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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

Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, solo piano

Saturday, June 27, 8 pm
Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $40 general | $20 students

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT but a limited number of tickets may be released at the door night of show.

Tickets on sale now!
By phone: 650.725.ARTS (2787); In Person: Stanford Ticket Office
For more information, go to our Ticketing Information Page

Listen: "Peace"

Listen: "Infantil"

Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s playing combines advanced musical concepts and formidable technique with emotional immediacy and hypnotizing grooves. Born in Havana, Rubalcaba grew up surrounded by Cuban musical heritage; his father was a pianist whose home was a gathering place for prominent Cuban musicians. Rigorous classical study and a passion for American jazz further shaped his artistic growth, and he was performing extensively in Cuba and at festivals around the world by 1986, when a chance meeting in Havana with bassist Charlie Haden opened the door for him to reach audiences in the United States. Blown away by Rubalcaba’s playing, Haden helped him secure a contract with Blue Note Records. Rubalcaba’s recordings have earned multiple Grammy awards, and as a performer he is in constant demand, leading his own groups and collaborating on a dazzling variety of projects with artists like Haden, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland and Chucho Valdez. Rubalcaba’s exciting new program of solo piano music is a new step on his artistic mission to express the beauty and vitality of Cuban musical culture in a contemporary international context.

“His music runs from introspective ballads and boleros to outrageously technical forays of hyperlicks played over smokin’ güaracha, rumba and son montuño grooves that will make your head spin.”

–Houston Press

Gonzalo Rubalcaba website

Supported in part by an anonymous donor.

Inside Jazz:
Cuban Jazz Piano from Yesterday to Today
Speaker: Jesse Chuy Varela, Music Director KCSM Jazz 91.1
7 pm, free with concert ticket