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Stanford Report, November 15, 2000
Renowned vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson to perform with Stanford Jazz Orchestra

World-renowned vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson is scheduled to perform with the Stanford Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. tonight in Dinkelspiel Auditorium.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $4 for students, available at the Stanford Ticket Office, 725-2787, or at the door.

Widely recognized as the most accomplished vibes musician of his generation, Hutcherson, 59, began playing the vibes professionally while still in high school. Soon, he was performing regularly on the West Coast with musicians such as saxophonists Curtis Amy and Charles Lloyd.

In 1960, Hutcherson joined the Al Grey -- Billy Mitchell Combo and, with them, made his first trip to New York City, where he recorded classic Blue Note albums with saxophonists Archie Shepp, Hank Mobley and Jackie McLean, as well as other musicians.

He later recorded for the same label as an ensemble leader of his own quartets, as well as with Blue Note artists, including saxophonists Joe Henderson and Harold Land; trumpeter Woody Shaw; and guitarist Grant Green. In 1977, he won the International Jazz Critics' Award as the top vibes player.

Hutcherson is also a teaching member of the Stanford Jazz Workshop, which takes place annually on campus during the summer.

Bobby Hutcherson