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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

The Donald Harrison 3D Experience
Donald Harrison, alto saxophone; Victor Gould, piano; Max Moran, bass; Joe Dyson, drums

Saturday, July 18, 8 pm
Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $40 general | $20 students

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

Video: Donald Harrison Quartet - Belleayre Music Festival 07


Video: A Conversation with Donald Harrison Jr.
(interview - talking about New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina)

Listen: "Harrisburg Address"

Listen: "Body & Soul"

Listen: "I'll Remember April"

Alto saxophonist Donald Harrison’s musical philosophy reflects the culture of his native New Orleans: he embraces a wide spectrum of styles and genres of contemporary music, infusing each with his own personal style. Just as the first jazz musicians created a hybrid of West African traditions, American parade music, Caribbean rhythms, and other influences, Harrison takes in the diverse sounds of modern America and fuses them into a musical language that is both universal and totally unique. His musical versatility is unmatched. In addition to being a prominent jazz bandleader and alumnus of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, he is an authority on the traditions of Afro-New Orleans culture, a smooth-jazz sensation, and a composer of contemporary orchestral music. He was even a musical mentor to the rapper Notorious BIG. Harrison’s band features an astonishing trio of young players: bassist Max Moran, pianist Victor Gould, and drummer Joe Dyson. These talented newcomers were in their teens when they made the transition from being Harrison’s students to sharing the stage with him in 2007, and they have grown into an exciting rhythm section perfectly suited to the leader’s genre-leaping music.

“…one of the more innovative bandleaders New Orleans has produced in the past 20 years.”

– Chicago Tribune

Donald Harrison website

Supported in part by Robert & Sharon Yoerg.