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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 Heath Brothers
Jimmy Heath, tenor saxophone; Jeb Patton, piano; David Wong, bass; Albert “Tootie” Heath, drums

Sunday, August 2, 8 pm
Take 5!Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $32 general | $16 students

Tickets on sale now!
Online

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

VIDEO: Brotherly Jazz: The Heath Brothers (with Percy, must see viewing)

 

Audio selections from the new Heath Brothers CD, “Endurance”

Listen: "Autumn in NY"

Listen: "Dusk in the City"

The Heath Brothers—saxophonist Jimmy, drummer Albert (better known as “Tootie”), and the late bassist Percy—are without question one of the most influential families in jazz. As a young bebop alto player in the 1940s, Jimmy was nicknamed “Little Bird,” but this flattering comparison to Charlie Parker doesn’t do justice to the innovative and unique style Jimmy has developed during his career. Now primarily a tenor player, he has built upon the innovations of the bebop pioneers and carried them into the modern era with style and originality. Jimmy was named an NEA Jazz Master in 2003. Drummer Tootie has recorded and performed with a who’s-who of jazz giants, including John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, and Herbie Hancock. Recently, Tootie has expanded the role of the jazz drummer with his unique “Whole Drum Truth” project, in which he performs with an ensemble made up entirely of great jazz percussionists. Although no bassist can fill the shoes of Percy, who passed on in 2005 at age 81, David Wong is an up-and-coming young player who has absorbed a great deal of jazz wisdom, playing with artists like Roy Haynes and Wynton Marsalis. With his sensitive accompaniment and swinging energy, Jeb Patton is the Heath Brothers’ pianist of choice.

“These guys are bop personified.”

– All About Jazz

Supported in part by Lisa Friedman & Jim Harris.

Photo Credit, Jimmy Heath: Mars Breslow