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Festival closes with a show full of jazz stars, under the stars

Top vocalist Dianne Reeves closes the 50th anniversary Stanford Jazz Festival. Courtesy Stanford Jazz Workshop.

The 50th anniversary Stanford Jazz Festival comes to an epic conclusion with a show full of stars, under the stars, featuring multi-talented vocalist Dianne Reeves fronting both a quintet and a full jazz orchestra. Stanford Jazz Workshop and Stanford Live are teaming up to present this special festival finale, Saturday July 30, at Frost Amphitheater.

The multiple Grammy Award-winning Reeves, recognized in 2018 by the National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master, has had a wide-ranging career performing with fellow top artists and groups, from Sergio Mendes to Harry Belafonte, the Chicago Symphony to Wynton Marsalis — a testament to the versatility of her far-reaching vocal range.

She will be joined on stage by both and orchestra and a quintet, featuring Peter Martin, piano; Romero Lubambo, guitar; Rueben Rogers, bass; Terreon Gully, drums and Vince Mendoza, orchestra conductor and arranger.

The show opens with the Stanford Jazz Workshop 50th anniversary band, an all-star ensemble made up of trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, drummer Eric Harland, saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Larry Grenadier, pianist Taylor Eigsti and saxophonist Yosvany Terry.

Listeners can bring a picnic from home or purchase a VIP table, which includes food and beverage service.

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The show takes place July 30, 7:30 p.m. at Frost Amphitheater, Stanford. Tickets start at $15. For more information, visit stanfordjazz.org.

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Festival closes with a show full of jazz stars, under the stars

by Palo Alto Weekly staff / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Thu, Jul 28, 2022, 4:49 pm

The 50th anniversary Stanford Jazz Festival comes to an epic conclusion with a show full of stars, under the stars, featuring multi-talented vocalist Dianne Reeves fronting both a quintet and a full jazz orchestra. Stanford Jazz Workshop and Stanford Live are teaming up to present this special festival finale, Saturday July 30, at Frost Amphitheater.

The multiple Grammy Award-winning Reeves, recognized in 2018 by the National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master, has had a wide-ranging career performing with fellow top artists and groups, from Sergio Mendes to Harry Belafonte, the Chicago Symphony to Wynton Marsalis — a testament to the versatility of her far-reaching vocal range.

She will be joined on stage by both and orchestra and a quintet, featuring Peter Martin, piano; Romero Lubambo, guitar; Rueben Rogers, bass; Terreon Gully, drums and Vince Mendoza, orchestra conductor and arranger.

The show opens with the Stanford Jazz Workshop 50th anniversary band, an all-star ensemble made up of trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, drummer Eric Harland, saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Larry Grenadier, pianist Taylor Eigsti and saxophonist Yosvany Terry.

Listeners can bring a picnic from home or purchase a VIP table, which includes food and beverage service.

The show takes place July 30, 7:30 p.m. at Frost Amphitheater, Stanford. Tickets start at $15. For more information, visit stanfordjazz.org.

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