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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

Dena DeRose Quartet featuring Steve Davis
Dena DeRose, vocals; Steve Davis, trombone; Ray Drummond, bass; Louis Hayes, drums

Saturday, August 8, 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

Listen: "Detour Ahead"

Listen: "We'll Be Together Again"

Dena DeRose’s vocal style is inimitable and her piano playing bursts with creativity and infectious energy. It’s no surprise that she’s become a perennial Stanford Jazz Festival favorite. Her multifaceted talent shines whether she’s drawing out the subtleties of a classic lyric or swinging her way through a bebop piano solo. But it’s the way her voice and piano interact and complement one another that truly sets her apart. Her singer’s instinct for strong melodies and expressive phrasing informs her piano playing, and her keyboard skills give her the freedom and confidence as a vocalist to take exciting improvisational risks. Her current CD, Live at Jazz Standard Volume 2, is garnering effusive praise from reviewers, who have dubbed it “sublime” and “highly recommended,” amongst other kudos. Trombonist Steve Davis, an alumnus of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Chick Corea’s Origin and a bandleader in his own right, will join Dena for this much-anticipated performance. Davis’s upcoming recording Eloquence (to be released this Fall) is a collaboration with piano innovator Hank Jones.

“…Dena DeRose, whose clear, medium-light voice, fleet, wistful pianism and cool intelligence are the icing on the cake.”

– The New York Times

Dena DeRose website

Supported in part by Karl & Theresa Robinson, Lisa Friedman & Jim Harris.