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Week 3 at Stanford Jazz Festival

Friday July 10 - Wycliffe Gordon Quartet
Saturday July 11 - Early Bird Jazz: Woodwinds & Strings
An Intro to Jazz for Kids with Jim Nadel and Friends
Saturday July 11 - Regina Carter Quintet
Sunday July 12 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Sunday July 12 - Wesla Whitfield & the Mike Greensill Trio

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In This Issue
> Stanford Jazz Week Three

>Facebook Users Discount Ticket Offer

>Wycliffe Gordon Quartet

> Early Bird Jazz: Woodwinds & Strings

> Regina Carter Quintet

> Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz (But Were Afraid to Ask)

> Wesla Whitfield & the Mike Greensill Trio



Join our Facebook group or fan page and Receive Discounts to Upcoming Concerts and Events

Wayne WallaceSocial networking is a great way to stay in touch with friends and acquaintances. It's also useful for finding out about arts events you might not otherwise hear about. Now, you can also receive special discounts to Stanford Jazz Festival events when you join our Facebook Group or Fan page (including this week's offer of $10 off General Admission to Wayne Wallace's Latin Jazz Quintet on July 19).

If you already have a Facebook page, go to our Group or Fan page and look for the posting regarding Festival Discount Ticket Offers on the wall or discussion board. If you are new to Facebook, creating an account is super simple - visit the Facebook home page (Facebook.com) and follow the easy instructions. (What's the difference between a Group and a Fan page? You will only see postings on a group page if you visit that page, or sometimes, by receiving an email; with a Fan page, wall postings will automatically populate your page when you log-in.) You can be a member of either or both. Stay tuned for additional offers over the coming weeks. Pictured: Wayne Wallace.



Wycliffe Gordon Quartet
Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; Matt Clark, piano; John Shifflett, bass; Jason Lewis, drums
Friday July 10, 8 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $40 general | $20 students

“Mr. Gordon has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the premier trombonists of our time. A superior technician with a gift for buoyant swing, Mr. Gordon, above, is a feel-good player, made of much of the same stuff as the trumpeter Clark Terry.”
–New York Times

Wycliffe GordonWycliffe Gordon is one of the top trombonists in jazz today. His improvisations are melodic and exciting, his tone is sweet and expressive, and everything he plays swings like crazy. He has performed all over the world, received countless awards from fans and critics, and collaborated with far too many great jazz artists to list. In addition to his prominence as a performer, Gordon is a composer, arranger, educator, and author. He has composed music for a variety of world-class ensembles as well as for film and television productions. His outstanding work as an educator includes international clinics and master classes for students of all ages, as well as extensive teaching at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Stanford Jazz Workshop. As a musical diplomat for the U.S. State Department, Gordon promotes a positive vision of worldwide harmony (not to mention melody and rhythm). The creative originality and irrepressible joy of Gordon’s music are well-served by a top-notch Bay Area rhythm section featuring Matt Clark on piano, John Shifflett on bass, and Jason Lewis on drums.
Wycliffe Gordon website



Early Bird Jazz: Woodwinds & Strings
An Intro to Jazz for Kids with Jim Nadel & Friends
Jeff Sanford, clarinet/flute; Jim Nadel, alto saxophone; Stefan Cohen, tenor saxophone; Regina Carter, violin; Allegra Bandy, vocals; Fred Harris, piano; Seward McCain, bass; Akira Tana, drums

Early Bird for KidsSaturday, July 11
Kids 5 and under, 10 am; Kids 6 and over, 11 am

Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: Free

Noted jazz educator and Stanford Jazz Workshop founder Jim Nadel presents a concert for young audiences and anyone who wants to learn more about the role of woodwinds and stringed instruments in jazz. The saxophone has been an iconic sound of jazz since the music’s early days in New Orleans. The instrument’s wide range of sonic possibilities makes it ideal for jazz, where individual expression and a personal sound are prized. The clarinet has a jazz tradition that goes back just as far, with a mellow sound that has played a role in almost every movement in jazz history, and the flute has a rich legacy of innovative players who have developed unique jazz styles. The various instruments in the stringed family also occupy special places in the language of jazz. The loping sound of a walking bass line is one of the music’s most essential ingredients. While the violin is less commonly heard, performers like Stephane Grappelli, Stuff Smith, and special guest Regina Carter show that it can express the joy and creativity of jazz in a unique and compelling way.
Photo Credit: Scott Chernis.



