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January 2010     


Play, Play, Play with Matt Wilson;
Jazz Mentors Teacher Internship Program Now Seeking Applicants!

Matt Wilson jazz drummer jazz educationRecently featured on the covers of both DownBeat and JazzTimes, drummer Matt Wilson is surely one of the most engaging and delightful faculty we've had the pleasure to host at the Workshop. Descriptions of his musicality elicit an equally long list of superlatives. Last year, Matt headed up our Jazz Mentors program during Week Two of Jazz Camp (as well as playing superbly during several Festival concerts). Today, SJW is opening the Mentorship program to new applicants, so we asked Matt if he would contribute an article to the newsletter talking about his experience as Mentor Leader and thoughts on the program. If you'd like to learn more about what Jazz Mentors is about and the application process, pop on over to our Mentors page for the full and complete down low (applications will be accepted until March 15). (If you're so inclined, also check out Matt Wilson's That's Gonna Leave A Mark CD, released last summer, on Palmetto.) Here's Matt:

Play, Play, Play, Play, Play, think, Play, Play, Play!

It was a pleasure to return to the Stanford Jazz Workshop last summer. I did have a small setback in that I dislocated my shoulder in a freak yoga accident. That did not spoil the fun though; I just had to swing in a sling for a concert or two. Thanks to the kind staff at Stanford Jazz Workshop and the team at the Stanford University Hospital for taking such good care of me.

The week was especially enjoyable because I had the opportunity to hang out and perform with the Jazz Mentors. The Jazz Mentors are a group of talented young musicians most of whom are in college or have just been released from their institutions. Continue Reading....

Pictured: Matt Wilson at the 2009 Stanford Jazz Festival. Photo Credit: Scott Chernis.



In This Issue
> Play, Play, Play with Matt Wilson; Jazz Mentors Teacher Internship Program Now Seeking Applicants

> SJW Faculty Profile: Dave Douglas; Combo/Arranging Workshop, Saturday January 23rd

> A Warm Thank You From SJW

> UPCOMING: CoHo Jam with Bass Legend Chuck Rainey Jan 25; Jazz/Tech Talks Jan 21; Taylor Eigsti Goes Gershwin Jan 22 & 23

Joshua Crumbly


Stanford Jazz Workshop Faculty Profile: Dave Douglas
Plus Combo/Arranging Workshop Saturday January 23rd

The foundation of Stanford Jazz Workshop's reputation is built upon the quality of its artists and educators, all of whom are chosen for their excellence and for their unique contributions to jazz. You can find the current list of Workshop faculty, along with links to their websites, on our Faculty page, but we thought it might be fun to profile selected faculty in more thorough fashion. So, we'd like to welcome trumpeter/composer/band leader Dave Douglas to the 39th Workshop season and introduce him to you here. We're also excited that Dave will be leading a free Combo/Arranging masterclass next Saturday January 23rd on the Stanford campus from 11 am to 12:30 pm (co-presented with Stanford Lively Arts as part of their Arts + Invention series - see also a related event on Thursday the 21st mentioned below). Dave will be working with a combo made up of students from the Stanford Music Department, and possibly some local high school players as well. Jim Nadel will be on hand to anchor the presentation, which will be held in the basement rehearsal room of Dinkelspiel Auditorium. Please visit our special events page for details including location, directions and so forth. Again, that's Saturday January 23rd!

Now let's find out more about the man himself...

Faculty Profile: Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas jazz education trumpetAn artist with an astonishingly broad repertoire of work, Dave Douglas's accomplishments as a bandleader and composer are so prodigious that his talent as a trumpet player is almost incidental. Embracing influences as varied as (the equally revolutionary) Igor Stravinsky, Stevie Wonder and John Coltrane, his resume is that of a fiercely intelligent free and original thinker. Nominated for two Grammy awards and a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Douglas has been honored with a slew of Artist and Album of the Year accolades from critics and fans alike in publications such as DownBeat & JazzTimes. He is currently Artistic Director of the Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Center and the co-founder and director of the Festival of New Trumpet Music. From New York, where he still resides, Douglas attended Berklee School of Music, the New England Conservatory and New York University (studying with Carmine Caruso). (Read Full Profile Here)

Please check our faculty page for a complete faculty list.

