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Carma Berglund, associate director, Stanford Jazz Workshop: (650) 736-0324,

John Sanford, writer, News Service: (650) 736-2151,

Second Sunday Jazz Series returns Oct. 14

The Second Sunday Jazz Series is back, kicking off the season Oct. 14 with legendary jazz bassist Dave Holland.

Holland will teach a master class before performing with his quintet at 7:30 p.m. in Dinkelspiel Auditorium (the class is open to all jazz musicians not just bassists).

Tickets for the Dave Holland Quintet performance, available by phone at (650) 725-2787 or at the Ticket Office, are $28; $26 for students and senior citizens; or $4 for Stanford students with valid ID. For more information or details about registering for the master class, call the Jazz Workshop at (650) 736-0324 or visit

The Jazz Workshop launched the Second Sunday series in the spring to showcase top jazz artists from the Bay Area and beyond in performances and master classes. The series will run from October through May. A schedule of upcoming concerts and classes is posted at the website

Holland is considered among the most accomplished jazz composers for bass. In 1968, Miles Davis recruited Holland, who joined Davis's New York-based quintet. In 1970, Holland co-founded the free-jazz group Circle with Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea and Barry Altschul and, in 1975, he formed the Gateway Trio with Jack DeJohnette and John Abercrombie. He has worked with a slew of top jazz artists, including Stan Getz, Sam Rivers, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Kenny Wheeler, Thelonius Monk and Joe Henderson.




By John Sanford

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