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Week 7 at Stanford Jazz Festival - Final Shows

Friday August 7 - Stanford Jazz Workshop All-Star Jam
Saturday August 8 - Dena DeRose Quartet featuring Steve Davis

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In This Issue
> Stanford Jazz Week Seven - FINAL SHOWS

>Stanford Jazz Workshop All-Star Jam Session

>Dena DeRose Quartet featuring Steve Davis

> La Peña Upcoming Events

> Pictorial Highlights, 2009 Stanford Jazz Festival



Stanford Jazz Workshop All-Star Jam Session
Eric Alexander, Sylvan (Schmoe) Elhay, Jimmy Heath, Andrew Speight, saxophone; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Steve Davis, trombone; Dena DeRose, Madeline Eastman, vocals; Peter Bernstein, guitar; David Hazeltine, Randy Porter, piano; Ray Drummond, Larry Grenadier, bass; Louis Hayes, Gregory Hutchinson, drums

Friday, August 7, 8:00 pm| Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $34 general | $17 students
| TAKE 5!

The faculty of the 2009 Stanford Jazz Workshop is an extraordinary gathering of jazz talent. This unprecedented roster spans three generations, from some of the most exciting young players around to pioneers who originated the sounds of modern jazz. Representing a multitude of styles, schools, and traditions, these artists embody the diversity and vitality of jazz today. The SJW All-Star Jam Session is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear this unique lineup of musicians play together in an informal setting. More than any other type of performance, a great jam session brings out the spontaneous brilliance of improvised jazz; groups are assembled on the fly and the mixing and matching of musical personalities means that anything can happen. You’ll hear inspired groupings of players that you won’t find anywhere else, and the casual atmosphere gives a special energy to the performance. With so many fantastic musicians on the program, this year’s All-Star Jam Session offers the best of all possible worlds for jazz lovers.
Photo: 2008 All-Star Faculty Jam. Photo Credit, Scott Chernis.



Dena DeRose Quartet featuring Steve Davis
Dena DeRose, vocals; Steve Davis, trombone; Ray Drummond, bass; Louis Hayes, drums

Saturday, August 8, 8:00 pm| Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $40 general | $20 students


Dena DeRose, Steve DavisDena DeRose’s vocal style is inimitable and her piano playing bursts with creativity and infectious energy. It’s no surprise that she’s become a perennial Stanford Jazz Festival favorite. Her multifaceted talent shines whether she’s drawing out the subtleties of a classic lyric or swinging her way through a bebop piano solo. But it’s the way her voice and piano interact and complement one another that truly sets her apart. Her singer’s instinct for strong melodies and expressive phrasing informs her piano playing, and her keyboard skills give her the freedom and confidence as a vocalist to take exciting improvisational risks. Her current CD, Live at Jazz Standard Volume 2, is garnering effusive praise from reviewers, who have dubbed it “sublime” and “highly recommended,” amongst other kudos. Trombonist Steve Davis, an alumnus of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Chick Corea’s Origin and a bandleader in his own right, will join Dena for this much-anticipated performance. Davis’s upcoming recording Eloquence (to be released this Fall) is a collaboration with piano innovator Hank Jones.

“…Dena DeRose, whose clear, medium-light voice, fleet, wistful pianism and cool intelligence are the icing on the cake.”The New York Times

Listen to audio clips of Dena DeRose here: http:/www.stanfordjazz.org/jazzfestival/08_08.html



Upcoming Events: La Peña Cultural Center
Our friends at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley present: Modern Brazilian choros with Grupo Falso Baiano, Fri. August 07; Latin American originals and favorites songs with the superb voices of Mochi Parra & Rafael Manriquez, Thurs. August 20 and the smooth jazz groove of Dima, the Jeff Derby Quartet and Laje Lee. Plus films, poetry, theater, and much more. For the whole schedule please visit us at www.lapena.org or call 510-849-2568.

Pictured: Mochi Parra.



Pictorial Highlights, 2009 Festival

Julian LageJulian Lage Group, Tuesday July 21 2009, Stanford Jazz Festival. Photo credit, Joel Simon.

Horace-ScopeHorace-Scope with Jaz Sawyer, Stanford Jazz Festival, Monday July 27 2009. Photo credit, Scott Chernis.
Heath BrosThe Heath Brothers - Stanford Jazz Festival, Sunday August 2 2009. Photo credit, Scott McKissen.
Stanford Jazz CampJazz Camp Week 2 Awards ceremony, Friday July 31. Pictured, L-R: Ian Bowman; Laila Smith; Omer Berger; Denise Tran & Joshua Crumbly. Photo credit, SJW staff.
Larry GrenadierLarry Grenadier, Tuesday Jazz Residency noon concert August 4. Photo credit, SJW staff.
Peter BernsteinPeter Bernstein, Tuesday Jazz Residency noon concert August 4. Photo credit, SJW staff


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.