Jazz Camp & Jazz Residency Dates:
Jazz Camp Week 1: July 18-23, 2010
Jazz Camp Week 2: July 25-30, 2010
Jazz Residency: August 1-6, 2010

You can register online or by mailing in the enrollment form available on our site. REGISTER ONLINE NOW
Pictured: Dave Douglas. Photo Credit: Jimmy Katz.


A Warm Thank You From SJW

Tia Fuller Stanford Jazz Workshop Jazz EducationWe want to send out a special thank you to all of our donors who made a gift to Stanford Jazz Workshop in 2009. Another tough year of fundraising lies ahead, but thanks to your contributions, we're starting the year on stable financial ground. With your support, our programs will continue to thrive and celebrate jazz well into the next decade.

We are incredibly grateful for our strong jazz community, and hope you'll join us to see the impact of your support first hand at the 2010 Stanford Jazz Festival and Workshop. Here's to another great year of jazz!

Pictured: SJW Faculty Tia Fuller and student at the 2008 Stanford Jazz Workshop. Photo Credit: Scott Chernis.


UPCOMING: CoHo Jam with Bass Legend Chuck Rainey; Lively Arts "Jazz/Tech Talk" this Thursday; Taylor Eigsti Goes Gershwin

CoHo Jam With Bass Legend Chuck Rainey
The CoHo Jams are happening every Monday at the Stanford CoffeeHouse between 8 and 10 pm (except this Monday, the 18th, because of the holiday). It's a great opportunity for local jazz musicians of intermediate-to-advanced skill level to share the stage with some the Bay Area's finest jazz pros (including our Faculty Director, saxophonist Patrick Wolff, who is leading the Jams this quarter). We will have a very special guest during the next Jam on Monday the 25th: bass legend Chuck Rainey. It is impossible to do Chuck Rainey's accomplishments on the bass justice here, so suffice it to say that he is one of the most influential bassists of the last fifty years, recording with Aretha Franklin, Louis Armstrong, Quincy Jones, Yusef Lateef, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Bobby Hutcherson and literally hundreds more. His feel and melodicism have made him one of the players that every serious student seeks to emulate. This will be a great opportunity to see Chuck up close in an informal setting! We also want to let you know that he will be appearing in concert the following night (Tuesday January 26 at the Roble Hall Theater on the Stanford campus), and will be conducting a Bass Master Class on Monday prior to the CoHo Jam in Dink Rehearsal Hall. Both events are open to the public, but attendance at the bass master class does require a reservation. Download the event flyer for details!

Stanford Lively Arts "Arts + Invention" Series:
Jazz/Tech Talks Vol 2: The Electric Louis Armstrong
Loren Schoenberg, Director, National Jazz Museum in Harlem
with special guests Brad Jones, bass and Gene Lake, drums

Thursday January 21, 2010 | 6:30 PM
Cantor Arts Center
Admission Free

Loren Schoenberg continues this season’s jazz lecture/demonstration series with a focus on Louis Armstrong, and how advances in recording technology, film and radio made Armstrong’s music and message accessible to audiences the world over. Schoenberg is joined by Keystone bassist Brad Jones, and drummer Gene Lake. Please visit the Lively Arts site for more information.

Series presented in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Music at Stanford, the Cantor Arts Center and the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), with generous funding from the Koret Foundation.

Taylor Eigsti GOES Gershwin
The Peninsula Symphony is presenting everyone's favorite local pianist, Taylor Eigsti, in a jazz-orchestra collaboration for two concerts next Friday and Saturday nights at the San Mateo Performing Arts and Flint Centers respectively. Taylor is one of those undeniable talents, and combined with a Gershwin-centric program (full details on the Symphony's website), you will want to be there for sure.

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 - 8:00 pm
San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 N. Delaware St., San Mateo

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 - 8:00 pm
Flint Center/DeAnza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., De Anza College, Cupertino


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; KCSM FM 91.1, Official Radio Sponsor; Palo Alto Weekly, Official Print Media Sponsor, Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel; Stanford Park Hotel; Vin, Vino, Wine; Department of Music at Stanford University;; Grooveyard Jazz; Gallien Krueger; Gordon Biersch Brewing Company; Paiste Cymbals; Sonor Drums; Stanford Blood Center; Yamaha Band & Orchestral; Yamaha Percussion Division; Zildjian Cymbals.