Stanford Jazz Festival

2014 Stanford Jazz Festival presents: Chick Corea, Kenny Barron, Jack DeJohnette, Larry Coryell, Arturo Sandoval, Kenny Burrell, Fred Hersch, Joe Louis Walker, Jimmy Heath, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Meklit, Sachal Vasandani, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, and more. Join us for our 43rd summer of jazz on the campus of Stanford University.

Kenny Barron Trio with Dayna Stephens

  • Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen Street Stanford, CA 94305
“One of the most fertile imaginations and pleasing sounds in jazz. Barron is a great jazz pianist, period.”   — Boston Herald

“One of the most fertile imaginations and pleasing sounds in jazz. Barron is a great jazz pianist, period.”   — Boston Herald

"Tenorist Stephens emerges as an artist full of composure and imagination.”   — DownBeat

"Tenorist Stephens emerges as an artist full of composure and imagination.”   — DownBeat

 

 

Surely one of the most celebrated of all jazz pianists is 2010 NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron. He has won every imaginable distinction among DownBeat and JazzTimes Readers and Critics polls. He is a six-time recipient of the Best Pianist award by the Jazz Journalists Association. And his recordings on the Verve label have earned a stunning nine Grammy nominations. Kenny has collaborated with many of the jazz giants from Stan Getz to Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Charlie Haden, Stanley Turrentine and Eddie Harris, as well as a younger generation including Stefon Harris and Lionel Loueke. Veterans George Mraz and Lewis Nash  round out the trio. Also featured in the group is phenomenal saxophonist Dayna Stephens, widely known as a mentor to young musicians at the Stanford Jazz Workshop over the past ten years. He has collaborated with jazz elite such as John Scofield, Roy Hargrove, Terrence Blanchard, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Eric Harland to become both a fiery bandleader and an in-demand sideman.

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Kenny Barron, piano
Dayna Stephens, tenor saxophone
Lewis Nash, drums
George Mraz, bass
 

Note: this concert will feature acoustic instruments only.

Kenny Barron — "Blue Moon"

Dayna Stephens — "But Beautiful"