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workshop celebrates 30 years of education, concerts
Stanford Jazz Workshop celebrates its 30th
anniversary this season as one of the Bay Area's
premiere jazz educators and concert presenters.
workshop organizes a jazz camp for musicians ages
12-17, a jazz residency for musicians ages 12 and up,
and an evening summer program for general listeners
and musicians. It also organizes a series of jazz
concerts, which, in the mid 1980s, was expanded and
given its own name: the Stanford Jazz Festival.
year's festival, which runs from June 29 through Aug.
10, includes more than 30 concerts and special
events. In addition, a series of free, noontime
concerts are set to take place on some weekdays
outside Tresidder Union between roughly July 21
through Aug. 10; after-hour jam sessions are
scheduled for Mondays and a few other weeknights from
about June 24 through Aug. 10 in the Coffee House.
is a schedule of the festival concerts and events
through July 31. Tickets and festival passes can be
purchased at the Stanford Ticket Office in Tresidder
Union or by calling the office at (650) 725-2787.
Tickets also can be ordered online at
www.ticketweb.com. (Unless sold out, tickets will be
available at the door.) If not otherwise noted,
members of the Palo Alto Jazz Alliance, students with
a valid ID and seniors 65 and older receive $2 off
general admission prices.
information and a full schedule of festival events,
call the Jazz Workshop or visit its website.
Bird Jazz. Saturday, June 29: 10:30 a.m.
for children 7 and younger; 11:30 a.m. for
children 8-12. Campbell Recital Hall. Free.
An introduction to instruments and jazz music
for children and families, with Stanford Jazz
Workshop founder Jim Nadel and friends.
Donaldson Quartet featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith.
Saturday, June 29, 8 p.m.. Dinkelspiel
Auditorium. $30. The legendary alto
saxophonist Lou Donaldson and Hammond
organist Dr. Lonnie Smith kick off the
festival. With Randy Johnston on guitar and
Fukushi Tainaka on drums.
Shelby Jazz Orchestra. Sunday, June 30,
7:30 p.m. Dinkelspiel Auditorium. $22. Marcus
Shelby's 15-piece jazz orchestra performs
traditional and original compositions from
its popular compact disc, The Lights.
Cooling Group. Friday, July 5, 8 p.m.
Campbell Recital Hall. $25. Jazz
guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Joyce Cooling
performs a rare acoustic concert. Her three
compact discs all have topped the smooth-jazz
Trio. Saturday, July 6, 8 p.m. Campbell
Recital Hall. $20. With Art Hirahara on
piano, Todd Sickafoose on acoustic bass and
Scott Amendola on drums, this Bay Area trio
draws on eclectic influences, performing
original compositions and re-interpreting
Edwards Quartet. Sunday, July 7, 7:30
p.m. Campbell Recital Hall. $22. With drummer
Vince Lateano and his trio. Bop pioneer and
saxophonist Teddy Edwards is known for his
communicative and forthright playing.
Calloway: The Afro-Cuban Experience.
Friday, July 12, 8 p.m. Campbell Recital
Hall. $22. Two-time Grammy-nominee John
Calloway and Cuban-born percussionist Jesus
Diaz explore the full spectrum of
Afro-Caribbean music, from salsa and timba to
Latin jazz and folk music.
Jones Trio (Taylor Eigsti Trio opens).
Saturday, July 13, 8 p.m. Dinkelspiel
Auditorium. $32 ($25 with valid student ID).
Pianist Hank Jones, one of the jazz world's
living legends, performs with Dennis Mackrel
on drums and John Clayton on bass. Pianist
Taylor Eigsti, 17, began his professional
career at age 8.
Erquiaga's Trio Paradiso. Sunday, July
14, 7:30 p.m. Campbell Recital Hall. $20.
Guitarist/composer Steve Erquiaga,
accordionist Rich Kuhns and bassist Rich
Girard enlist elements of tango, samba and
Afro-Cuban montuno to create music with a
rich, dramatic sound.
with live feed video mix by Carole Kim.
Friday, July 19, 8 p.m. Campbell Recital
Hall. $20. A collaborative exchange of
improvised video and music performance. With
Scott Amendola on drums and electronics; jhno
on electronics; Nels Cline on guitars; Todd
Sickafoose on bass; and artist Carole Kim
Weiss Quartet. Saturday, July 20, 8 p.m.
Campbell Recital Hall. $20. Grand-prize
winner of the 2000 BMI/Monk Institute
Composers Competition, keyboardist Michael
Weiss combines elements of jazz, Latin music
and rock 'n' roll.
Cullum Jazz Band. Sunday, July 21, 7:30
p.m. Dinkelspiel Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. $25
($20 with valid student ID). Jim Cullum,
cornetist and host of National Public Radio's
Riverwalk, Live from the Landing, and
his band cover a lot of ground from
19th-century cakewalks and spirituals to the
sounds of small, pre-World War II Benny
Davies' Blues Night featuring Brenda Boykin.
Monday, July 22, Campbell Recital Hall. 7:30
p.m. $16. Grammy-winning bassist Ruth Davies
teams up with contralto Brenda Boykin and
friends for a night of jazz, blues and soul.
American Songbook. Tuesday, July 23,
7:30 p.m. Campbell Recital Hall. $16.
Trombonist and vocalist Gerard Carelli
performs selections from the great American
Matheny: Full Moon Concert. Wednesday,
July 24, 7:30 p.m. Campbell Recital Hall.
$16. Flugelhornist Dmitry Matheny and the
Stanford Jazz Workshop All-Stars perform
compositions inspired by the cosmos and full
moon. Think "Stardust."
Lin's Night of Pianos. Thursday, July 25,
7:30 p.m. Campbell Recital Hall. $16. Three
pianos; the entire piano faculty of the jazz
workshop; a dynamite rhythm section. Anything
of Jazz. Friday, July 26, 8 p.m. School
of Education. $12. An evening of jazz on film
compiled and hosted by jazz film expert and
lecturer Mark Cantor.
DeRose Group. Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m.
Campbell Recital Hall. $25. Writing for Hot
House magazine, David Orthmann describes
pianist and vocalist Dena DeRose as combining
"a profound respect for the American
Popular Songbook with the ability to make us
hear these songs in a different way."
Bailey's Night of Guitars. Sunday, July
28, 7:30 p.m. Campbell Recital Hall. $16. A
Thelonious Monk Competition finalist,
guitarist Sheryl Bailey bridges the gap
between traditional and contemporary
Eigsti Trio (SOLD OUT). Monday, July 29,
7:30 p.m. Campbell Recital Hall. $20. The
17-year-old pianist has been opening for and
performing with the jazz greats since he was
Ellis Group. Tuesday, July 30, Campbell
Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. $16. Steeped in jazz,
funk, rock, soul, and rhythm and blues, tenor
saxophonist Dave Ellis has played with a
diverse group of musicians, including jazz
guitarist Charlie Hunter and the Grateful
Dobson Group. Wednesday, July 31, 7:30
p.m. Campbell Recital Hall. $16. Vocalist
Sasha Dobson has informally titled this
concert "Homecoming." She first
attended the Stanford Jazz Workshop when she
was 12. With mother Gail Dobson and brother
Smith Dobson Jr.