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June 10, 2011 • Newsletter Presented by See's Candies

Festival preview June 18!

Festival preview June 18!

What a way to start the summer! Join us and our co-producers Whole Foods Market Palo Alto as we present Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Sextet and the San Francisco Bourbon Kings for free at the afternoon "Foodies Love Jazz" event at Whole Foods Market in Palo Alto on Saturday, June 18, from 2 until 6 p.m. Then the dynamic and exciting Sony Holland Quintet warms up the night at the Oshman Family JCC at 8 p.m. Learn more here , so you don't miss our pre-festival weekend festivities!

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New Festival show just added: John Calloway and the Latin Collective, July 23

New Festival show just added: John Calloway and the Latin Collective, July 23

John Calloway has been dazzling audiences in the Bay Area and around the globe with his astonishing flute playing, adventurous yet inviting compositions, and his knowledge of Afro-Cuban and Latin music traditions. We're thrilled to announce that Dr. Calloway will bring his new band, the Latin Collective, to the Stanford Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m., in Campbell Recital Hall. You can learn more about John Calloway and the Latin Collective here , and if you purchased tickets to the Irvin Mayfield show for the same evening (which has now been cancelled), please call the Stanford Ticket Office at 650-725-2787 to exchange your tickets for another show of equal value or to obtain a refund. 

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Evening Summer classes begin June 14, sign up now

There's still time to register for Evening Summer classes in intermediate and advanced jazz piano and Jazz Camp Warm-up. Classes are taught by legendary jazz pianist Frank Sumares and GRAMMY®-nominated trombonist/arranger Wayne Wallace. Focused on fun and camaraderie as much as knowledge, Evening Summer classes are a great way to deepen your understanding and increase your enjoyment of jazz. Learn more here.

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Volunteers: It's showtime, folks!

Check out the 2011 Stanford Jazz Festival lineup , and then imagine yourself being a part of the team that makes this incredible Festival happen. Volunteering gets you close to the action, behind the scenes, and into the music! We still have openings for enthusiastic and friendly folks who can help us with a variety of tasks, from ushering at performance events to stuffing envelopes, and from putting up posters to picking up artists at the airport. We even have need for data entry specialists for jobs that can be done at home. To sign up, click here or send a note toSJW Registrar Janel Thysen. We look forward to working with you!

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Rhythm section opportunities at Jazz Camp

Rhythm section opportunities at Jazz Camp

Jazz Camp is filling up fast, but there are still some fantastic openings for bassists and drummers who are from 12 to 17 years old in Week 1. To learn more about Jazz Camp, click here, or call 650-736-0324. 

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Dayna Stephens benefit at Yoshi's July 4

Dayna Stephens benefit at Yoshi's July 4

Stanford Jazz Workshop alum, faculty member, and family member Dayna Stephens is awaiting a kidney transplant, and the Bay Area jazz community is rallying to his aid. To raise money for his ongoing treatment, some of the finest jazz artists around will play a benefit at Yoshi’s San Francisco on July 4. Performers include:

  • Marcus Shelby and Friends (Faye Carol, Lavay Smith, Howard Wiley, Darryl Green, Adam Shulman, and Kenny Washington)
  • the John Santos Sextet
  • Ray Obiedo and Mistura Fina
  • the Dayna Stephens Band (Mike Olmos, Adam Shulman, Darryl Green, Jaimeo Brown, Wil Blades, and Peter Apfelbaum)

Click here for more information.

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