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Week 4 at Stanford Jazz Festival

Friday July 17-Brazilian Guitarist Paulo Bellinati with special guests Carlos Oliveira & Harvey Wainapel
Saturday July 18-The Donald Harrison 3D Experience

Sunday July 19-Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Monday July 20-Blastin' Barriers/Fred Harris & Friends

Tuesday July 21-Julian Lage Group
(moved to Dinkelspiel) - TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Wednesday July 22-Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Elvin Bishop

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In This Issue
> Stanford Jazz Week Four

>Brazilian Guitarist Paulo Bellinati - SOLD OUT

>Donald Harrison 3D Experience

> Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

> Blastin' Barriers with Fred Harris & Friends

> Julian Lage Group

> Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Elvin Bishop

> Pictorial Highlights, 2009 Stanford Jazz Festival



Brazilian Guitarist Paulo Bellinati with special guests
Carlos Oliveira & Harvey Wainapel
Paulo Bellinati, guitar; Carlos Oliveira, guitar; Harvey Wainapel, saxophones
Friday July 17, 8PM
Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $28 general | $14 students

“Possessing a quicksilver virtuosity, arranger, composer, scholar, and guitar virtuoso Paulo Bellinati, indisputably one of the giants on his chosen instrument.” -Brazzil Magazine

Paulo BellinatiIn addition to being a virtuoso performer in the classical tradition, guitarist Paulo Bellinati is a composer, arranger, scholar, and master of a wide range of Brazilian musical styles. He has played with world-class artists from a variety of backgrounds, including Carla Bley, Gal Costa, and Steve Swallow, and luminaries such as John Williams and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet have performed and recorded his compositions. Bellinati is inspired by the richness of Brazil’s musical heritage and his music combines deep knowledge of dozens of regional styles and traditions with a contemporary vision and innovative spirit. Bellinati is joined by two of the Bay Area’s most accomplished performers of Brazilian music. Seven-string nylon guitar master Carlos Oliveira was born in Pernambuco, a state in northeastern Brazil. He moved to the United States in 1980, bringing the region’s heavily African-influenced style with him. While many American jazz musicians occasionally season their sound with a dash of generic bossa nova, saxophonist Harvey Wainapel has embraced Brazilian music deeply and plays with uncommon authenticity and feeling.

History & Development of Brazilian Choro
Harvey Wainapel
7 pm, Free with concert ticket



The Donald Harrison 3D Experience
Donald Harrison, alto saxophone; Victor Gould, piano; Max Moran, bass; Joe Dyson, drums
Saturday, July 18 | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $40 general | $20 students

“…one of the more innovative bandleaders New Orleans has produced in the past 20 years.” -Chicago Tribune

Donald HarrisonAlto saxophonist Donald Harrison’s musical philosophy reflects the culture of his native New Orleans: he embraces a wide spectrum of styles and genres of contemporary music, infusing each with his own personal style. Just as the first jazz musicians created a hybrid of West African traditions, American parade music, Caribbean rhythms, and other influences, Harrison takes in the diverse sounds of modern America and fuses them into a musical language that is both universal and totally unique. His musical versatility is unmatched. In addition to being a prominent jazz bandleader and alumnus of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, he is an authority on the traditions of Afro-New Orleans culture, a smooth-jazz sensation, and a composer of contemporary orchestral music. He was even a musical mentor to the rapper Notorious BIG. Harrison’s band features an astonishing trio of young players: bassist Max Moran, pianist Victor Gould, and drummer Joe Dyson. These talented newcomers were in their teens when they made the transition from being Harrison’s students to sharing the stage with him in 2007, and they have grown into an exciting rhythm section perfectly suited to the leader’s genre-leaping music.
Donald Harrison website



Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
Wayne Wallace, trombone; Murray Low, piano; Dave Belove, bass; Carlos Caro, percussion; Paul Van Waginengen, drums
Sunday July 19, 7:30 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $28 general | $14 students

“Wayne Wallace establishes himself… as an impressive composer and topflight improviser and bandleader.” –Nashville City Paper Riffs

Wayne WallaceSan Francisco native Wayne Wallace is practically a one-man ecosystem of jazz. He is a phenomenal trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader, educator, producer, and head of his own record label. Pursuing each of these endeavors with unparalleled passion, imagination, and artistry, Wayne has become a towering figure in the Bay Area jazz scene. A gig with Pete Escovedo early in Wayne’s career began his immersion in Latin music. This immersion has deepened considerably over the years, including a few years of intensive study at Cuba’s prestigious Escuela Nacional. Wayne’s acclaimed Latin Jazz Quintet brings together some of the area’s best players: Dave Belove on bass, Murray Low on piano, Carlos Caro on percussion, and Paul Van Wageningen on drums. Fusing the creativity and style of contemporary jazz with a profound affinity for the musical traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean, their 2008 album Infinity (on Wallace’s own Patois label) features Wallace’s original music as well as unique interpretations of jazz and Latin favorites. With impeccable musicianship and boundless imagination, this group takes listeners on a multicultural musical voyage to Cuba, Africa, and Latin America.
Wayne Wallace website



