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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

Wycliffe Gordon Quartet
Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; Matt Clark, piano; John Shifflett, bass; Jason Lewis, drums

Friday, July 10, 8 pm
Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $40 general | $20 students

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

Video: Trombone Summit; Wycliffe Gordon "Caravan" (view additional videos on our YouTube page)

Listen: "The Nick of Time"

Listen: "Stardust"

Wycliffe Gordon is one of the top trombonists in jazz today. His improvisations are melodic and exciting, his tone is sweet and expressive, and everything he plays swings like crazy. He has performed all over the world, received countless awards from fans and critics, and collaborated with far too many great jazz artists to list. In addition to his prominence as a performer, Gordon is a composer, arranger, educator, and author. He has composed music for a variety of world-class ensembles as well as for film and television productions. His outstanding work as an educator includes international clinics and master classes for students of all ages, as well as extensive teaching at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Stanford Jazz Workshop. As a musical diplomat for the U.S. State Department, Gordon promotes a positive vision of worldwide harmony (not to mention melody and rhythm). The creative originality and irrepressible joy of Gordon’s music are well-served by a top-notch Bay Area rhythm section featuring Matt Clark on piano, John Shifflett on bass, and Jason Lewis on drums.

“Mr. Gordon has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the premier trombonists of our time. A superior technician with a gift for buoyant swing, Mr. Gordon, above, is a feel-good player, made of much the same stuff as the trumpeter Clark Terry.”

– New York Times

Wycliffe Gordon website

Supported by Wes Ayres, Trustee of the Ayres Family Fund

Photo Credit: Scott Chernis