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Week Six at Stanford Jazz Festival

***1959 Revisited now at Dinkelspiel Auditorium***
Thursday July 30 - Stanford Jazz Workshop Mentors with Matt Wilson
Saturday August 1 - Madeline Eastman featuring Terell Stafford
Sunday August 2 - The Heath Brothers
Monday August 3 - Generations Jazz Project
Tuesday August 4 - Stan@Stanford: Remembering Stan Getz
Wednesday August 5 - Mulgrew Miller Trio

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In This Issue
> Stanford Jazz Week Six

>SJW Faculty at Cantor Arts Museum "Metaphysics of Notation"

>SJW Mentors with Matt Wilson

> Madeline Eastman featuring Terell Stafford

> The Heath Brothers

> Generations Jazz Project

> Stan@Stanford: Remembering Stan Getz

> Mulgrew Miller Trio

> Pictorial Highlights, 2009 Stanford Jazz Festival

 

 

SJW Faculty at Cantor Arts Museum: "Metaphysics of Notation"

Rob KohlerA unique merging of mediums is in progress at Cantor Art Museum on the Stanford campus. The score of a composition by Stanford University's Associate Professor of Composition & Theory, Mark Applebaum, entitled "Metaphysics of Notation" is on display. Adjunct to the presentation is a series of performances of the score by various musical guests. Coming up this Friday the 31st July from noon until 1pm, Stanford Jazz Workshop's own Jazz Camp Combo Coordinator, bassist and all-around lovable guy Rob Kohler will interpret the work in a acoustic duo format with bassist Josh Crumbly, our 2006 Merit Scholarship winner (who guested last Sunday with Taylor Eigsti and his Free Agency project). Read a press release about the concept on the Cantor site. We urge you to stop by and experience this multi-dimensional amalgam of forms! On August 14, SJW Faculty Director, tenor saxophonist Patrick Wolff will perform the score with Dave Mihaly on percussion. Pictured: Rob Kohler.



 

 

Stanford Jazz Workshop Mentors with Matt Wilson
Jesse Scheinin, tenor saxophone/clarinet; Brian Chahley, trumpet; Paul Orbell, guitar; Pascal LeBoeuf, piano; Jorge Roeder, bass; Matt Wilson, drums

Thursday, July 30, 7:30 pm| Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general | $10 students

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Matt WilsonThe Stanford Jazz Workshop’s Jazz Mentors are a group of young musicians selected from around the country to teach at the Workshop’s summer education programs. They earn valuable teaching experience, get an opportunity to work and play with the rest of the artists in the Workshop’s faculty, and inspire the whole community with their energy, talent, and dedication. Alumni of the program have gone on to begin outstanding careers in jazz performance and education, and this year’s Mentors are an amazingly talented and accomplished bunch, with skills, experience, and musicianship beyond their years. Teaching together during the day and jamming until late at night, these young artists play with creativity and up-to-the-minute hipness. Audiences get a chance to hear tomorrow’s jazz stars today in this special performance, which features all-star drummer Matt Wilson. The Mentors represent the future of jazz, and it’s clear that the future is in good hands.
Photo: Matt Wilson at his 7/25 concert, Matt Wilson's Sonic Garden. Photo Credit, Scott Chernis.

 

 

Madeline Eastman featuring Terell Stafford
Madeline Eastman, vocals; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Randy Porter, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; Gregory Hutchinson, drums

Saturday, August 1, 8 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $40 general | $20 students
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“Eastman is a consummate, inventive, endlessly entertaining artist at work.” - Los Angeles Times

