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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

Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz
(But Were Afraid to Ask)
Jim Nadel alto saxophone; Dayna Stephens, tenor saxophone; Erik Jekabsen, trumpet; Glen Pearson, piano; Ruth Davies, bass; Akira Tana, drums

Sunday, July 12, 2:30 pm
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
FREE

As a jazz listener, have you ever felt mystified by something you saw on the bandstand or heard on a record? Perhaps you’re new to jazz and you wonder how they all play together without any sheet music, or why people don’t applaud at the end of all those short little drum solos. Or maybe you’re a longtime jazz aficionado but you’re not clear what differentiates harmolodic theory from the Lydian-chromatic concept, or what a trumpet player means when she tells the pianist to “stroll.” It’s no surprise; jazz musicians can be a mysterious bunch, with their esoteric language, nocturnal lifestyle, and often-indecipherable liner notes. Stanford Jazz Workshop founder Jim Nadel is on the faculty of Stanford University’s Department of Music and a leader in the field of jazz education. With encyclopedic knowledge and contagious enthusiasm, he can demystify the world of jazz and help anyone develop a deeper appreciation of America’s greatest art form. A fantastic band including saxophonist Dayna Stephens, bassist Ruth Davies, and drummer Akira Tana will be on hand to help Jim demonstrate “Everything You Wanted to Know about Jazz.”

Pictured: Jim Nadel, Ruth Davies, Dayna Stephens (photo credit, Davies/Stephens: Scott Chernis)