2010 Festival At A Glance
June 16   An Evening with Dick Hyman
June 25   A Night of Brazilian Jazz!
Luciana Souza/Romero Lubambo; plus Alegritude
June 26   A History of African Rhythms & Jazz
June 26   Randy Weston's African Rhythms Trio
June 27   Freddy Cole Quartet
July 2   The Music of Billy Strayhorn
July 3   Early Bird Jazz for Kids: Jim Nadel & Friends
July 3   Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
July 9   Fred Hersch: Jobim and More
July 10   Early Bird Latin Jazz for Kids: John Santos Sextet
July 10   Tuck & Patti
July 11   Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady of Song
July 16   Mose Allison Trio
July 17   Claudia Villela Band
July 18   John Santos Sextet
July 19   Khalil Shaheed & the Mo'Rockin Project
July 20   Gerald Clayton Trio
July 21   Kristen Strom Quintet
July 22   The Music of Dave Brubeck Presented by Victor Lin
July 24   Giants of Jazz: Charles McPherson, Junior Mance & Tootie Heath
July 25   Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Special Guest Keb' Mo'
July 26   Dena DeRose Trio
July 27   Junior Mance Trio
July 28   100 Years of Django with Julian Lage, Victor Lin & Jorge Roeder
July 29   Visions: The Stevie Wonder Songbook
July 31   Rebecca Martin featuring Larry Grenadier, Steve Cardenas & Larry Goldings
Aug 1   Dave Douglas Quintet Plus
Aug 2   George Cables Trio
Aug 3   Nicholas Payton with the Taylor Eigsti Trio
Aug 4   Joshua Redman Trio
Aug 6   SJW All-Star Jam Session
Aug 7   Taylor Eigsti Group featuring Becca Stevens
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Stanford Jazz Festival
June 25 – August 7, 2010

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Director's Welcome Message:


Jim Nadel Stanford Jazz Workshop Jazz educationFor 39 years, Stanford Jazz Workshop has been a conduit through which jazz music has reached many people. One of the satisfactions of being able to stick with one thing for a long time is seeing the impact we’ve had on students and listeners – particularly on the young. Over the years, it’s been incredibly rewarding to see kids get their first exposure to jazz at our festival concerts, progress through our education programs, and lead richer lives because of their strong connection to this music. Many have even gone on to become professional jazz musicians.

Lately, though, I’ve been struck by how valuable the program is to the musicians who teach and perform here each summer. Many of them view their time at SJW as an opportunity to recharge and be inspired by new interactions and collaborations, energizing their artistic development. Creating a supportive community that encourages musical growth is at the heart of SJW’s mission. It’s a testament to our success in this endeavor that the seeds of so many fruitful and exciting collaborations are planted and nurtured at our program, including important musical partnerships between saxophonists Steve Coleman and Yosvany Terry, who met at Stanford in 1995, and bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Bill Stewart, who met as students and became one of the great rhythm section duos in contemporary jazz.

The inspiration that these musicians feel at Stanford also comes from interaction with students. Teaching jazz forces a musician not only to focus on the fundamentals of musicianship, but also to reflect on the question, “what does jazz mean to me?” Working with talented students, inspiring colleagues, and appreciative listeners in an atmosphere of respect, creativity, and discovery is an enriching experience for everyone at SJW. By attending our Stanford Jazz Festival performances, you are contributing to this uniquely nurturing community and to the future of jazz. Thank you, and welcome to our 2010 season!

Jim Nadel
Artistic and Executive Director

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