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2009 Stanford Jazz Festival

> 2009 Festival At A Glance
June 26   James Moody Quartet featuring Benny Green
June 27   Early Bird featuring Crosspulse Duo/Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble
June 27   Gonzalo Rubalcaba
June 28   Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet
July 3   Bobbe Norris with the Larry Dunlap Trio
July 5   Songs of Sinatra: An American Celebration
July 10   Wycliffe Gordon Quartet
July 11   Early Bird Jazz: Woodwinds & Strings
July 11   Regina Carter Quintet
July 12   Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz (But Were Afraid to Ask)
July 12   Wesla Whitfield & the Mike Greensill Trio
July 17   Brazilian Guitarist Paulo Bellinati with special guests Carlos Oliveira & Harvey Wainapel
July 18   The Donald Harrison 3D Experience
July 19   Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
July 20   Blastin’ Barriers with Frederick Harris & Friends
July 21   Julian Lage Group
July 22   Ruth Davies Blues Night with Elvin Bishop
July 23   Simply Standards with Melecio Magdaluyo
July 25   Matt Wilson’s Sonic Garden featuring Julian Lage
July 26   Taylor Eigsti & Free Agency
July 27   Horace-Scope with Jaz Sawyer
July 28   Jeb Patton Trio featuring Albert “Tootie” Heath
July 29   1959 Revisited
July 30   SJW Mentors with Matt Wilson
Aug 1   Madeline Eastman featuring Terell Stafford
Aug 2   The Heath Brothers
Aug 3   Generations Jazz Project
Aug 4   Stan@Stanford: Remembering Stan Getz
Aug 5   Mulgrew Miller Trio
Aug 7   SJW All-Star Jam Session
Aug 8   Dena DeRose Quartet featuring Steve Davis

James Moody Quartet featuring Benny Green
James Moody, tenor saxophone; Benny Green, piano; John Wiitala, bass; Akira Tana, drums

Friday, June 26, 8 pm
Take 5!Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $34 general | $17 students

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Listen: James Moody – "A Message to Moody"

Listen: James Moody – "Simplicity and Beauty"

Listen: James Moody – "Into the Shadows"


WBGO Video Tribute to James Moody

Benny Green - Solo & Lecture - Juilliard Workshop 2007

Active and influential for more than six decades and still going strong, James Moody is a true master of the jazz saxophone. (The flute, too, his humility on the subject notwithstanding.) Moody established himself as a pioneer of the bebop movement early in his career playing with Dizzy Gillespie, and later found international fame when he recorded the iconic solo known as “Moody’s Mood for Love.” He has stayed at the forefront of jazz, earning countless Grammy nominations and other honors, including the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master award. Moody continues to perform around the world with his own quartet and countless collaborative projects, always innovating and pushing his music forward while preserving everything that is timeless and true about great jazz.  Although he’s of a younger generation, special guest pianist Benny Green has absorbed the best of the bop tradition.  He’s a captivating soloist and an inspiring accompanist. Bassist John Wiitala and drummer Akira Tana complete the world-class rhythm section for an evening with one of jazz’s most beloved performers.

“As a musical explorer, performer, collaborator and composer he has made an indelible contribution to the rise of American music as the dominant musical force of the twentieth century.”

– New York Times

James Moody website

Benny Green website

Supported in part by Susan & Lee David.

Photo Credit: Nick Ruechel.