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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

Early Bird Jazz: Woodwinds & Strings
An Intro to Jazz for Kids with Jim Nadel & Friends
Jeff Sanford, clarinet/flute; Jim Nadel, alto saxophone; Stefan Cohen, tenor saxophone; Regina Carter, violin; Allegra Bandy, vocals; Fred Harris, piano; Seward McCain, bass; Akira Tana, drums

Saturday, July 11
Kids 5 and under, 10 am
Kids 6 and over, 11 am
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: Free

Noted jazz educator and Stanford Jazz Workshop founder Jim Nadel presents a concert for young audiences and anyone who wants to learn more about the role of woodwinds and stringed instruments in jazz. The saxophone has been an iconic sound of jazz since the music’s early days in New Orleans. The instrument’s wide range of sonic possibilities makes it ideal for jazz, where individual expression and a personal sound are prized. The clarinet has a jazz tradition that goes back just as far, with a mellow sound that has played a role in almost every movement in jazz history, and the flute has a rich legacy of innovative players who have developed unique jazz styles. The various instruments in the stringed family also occupy special places in the language of jazz. The loping sound of a walking bass line is one of the music’s most essential ingredients. While the violin is less commonly heard, performers like Stephane Grappelli, Stuff Smith, and special guest Regina Carter show that it can express the joy and creativity of jazz in a unique and compelling way.

Photo credit: Scott Chernis.

Supported by Alice Lee & Gregory Melchor.