Kirkland

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have three recordings with you, what would they be?
The Ellis Marsalis Trio; “Black Codes from the Underground” (Wynton Marsalis) & “Bloomington” (Branford Marsalis).

How much do you practice each week?
Depends on what is required.

What hobbies do you have?

If you could be any other type of artist other than a jazz musician, what would you be and why?
Writer. Expressive creativity.

Do you have a favorite music-related joke (that can be told in mixed company!)
The orchestra hired a trumpeter to play a concert. He made all the rehearsals on time and read the music with no trouble. During the concert, one of the movements said tacet. When the lush strings began to play he stood up and played his best bebop riffs and lines until the orchestra came to an unceremoniuos halt. The conductor folded his arms and looked disapprovingly. The trumpeter said innocently, “What? My part says take it!”

When did you become interested in music, and what circumstances or events led to your becoming a professional musician?
Sixth grade. The music teacher introduced all the instruments and trombone looked like the one nobody would play.

If you were to describe your music as a color, what color would it be and why?
Red. From red many shades are possible.

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