Blastin’ Barriers with Frederick Harris & Friends
Jonathan Bautista, tenor saxophone; Franzo King Jr., tenor saxophone; Marina King, vocals; Frederick Harris, piano; Charles Thomas, bass; Curt Moore, drums
Monday, July 20, 7:30 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general | $10 students

Fred HarrisPianist Frederick Harris, a Stanford Jazz Workshop alumnus and long-time faculty member, presents an evening of music in trio, quartet, and quintet formats. Not only has Harris accompanied jazz legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Haden, and Eddie Henderson—he’s also an accomplished concert pianist in the classical tradition. The first set of Harris’s program illustrates the intimate relationship between jazz and classical forms with piano trio interpretations of music by Cole Porter, Dexter Gordon, and Oscar Peterson. Accompanied by bassist Charles Thomas and drummer Curt Moore, Harris expresses his unique insights into the common ground these two traditions share through music that blasts through barriers of genre and convention. The second half celebrates the life and music of a man whose art transcends genre or categorization: John Coltrane. Harris will explore the music of ‘Trane’s “middle” period, joined by special guests saxophonist Jonathan Bautista and, from San Francisco’s St. John Will-I-Am Coltrane Church, saxophonist (and fellow SJW alum) Franzo King, Jr. and vocalist The Most Reverend Mother Marina King.



Julian Lage Group
Ben Roseth, alto saxophone; Julian Lage, guitar; Aristides Rivas, cello; Jorge Roeder, bass; Tupac Mantilla, drumsTuesday, July 21, 7:30 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium*
Tickets: $34 general | $17 students

* In response to audience demand, this concert has been moved to Dinkelspiel Auditorium. Recognizing the intimacy that distinguishes the Campbell Recital Hall concert experience, the Stanford Jazz Festival production staff is making specific technical arrangements to preserve the acoustic excellence and enhance the atmosphere of this very special show. Note: the Take 5! discount ticket offer does not apply to this event.

“[Lage] plays like Jim Hall with a dash of Chet Atkins. His solos sparkle…” – popmatters

Julian lageFollowing the success of his 2009 album Sounding Point, guitarist Julian Lage brings his exciting international band to the Stanford Jazz Festival. Since he emerged as a child phenomenon, Julian’s playing and musicianship have developed and matured through wide-ranging study and extensive gigging. He has long since come into his own as an artist with something important to say and an undeniable gift for communicating with audiences. His new group’s unique lineup includes cellist Aristides Rivas, percussionist Tupac Mantilla, saxophonist Ben Roseth, and bassist Jorge Roeder. Their concept is firmly rooted in the communication and improvisation of jazz, but their sound is strikingly original and not easily categorized, drawing on folk, bluegrass, Latin American music, chamber music, and more. Sounding Point features Julian’s own jazz compositions as well as diverse covers, collaborations, and original through-composed pieces. An electrifying performer with limitless creativity and a unique vision, Julian Lage has become a favorite of Stanford audiences, and this performance by his innovative group is not to be missed.
Julian Lage website



Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Elvin Bishop
Nancy Wright, tenor saxophone; Elvin Bishop, guitar; Mike Schermer, guitar; Ruth Davies, bass; Ndugu Chancler, drums
Wednesday, July 22, 7:30 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $28 general | $14 students | Take 5!

“Elvin has become the most respected and beloved artist to come out of the 60s blues-rock explosion.”– All About Jazz

Elvin BishopBack by popular demand, bassist Ruth Davies’s Blues Night is always a festival highlight. Davies has earned serious blues credentials, gigging with such greats as Charles Brown, John Lee Hooker, and Jimmy Witherspoon, and she brings together a sensational lineup of musicians each year at Stanford to celebrate the blues. This year’s special guest is Elvin Bishop, a consummate bluesman whose slide guitar has thrilled listeners for more than 45 years. Growing up on a farm in Iowa, Bishop fell in love with the blues on the radio. When he left home as a young man he followed the music to Chicago and immersed himself in the city’s thriving electric blues scene. Bishop made several hit recordings after moving to San Francisco in the late 1960s, including the famous "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" in 1976. He has continued to record and tour regularly since then, and his 2008 album The Blues Rolls On, which featured all-stars like B.B. King, James Cotton, and George Thorogood, was nominated for a Grammy award for the year’s best traditional blues album.
Elvin Bishop website



Pictorial Highlights, 2009 Festival

Dafnis PrietoDafnis Prieto, Stanford Jazz Festival, Sunday June 28 2009. Photo courtesy Scott McKissen.
Stanford Jazz Early BirdEarly Bird Concert for Kids, Stanford Jazz Festival, Saturday July 11 2009. Photo, SJW staff
Regina CarterRegina Carter, Stanford Jazz Festival, Satuday July 11. Photo Credit, Scott Chernis.


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.