Jazz91    See's  37th season
September 2008     


Thanks for a Fabulous Season!
A big thanks to all of you who attended the Festival, participated in the Workshop, and supported SJW by making a donation or volunteering your time: wasn't it a great year?

SJW depends upon the artists of exceptional talent that are an integral part of the SJW community. Their abilities are remarkable, that's easy to see, but it's what they give of themselves to the students that is extraordinary and inspiring. In the upcoming weeks we'll be updating the SJW site with photos and highlight pages from the concerts, classes and jam sessions, so check back frequently. In addition, expect an announcement regarding upcoming Education Encounters sometime this autumn. In the meantime, take a look at some of the photos below for a brief retrospective.

If you happen to be free next weekend and are a songwriter as well as a jazz musician, consider attending the upcoming Annual Conference presented by the West Coast Songwriters Association (details below).


In This Issue

>> Season Highlight Photos

>> West Coast Songwriters


People...very special people...37th Season Highlights
Victor Lin Barry Harris
Faculty member Victor Lin, known for his energy and passion in the classroom, illustrates a point. NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris imparts wisdom gained from decades of teaching to a rapt audience.
Henry Butler Charles McPherson
Jazz Camp participant, pianist Miles Serber from Portland, Oregon, takes a solo while special guest faculty member, New Orleans pianist and singer Henry Butler, listens intently. The All-Star Faculty Jam had a particular magic this year. Here, saxophonist Charles McPherson lets loose with his distinctive tone and soulful phrasing.
Kenny Burrell Terence Blanchard
Guitarist Kenny Burrell (who travels only rarely these days from his home in Los Angeles where he's the Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA), delighted a sold out crowd at Campbell Recital Hall with his classic bop style. New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard opened the Festival with selections from his recent CD about Hurricane Katrina. His moving performance captured the essence of that epic event and its aftermath.
Photos, Scott Chernis

West Coast Songwriter's Association Annual Conference
Kick Off Event, Friday September 12th, 6 pm Cibo Palo Alto
Conference: Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14 Foothill College, Los Altos Hills
Two days of seminars, song screenings, performances, one-on-one consultations, showcases and more, including workshops on Music Placement for TV & Film; Mixing & Mastering; Music Marketing and Contracts. A bevy of music industry professionals from the worlds of music licensing and publishing, entertainment law, music production and A&R will be on hand to offer feedback and support. Guests include Nick Phillips, In-House Producer/Director of A&R, Concord Jazz, as well as legendary producer Narada Michael Walden. A complete list of panelists, conference schedule and registration information is available on the West Coast Songwriters website, or call WCS' Director Ian Crombie at 650 654 3966.



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; Paiste Cymbals; Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel; Sonor Drums; Stanford Blood Center; Yamaha Band & Orchestral; Yamaha Percussion Division; Zildjian Cymbals.