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Stanford Jazz Festival Week 5 2008     


Stanford Jazz Festival Week Five


In This Issue
>>Geoffrey Keezer Quartet with special guest Joe Locke July 26

>>Taylor Eigsti/Julian Lage Duo July 27

>> More Jazz in Campbell with SJW Faculty


  Borders Palo Alto - Friday July 25 - Last of the Season!
456 University Ave Palo Alto CA 94301 Borders.com
Live Jazz with Faculty & Alumni from Stanford Jazz Workshop in the Borders Palo Alto Courtyard between 5 and 7 pm. With Jeff Buenz (guitar), John Shifflett (bass) and Jason Lewis (drums). Join us!

Geoffrey Keezer Quartet with special guest Joe Locke Geoffrey Keezer
Saturday July 26 | 8 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $40 general | $20 students
“Geoffrey possesses a refreshingly open-eared sensibility in the modern manner, and he has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole.” – Time Magazine

JazzTimes reviewer Harvey Sliders described pianist Geoffrey Keezer and vibraphonist Joe Locke as “so close in their musical philosophy that when one itches, the other scratches.” The musical rapport between these two adventurous improvisers has developed over the course of years of collaboration as a duet and as co-leaders of the Joe Locke/Geoffrey Keezer Group, which released the critically-acclaimed album Live in Seattle in 2006 on Origin music. Keezer, who started his career with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and has since worked with countless jazz legends, is an adventurous artist with eclectic influences and dazzling creativity. In addition to being a world-class jazz pianist, he has performed Gershwin with an orchestra, collaborated with Okinawan singer Yasukatsu Oshima, and formed the Afro-Peruvian group Àurea. Joe Locke also has a diverse musical background, having performed with artists as varied as Kenny Barron, the Beastie Boys, and Cecil Taylor. They will be joined by drummer Jonathan Blake and bassist Ricardo Rodriguez, both members of Locke’s newest group “Force of Four.”

INSIDE JAZZ: Hamp and the Vibes
Speaker: Sonny Buxton 7 pm, free with concert ticket


Taylor Eigsti/Julian Lage Duo

Julian LageTaylor Eigsti

Sunday July 27 | 7:30 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $28 General | $14 Students 18+ Take 5!

Pianist Taylor Eigsti and guitarist Julian Lage both began performing to wide acclaim before their tenth birthdays, but to dwell on their precocious early years doesn’t do justice to the mature talent and road-tested musicianship of these two young artists. Now in their early twenties, each has more than a decade of professional playing experience. Both are as emerging as distinctive voices with the potential to make a lasting contribution to the art of jazz, although neither has let success go to his head. Both are involved in a variety of musical projects and pursuits (Julian composes and records with Gary Burton’s Generations band), but when the two perform together it’s always special: Eigsti’s album "Lucky to Be Me," on which Lage played guitar, was nominated for two Grammy awards in 2007. The collaboration continues on Eigsti’s latest recording, "Let It Come to You," with Taylor and Julian touring Europe this summer before touching down at Stanford. The duo will be joined by various special guests.


More Jazz in Campbell With SJW Faculty

Andrew Speight’s Bebop Night
Alto saxophonist Andrew Speight can bop with the best of them. Speight has worked with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Milt Hinton, Branford Marsalis, Jimmy Cobb, and countless others in performances all over the world. These days, he is an invaluable asset to the Bay Area jazz scene and a Professor of Jazz Studies at San Francisco State University, where he is also the Artistic Director of the “Generations” program at the International Center for the Arts.
7:30 pm
Campbell Recital Hall $20 General,
$10 Student
Thursday 7.24
Victor Lin and Friends
Victor Lin is an exciting young musician with an arsenal of talents, including an uncanny ear, multi-instrument virtuosity, and a seemingly endless reserve of ideas and energy. Victor studied with piano innovator Kenny Barron at Rutgers University, and is now a doctoral student in music and music education at Columbia University.  His Stanford concert will feature Victor on piano and violin in a trio setting.
7:30 pm
Campbell Recital Hall $20 General,
$10 Student
Monday 7.28
Sylvia Cuenca Trio
San Jose native Sylvia Cuenca is known for the energy and versatility of her drumming. Cuenca has performed with a long list of prominent jazz artists, including Gary Bartz, George Cables, Jimmy Heath, Joshua Redman, Kenny Barron and Eddie Henderson. Perhaps Cuenca’s most significant collaboration so far has been her long association with trumpet icon Clark Terry.
7:30 pm
Campbell Recital Hall $20 General,
$10 Student


Tue 7.29 Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Henry Butler 7:30 pm Dinkelspiel Auditorium $28 General, $14 Student
Wed 7.30 Ambrose Akinmusire & Friends 7:30 pm Campbell Recital Hall $20 General, $10 Student
Thur 7.31 Tia Fuller & Healing Space 7:30 pm Campbell Recital Hall $20 General, $10 Student
Sat 8.2 Dena De Rose Trio with special
guest Donald Bailey
8:00 pm Campbell Recital Hall $40 General, $20 Student
Sun 8.3 Agosto Trio: John Scofield, Larry
Grenadier & Bill Stewart
8:00 pm Dinkelspiel Auditorium $32 General, $16 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.