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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

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
Wayne Wallace, trombone; Murray Low, piano; Dave Belove, bass; Carlos Caro, percussion; Paul Van Wageningen, drums

Sunday July 19, 7:30 pm
Take 5!Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $28 general | $14 students

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Listen: "Infinity"

Listen: "Memories of You"

San Francisco native Wayne Wallace is practically a one-man ecosystem of jazz. He is a phenomenal trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader, educator, producer, and head of his own record label. Pursuing each of these endeavors with unparalleled passion, imagination, and artistry, Wayne has become a towering figure in the Bay Area jazz scene. A gig with Pete Escovedo early in Wayne’s career began his immersion in Latin music. This immersion has deepened considerably over the years, including a few years of intensive study at Cuba’s prestigious Escuela Nacional. Wayne’s acclaimed Latin Jazz Quintet brings together some of the area’s best players: Dave Belove on bass, Murray Low on piano, Carlos Caro on percussion, and Paul Van Wageningen on drums. Fusing the creativity and style of contemporary jazz with a profound affinity for the musical traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean, their 2008 album Infinity (on Wallace’s own Patois label) features Wallace’s original music as well as unique interpretations of jazz and Latin favorites. With impeccable musicianship and boundless imagination, this group takes listeners on a multicultural musical voyage to Cuba, Africa, and Latin America.

“Wayne Wallace establishes himself… as an impressive composer and topflight improviser and bandleader.”

– Nashville City Paper Riffs

Wayne Wallace website

Q&A with Wayne Wallace

What is the first recording you remember hearing as a child?
My family had two Nat "King” Cole records, an Oscar Pettiford recording and a Charlie Parker recording called Jazz Masquerade

What job would you have if you weren’t a jazz musician?
I would like to be a professional baseball player or a photographer.

What’s your favorite food? 
I am partial to Mexican and Italian cuisine. 

What’s the most exotic place you’ve traveled to as a musician?
Tikal in Guatemala

What’s the last book you’ve read?   
Cuba and It's Music by Ned Sublette

If you could play with any other musician, living or dead (with whom you have not played), who would it be and why? 
John Coltrane

What’s your favorite tune? 
The one I am playing at the moment

What’s your favorite thing about being a Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty member?  
I like seeing the light bulb come on for young musicians.

What’s your favorite jazz venue? 
Any place where there is an audience that appreciates the music.

Who is your greatest musical influence? 
Duke Ellington

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have three recordings with you, what would they be?
Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Coletrane’s A Love Supreme and The Essential Duke Ellington

How much do you practice each week? 
Three times when I have time.

What hobbies do you have?   
I love Crossword puzzles.

If you could be any other type of artist other than a jazz musician, what would you be and why?   
I would like to be a writer.

When did you become interested in music, and what circumstances or events led to your becoming a professional musician?   
My mother nurtured me as a child to be a musician by making instruments accessible to me.

If you were to describe your music as a color, what color would it be and why?
Blood orange