Madeline EastmanVocalist Madeline Eastman approaches her music with the same mindset as a jazz instrumentalist. Some singers dwell in the spotlight, delivering studied renditions of classic jazz songs, supported by backing bands of musicians who get perhaps one or two perfunctory solos per set, but Eastman’s concept places much more emphasis on group interaction and exploration. When she takes the stage, she is simply one member of her band; the real magic of her performances comes from the collective interplay and constant thrill of discovery. Her focus on improvisation and spontaneity ensure that no two performances are ever the same. Madeline has been a star of the Bay Area jazz scene for years, while gaining exposure and acclaim both nationally and internationally. Her performance at this year’s Stanford Jazz Festival is an exciting chance to hear her with a dream lineup of musicians, including her long-time pianist Randy Porter, bass phenomenon Larry Grenadier, and renowned drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Special guest Terell Stafford is a trumpeter of amazing range and inventiveness, whose improvisational bravado and dynamic stage presence enliven any performance.
Madeline Eastman website
Listen to audio clips of Madeline Eastman here:
http:/www.stanfordjazz.org/jazzfestival/08_01.html

 

 

The Heath Brothers
Jimmy Heath, tenor saxophone; Jeb Patton, piano; David Wong, bass; Albert “Tootie” Heath, drums

Sunday, August 2, 8:00 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
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“These guys are bop personified.”All About Jazz

Jimmy HeathThe Heath Brothers—saxophonist Jimmy, drummer Albert (better known as “Tootie”), and the late bassist Percy—are without question one of the most influential families in jazz. As a young bebop alto player in the 1940s, Jimmy was nicknamed “Little Bird,” but this flattering comparison to Charlie Parker doesn’t do justice to the innovative and unique style Jimmy has developed during his career. Now primarily a tenor player, he has built upon the innovations of the bebop pioneers and carried them into the modern era with style and originality. Jimmy was named an NEA Jazz Master in 2003. Drummer Tootie has recorded and performed with a who’s-who of jazz giants, including John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, and Herbie Hancock. Recently, Tootie has expanded the role of the jazz drummer with his unique “Whole Drum Truth” project, in which he performs with an ensemble made up entirely of great jazz percussionists. Although no bassist can fill the shoes of Percy, who passed on in 2005 at age 81, David Wong is an up-and-coming young player who has absorbed a great deal of jazz wisdom, playing with artists like Roy Haynes and Wynton Marsalis. With his sensitive accompaniment and swinging energy, Jeb Patton is the Heath Brothers’ pianist of choice.
Watch video and listen to audio clips of the Heath Brothers here:
http:/www.stanfordjazz.org/jazzfestival/08_02.html
Pictured: Jimmy Heath at the 2007 Stanford Jazz Festival. Photo credit, Mars Breslow.

 

 

Generations Jazz Project
Andrew Speight, alto saxophone; Eric Alexander, tenor saxophone; Terell Stafford, trumpet; David Hazeltine, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Louis Hayes, drums

Eric AlexanderMonday, August 3, 8:00 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
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INSIDE JAZZ:
The Making of a Jazz Master
Speaker:
Andrew Speight
7:00 pm, free with concert ticket

Passing through the ranks of an established bandleader’s group used to be a rite of passage for young players on the way to leading their own bands. The best education was earned on the bandstand from leaders like Art Blakey, Miles Davis, or Horace Silver. As jazz has entered schools and universities a different form of education has emerged. Young musicians can now graduate from schools as extremely accomplished players, but too often they miss out on the wisdom gained by experience working with a veteran leader. Brainchild of saxophonist Andrew Speight and Dr. Jeffrey Babcock, Executive Director of the International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State University, the Generations Jazz Project aims to help revive the tradition of ensemble-based mentorship by giving young players total access to an all-star ensemble of established artists. The musicians of the Generations Band—Speight and Eric Alexander on saxophones, Terell Stafford on trumpet, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Ray Drummond, and drummer Louis Hayes—all learned from the masters, and they are dedicated to passing their lessons on to the next generation.Listen to audio clips of Eric Alexander & Terell Stafford here: http:/www.stanfordjazz.org/jazzfestival/08_03.html
Pictured: Eric Alexander at the 2006 Stanford Jazz Festival. Photo Credit, Scott Chernis.

