Cyrus Chestnut Trio with Donald Harrison & Wycliffe Gordon With Donald Harrison, saxophone; Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; Cyrus Chestnut, piano; Michael Hawkins, bass; Neal Smith, drums
All proceeds benefit SJW Scholarship Fund*
Saturday, June 24 | 8 pm | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $32 general | $16 student
Inside Jazz: Jazz and Blues: From the Church to the Bandstand
7 pm | Free with concert ticket
Speaker: Cyrus Chestnut
"No other current artist blends gospel and jazz quite as fluidly and believably as this piano man"
- Jim Harrington, Oakland Tribune
Get set for a great time. A crowd-pleasing pianist and brilliant jazz improviser steeped in gospel and blues, Cyrus Chestnut arrives at Stanford riding the success of his latest Telarc release, Genuine Chestnut. The genial Baltimore native possesses consummate virtuosity, swings hard, and takes seriously his mission to entertain an audience. Trained at Peabody and Berklee, Chestnut has played alongside all the greats of contemporary jazz, including Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter, Russell Malone, James Carter, Billy Higgins, and Joe Lovano.
Chestnut will be joined by his longtime friend and Berklee classmate, Donald Harrison, and acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, a longtime member of Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. A talented post-bop altoist who rose to fame with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Harrison's New Orleans roots are never absent from his music. Praised by audiences and critics alike, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer of hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz.
* Proceeds from this concert support scholarships for young New Orleans musicians to attend SJW education programs.
Official Website: http://www.stanfordjazz.org
Added by in2jazz on June 13, 2006