Regina Carter Quintet
Jeff Sanford, clarinet/flute; Regina Carter, Violin; Fred Harris, Piano; Seward McCain, bass; Akira Tana, drumsSaturday July 11, 8 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $34 general | $17 students

The Jazz Standard
Speaker: Sonny Buxton, KCSM Radio Host
7 pm, free with concert ticket

“Regina Carter creates music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent and, at times, breatakingly daring... taking the listener into the future of jazz.” –Time Magazine

Regina CarterWhile some may consider the violin to be a slightly unconventional jazz instrument, such restrictive conventions have never hindered Regina Carter’s creativity. Growing up in Detroit, Carter played in orchestral string sections, but longed to find a more individual mode of expression. Hearing jazz violin legend Stephane Grappelli opened her ears to a different approach and started a lifelong love affair with jazz and improvisation. Since she began releasing recordings as a leader in the mid-1990s, Carter has continued to make bold choices and blaze her own musical trail. Her diverse projects include a celebration of the musical heritage of Detroit, from Thad Jones to Marvin Gaye; a disc of duets with the great pianist Kenny Barron; a loving tribute to her late mother’s favorite songs of the swing era; and a live album documenting her triumphant performance in Genoa, Italy on the famous “Il Cannone” violin once owned by Niccolò Paganini—the first time a jazz musician was invited to play the legendary instrument. A relentlessly creative artist with extraordinary versatility, Carter has performed with leading musicians in many genres, from Wynton Marsalis to Mary J. Blige.
Regina Carter website



Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz
(But Were Afraid to Ask)
Jim Nadel, alto saxophone; Dayna Stephens, tenor saxophone; Erik Jekabsen, trumpet; Glen Pearson, piano; Ruth Davies, bass; Akira Tana, drums
Sunday July 12, 2:30 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: Free

Everything Jazz Stanford Jazz As a jazz listener, have you ever felt mystified by something you saw on the bandstand or heard on a record? Perhaps you’re new to jazz and you wonder how they all play together without any sheet music, or why people don’t applaud at the end of all those short little drum solos. Or maybe you’re a longtime jazz aficionado but you’re not clear what differentiates harmolodic theory from the Lydian-chromatic concept, or what a trumpet player means when she tells the pianist to “stroll.” It’s no surprise; jazz musicians can be a mysterious bunch, with their esoteric language, nocturnal lifestyle, and often-indecipherable liner notes. Stanford Jazz Workshop founder Jim Nadel is on the faculty of Stanford University’s Department of Music and a leader in the field of jazz education. With encyclopedic knowledge and contagious enthusiasm, he can demystify the world of jazz and help anyone develop a deeper appreciation of America’s greatest art form. A fantastic band including saxophonist Dayna Stephens, bassist Ruth Davies, and drummer Akira Tana will be on hand to help Jim demonstrate “Everything You Wanted to Know about Jazz.” Pictured, L-R: Perry Thoorsell (bass), Erik Jekabson (trumpet), Jim Nadel (alto) & Akira Tana (drums) at the 2008 Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz concert.



Wesla Whitfield & the Mike Greensill Trio
Wesla Whitfield, vocals; Mike Greensill, piano; John Wiitala, bass; Vince Lateano, drums
Sunday July 12, 7:30 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $28 general | $14 students

Read about Wesla in the May 31st edition of the San Francisco Chronicle's Datebook

“Ultimately, there is nothing easy about what Whitfield does; she just makes it sound that way. Her singing is musically sophisticated and emotionally direct.” -Boston Globe

Wesla WhitfieldAcclaimed singer Wesla Whitfield is a gifted and distinctive interpreter of the Great American Songbook. With a classically-trained voice, an innate sense of jazz timing, and the storytelling flair of a great cabaret singer, she gets to the heart of a song’s lyrics and melody. Although she calls the San Francisco Bay Area home, Whitfield is in constant demand in New York, where she captivates audiences in venues such as the Algonquin Oak Room, Le Jazz Au Bar, The Metropolitan Room and Joe’s Pub at New York’s Public Theater. She has also graced the stages of Town Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Carnegie Hall, and the Village Voice refers to her as “the best singer—jazz or whatever—around today.” Whitfield’s husband and music director Mike Greensill provides piano accompaniment and instrumental arrangements that complement her singing and add to the drama of her interpretations. His arrangements showcase Whitfield’s voice with groups as diverse as the Kronos Quartet and the Klingel Horns French Horn Quartet. For this performance, Greensill and Whitfield will be joined by longtime collaborators John Wiitala on bass and Vince Lateano on drums.
Wesla Whitfield website



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 2009 Stanford Jazz Festival; Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc., KCSM FM 91.1, Official Radio Sponsor; Palo Alto Weekly, Official Print Media Sponsor, Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel; Stanford Park Hotel; Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel; Vin, Vino, Wine; Department of Music at Stanford University; JazzWest.com; Gallien Krueger; Gordon Biersch Brewing Company; Paiste Cymbals; Sonor Drums; Stanford Blood Center; Yamaha Band & Orchestral; Yamaha Percussion Division; Zildjian Cymbals.