 

 

Stan@Stanford: Remembering Stan Getz
Joe Oliveira, tenor saxophone; Dayna Stephens, tenor saxophone; Patrick Wolff, tenor saxophone; Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet; Peter Bernstein, guitar; Julian Lage, guitar; Randy Porter, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; Gregory Hutchinson, drums

Larry GrenadierPeter BernsteinTuesday, August 4, 8:00 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
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INSIDE JAZZ: Stan@Stanford
A panel discussion moderated by SJW's Jim Nadel
Speakers: Bill Dement, Larry Grenadier, Ryland Kelley, Jim Nadel, Joe Oliveira
6:30 pm, free with concert ticket

The Stanford Jazz Workshop’s formative years were blessed by the participation of Stan Getz, an undisputed giant of the tenor saxophone. Getz freely shared his knowledge and wisdom with the Workshop’s community and inspired them with his artistry. A true master of melody, he always played straight from the heart with feeling and spontaneity. As Stan once quipped when a student sought his advice on some esoteric matter of harmonic theory, “It’s the mood, not the mode.” From the stylish sensuality of his pioneering bossa nova recordings to the joyous intensity of his bebop playing, emotion, honesty, and personal expression were always at the forefront of his music. Bassist Larry Grenadier provides the direct connection to Stan@Stanford: he was a Stanford student during Getz’s Stanford years, and the two musicians got to know each other well and interact both on and off the bandstand. A star-studded lineup of Jazz Workshop faculty including guitarist Peter Bernstein, drummer Gregory Hutchinson, and many special guests will pay homage to Getz’s enduring legacy of creativity, individualism, and heartfelt communication.

Watch video and listen to audio clips of Stan Getz here: http:/www.stanfordjazz.org/jazzfestival/08_04.html

Pictured: Left: Peter Bernstein (photo credit, Jimmy Katz), right, Larry Grenadier (photo credit, Lourdes Delgado)

 

 

Mulgrew Miller Trio
Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Louis Hayes, drums; Gregory Hutchinson, drums

Wednesday, August 5, 8:00 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
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“Miller quietly wrings as much emotion out of a grand piano as is possible for any human to do.” - All About Jazz

Mulgrew MillerPianist Mulgrew Miller is one of the premier contemporary performers on his instrument and an important voice in the jazz piano pantheon. His peers cite him as one of the most sought-after pianists in modern jazz, due to his originality, versatility, and deep knowledge of many styles and traditions. Miller is a dazzling soloist whose style fuses the swinging energy of classic bebop with the adventurous sophistication of modern jazz. As an accompanist he inspires his fellow musicians, adapting sensitively to their ideas while inspiring them with his own distinct sound. Born and raised in the Mississippi delta, Miller was surrounded by blues and gospel as a child. Early gigs with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Art Blakey, Tony Williams, Betty Carter, and many others shaped his unique musical style. He has recorded more than a dozen albums as a leader, and his credits as a sideman are extensive. Miller’s Stanford Jazz Festival performance features a trio with bassist Ray Drummond and a tag-team of outstanding drummers: hard-bop pioneer Louis Hayes and rising star Gregory Hutchinson. Listen to audio clips of Mulgrew Miller here: http:/www.stanfordjazz.org/jazzfestival/08_05.html
Mulgrew Miller website
Pictured: Mulgrew Miller, 2008 Stanford Jazz Festival. Photo credit, Scott Chernis.

 

 

Pictorial Highlights, 2009 Festival

Paulo Bellinati, Harvey WainapelPaulo Bellinati (L) & Harvey Wainapel (R) concert, Stanford Jazz Festival Friday July 17. Not pictured, Carlos Oliveira. Photo credit, Joel Simon.
Wayne WallaceWayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet , Stanford Jazz Festival, Sunday July 19 2009. Pictured, Wayne Wallace. Photo credit, Scott McKissen.
Fred HarrisFred Harris, Stanford Jazz Festival, Monday July 20. Photo credit, Joel Simon.
Elvin Bishop Blues NightElvin Bishop, Blues Night Stanford Jazz Festival, Wednesday July 22. Photo credit, Scott McKissen.
Taylor EigstiTaylor Eigsti, Stanford Jazz Festival, Sunday July 26. 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; Grooveyard Jazz; Gallien Krueger; Gordon Biersch Brewing Company; Paiste Cymbals; Sonor Drums; Stanford Blood Center; Yamaha Band & Orchestral; Yamaha Percussion Division; Zildjian Cymbals.