Eastman featuring Terell Stafford
Madeline Eastman, vocals; Terell Stafford,
trumpet; Randy Porter, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; Gregory Hutchinson,
Saturday, August 1, 8 pm
Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $40 general | $20 students
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Listen: Madeline Eastman – "Show
Listen: Madeline Eastman – "Pent
Vocalist Madeline Eastman approaches her music with the same mindset
as a jazz instrumentalist. Some singers dwell in the spotlight, delivering
studied renditions of classic jazz songs, supported by backing bands
of musicians who get perhaps one or two perfunctory solos per set,
but Eastman’s concept places much more emphasis on group interaction
and exploration. When she takes the stage, she is simply one member
of her band; the real magic of her performances comes from the collective
interplay and constant thrill of discovery. Her focus on improvisation
and spontaneity ensure that no two performances are ever the same.
Madeline has been a star of the Bay Area jazz scene for years, while
gaining exposure and acclaim both nationally and internationally.
Her performance at this year’s Stanford Jazz Festival is an
exciting chance to hear her with a dream lineup of musicians, including
her long-time pianist Randy Porter, bass phenomenon Larry Grenadier,
and renowned drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Special guest Terell Stafford
is a trumpeter of amazing range and inventiveness, whose improvisational
bravado and dynamic stage presence enliven any performance.
“Eastman is a consummate, inventive, endlessly entertaining
artist at work.”
– Los Angeles Times
Madeline Eastman website
Supported by Dent Hand.
Q&A with Terell Stafford
What is the first recording you remember hearing as a child?
"Feels So Good," Chuck Mangione
What job would you have if you weren’t
a jazz musician?
Computer Programmer or Chef
What’s the strangest experience you’ve
ever had on the bandstand?
Band member passed out holding a high note too long.
What’s your favorite food?
What’s the most exotic place you’ve
traveled to as a musician?
What’s the last book you’ve read?
"Double Cross," James Patterson
If you could play with any other musician, living or dead (with
whom you have not played), who would it be and why?
What’s your favorite thing about being
a Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty member?
Great students, awesome faculty and perfect weather
What’s your favorite jazz venue?
Dizzy's in NY
Who is your greatest musical influence?
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have three
recordings with you, what would they be?
"Cannonball Adderley and Nancy Wilson"
"Ready for Freddie", (Freddie Hubbard)
"Soul Station", (Hank Mobley)
How much do you practice each week?
What hobbies do you have?
Cooking & scuba diving