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Stanford Jazz Festival Week 4 2008     


Stanford Jazz Festival Week 4 - July 18, 19 & 20


In This Issue
>> Gary Bartz Quartet featuring George Cables July 18

>> "Whole Drum Truth" - Heath, Chancler & McCurdy July 19

>> Yosvany Terry: Yedégbé - the Afro-Caribbean Legacy July 20

>> The Week Ahead - Jazz Every Night!

  Gary Bartz Quartet Featuring George Cables - Friday July 18
Whole Drum Truth/Heath, Chancler & McCurdy
- Saturday July 19
Yosvany Terry: Yedégbé Afro-Caribbean Legacy -
Sunday July 20

Gary Bartz Quartet featuring George Cables Gary Bartz
Friday July 18 | 8 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $34 general | $17 students 18+
“Bartz, always an imposing technician, who began his career in the 1960s with a ragged, edgy attack and later attempted a Coltrane-like effusiveness, can now summon Parker's burnished voice without sacrificing his own.” – Village Voice

Alto saxophonist Gary Bartz and pianist George Cables have been at the forefront of modern jazz for decades. Gary Bartz moved to New York in 1958 to study at the Juilliard School of Music. A student by day, Bartz established himself by night as one of the most distinctive and exciting new alto players on the scene, working with Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, and Charles Mingus. In 1970, he joined Miles Davis’s electric band for a fruitful period that included the legendary performance at the Isle of Wight Festival. Having learned from the best, Bartz has led his own groups for four decades and has recorded dozens of albums. George Cables, a New York native, emerged as one of the most influential pianists in jazz in the 60’s and has stayed in high demand ever since. Like so many top artists, he gained important early experience with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Relocating to the West Coast in the 1970’s, Cables has performed with Dexter Gordon, Art Pepper, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson and many more.

Presented in association with Jill Newman Productions


The Whole Drum Truth
with Tootie Heath, Ndugu Chancler & Roy McCurdy Tootie Heath
Saturday, July 19 | 8 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $28 General | $14 Students 18+

Albert “Tootie” Heath’s swinging, tasteful drumming has graced innumerable classic recordings with the Heath Brothers, the Modern Jazz Quartet, John Coltrane, Lester Young, and just about every other jazz giant you can imagine. With “The Whole Drum Truth,” his series of concerts paying tribute to the rich legacy and tradition of jazz drumming, Tootie puts the drums in the spotlight and brings together some of the instrument’s greatest talents for a rhythmic extravaganza. Ndugu Chancler and Roy McCurdy are two drummers with the vision and musicality to pull off Tootie’s ambitious all-drum ensemble program. As the drummer on Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean, Chancler is probably responsible for more booty shaking than any living musician, and his impeccable jazz credentials include stints with Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard. McCurdy is a jazz master and longtime drummer for Cannonball Adderley who has also accompanied Art Farmer, Benny Golson, and Sonny Rollins. A drum lover’s dream come true, this unique program showcases three virtuosos making amazing music in celebration of rhythm.

A Drummer’s Life: Trading Tales
Speakers: Tootie Heath, Ndugu Chancler, Roy McCurdy
7 pm, free with concert ticket

Photo: Tootie Heath Photo Credit: Mars Breslow


Yosvany Terry: Yedégbé – The Afro-Caribbean LegacyYosvany Terry
Sunday, July 20 | 7:30 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $28 General | $14 Students 18+
“Like James Carter, Cuban saxist Yosvany Terry has a voice on several axes, but alto is his specialty. He’s capable of making Afro-Cuban jazz seem folksy and modernistic all at once.”Time Out NY

In saxophonist and composer Yosvany Terry’s music, the traditional sounds of his native Cuba fuse with fiery post-bop, sophisticated harmonies, and avant-garde innovation. Yosvany grew up in a family of performers steeped in musical tradition and learned from his father, Eladio “Don Pancho” Terry, a renowned violinist, bandleader, and master of the chekeré. A graduate of Cuba’s prestigious National School of Art and the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory, Yosvany founded the influential group Columna B and performed with many giants of Cuban music. Yosvany moved to New York in 1999, and the excitement and inspiration he found there are reflected on his 2006 album Metamorphosis. At the forefront of a group of young Cuban musicians who have recently infused the New York scene with a new creative energy, Yosvany has recently collaborated with pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. In his latest project, Ye-dé-gbé, Terry explores the Afro-Caribbean Arará musical tradition in a suite of compositions for a jazz ensemble with African percussion.

Presented in association with La Peña Cultural Center & Yerba Buena Gardens Festival


...And The Week Ahead - Jazz Every Night!

Mon 7.21

Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira 7:30 pm Campbell Recital Hall $20 General, $10 Student
Tue 7.22 Dayna Stephens Quartet 7:30 pm Campbell Recital Hall $20 General, $10 Student
Wed 7.23 Andrew Speight’s Bebop Night 7:30 pm Campbell Recital Hall $20 General, $10 Student
Thur 7.24 Victor Lin and Friends 7:30 pm Campbell Recital Hall $20 General, $10 Student
Sat 7.26 Geoffrey Keezer Quartet w/ special guest Joe Locke 8:00 pm Campbell Recital Hall $40 General, $20 Student
Sun 7.27 Taylor Eigsti/Julian Lage Duo 7:30 pm Dinkelspiel Auditorium $28 General, $14 Student



Thanks To Our Sponsors
Whether through cash sponsorships or in-kind donations, the support of our corporate sponsors helps to make the Stanford Jazz Festival and Workshop possible. SJW gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors for their generosity: See’s Candies, Presenting Sponsor of the 2008 Stanford Jazz Festival; Merrill Lynch; Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc., KCSM FM 91.1, Official Radio Sponsor; Palo Alto Weekly, Official Print Media Sponsor, Stanford Park Hotel, Official Hotel Partner of the 2008 Stanford Jazz Festival; Department of Music at Stanford University; Gallien Krueger; Gordon Biersch Brewing Company; Mantra Palo Alto; Paiste Cymbals; Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel; Sonor Drums; Stanford Blood Center; Yamaha Band & Orchestral; Yamaha Percussion Division; Zildjian Cymbals.