Berglund, associate director, Stanford Jazz Workshop
and Festival: (650) 736-0324, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Sanford, writer, News Service: (650) 736-2151, email@example.com
weeks of syncopation: Stanford Jazz Festival starts
one-and-a-half swinging months, the campus will come
alive with jazz performances by big-name musicians
and new talent.
Stanford Jazz Festival kicks off at 8 p.m. June 30
with a concert featuring a pair of living legends:
flute and saxophone player James Moody and pianist
Cedar Walton. Moody, a Dizzy Gillespie Band alumnus,
and Walton, who played with Art Blakey's Jazz
Messengers, will be joined by Bay Area drummer Eddie
Marshall and Los Angeles bassist Tony Dumas.
festival runs through Aug. 11. In addition to
longtime musicians such as Kenny Garrett, Sam Rivers,
Jimmy Cobb and Christian McBride, some rising starts
will take the stage, including jazz pianist and wunderkind
Taylor Eigsti, who launched his professional career
at age 8 and spent his 16th birthday subbing for the
distinguished pianist Marian McPartland.
festival also will feature the world premiere of Sam
Rivers's new composition for big band and the Bay
Area premiere of "Miles in Conversation with
Quincy Troupe," footage of an interview Davis
granted Troupe at the Harlem Studio Museum in 1989.
noontime concerts will be held outside Tresidder
Union several times a week between July 22 and Aug.
11; informal, late-evening jam sessions also will
take place in the Coffee House during that three-week
Stanford Jazz Workshop, which puts on the festival,
will award more than $75,000 in scholarships for its
jazz camp and 400 festival concert tickets to
musicians ages 12 to 17.
schedule of festival events through July 25 is listed
below. For more information, contact the Stanford
Jazz Workshop at (650) 736-0324 or visit the Web at
www.stanfordjazz.org (a complete events schedule is
posted there). Tickets range from $16 to $28 for
general admission, and discounts are available for
students and seniors. Call (650) 725-2787 or visit
www.tickets.com for festival and sampler packages.
June 30 EARLY BIRD CONCERT: Jazz for Kids
with Jim Nadel & Friends: Campbell
Recital Hall. Free. 10:30 a.m. for ages 7 and
under; 11:30 a.m. for ages 8 to 12.
Educational concerts for kids and their
families designed as fun, interactive
introductions to instruments and jazz music.
Featuring Jim Nadel, Fred Berry and Harold
Jones, as well as the St. Lawrence String
June 30 JAMES MOODY & THE CEDAR WALTON
TRIO: 8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium.
July 1 THE MUSIC OF BILLY STRAYHORN
with the Stanford Jazz Workshop Orchestra: 7
p.m. pre-concert talk titled "The Music
of Billy Strayhorn," with Sonny Buxton
(free with concert tickets); 8 p.m. concert,
July 6 CLAUDIA VILLELA & RICARDO
PEIXOTO: 8 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall.
In her singing, the San Francisco-based
vocalist Villela reflects the musical styles
and traditions of Brazil. With longtime
collaborator Ricardo Peixoto on guitar.
July 7 KENNY GARRETT QUARTET: 8 p.m.,
Dinkelspiel Auditorium. Alto-saxophonist
Garrett has performed and recorded with Miles
Davis, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Woody
Shaw and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
July 8 JON JANG SOLO PIANO: 7:30 p.m.,
Campbell Recital Hall. Jang is a member of
the Beijing Trio (with drummer Max Roach and
erhu player Jiebing Chen).
July 13 THE BOBBY MATOS GROUP WITH JOHN
SANTOS: 8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium.
The two percussionists will perform
Afro-Cuban rhythms, traditional music and
July 14 TOM HARRELL QUINTET: 8 p.m.,
Dinkelspiel Auditorium. This is a rare West
Coast performance by trumpet-player and
Stanford alumnus Harrell and his New
July 15 GEOFF KEEZER SOLO PIANO: 7:30
p.m., Campbell Recital Hall. Pianist Keezer
was only 17 when he joined Art Blakey's Jazz
July 20 75 MILES: COMMEMORATING MILES
DAVIS' 75TH BIRTHDAY: 7:30 p.m.,
"From Kind of Blue to Bitches
Brew," presentation by Quincy
Troupe; 8:45 p.m., screening of Miles in
Conversation with Quincy Troupe.
July 21 KITTY MARGOLIS QUINTET: 8
p.m., Campbell Recital Hall. Jazz singer
Margolis is a San Francisco native.
July 22 THE JIM CULLUM JAZZ BAND: 7:30
p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium. The band has
made 45 recordings of traditional jazz.
July 23 TAYLOR EIGSTI TRIO: 7:30 p.m.,
Campbell Recital Hall.
July 24 SHERYL BAILEY'S NIGHT OF GUITARS: 7:30
p.m., Campbell Recital Hall. Bailey is a New
York-based composer and guitarist.
July 25 THE MUSIC OF ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM:
7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall. Jobim
helped launch the Bossa Nova movement and
put Ipanema on the map.