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.

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Yellowjackets

  • Dinkelspiel Auditorium (map)
  • Braun Music Center
  • 471 Lagunita Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
“A perfectly combustible electric-acoustic outfit whose smart, often challenging and unpredictable compositions draw from fusion, post-bop and contemporary jazz.”  —JazzTimes

“A perfectly combustible electric-acoustic outfit whose smart, often challenging and unpredictable compositions draw from fusion, post-bop and contemporary jazz.”  JazzTimes

 

Anyone involved in jazz can attest to the challenges of keeping a group together. But the Yellowjackets have done just that, for an incredible 32 years, and three of the current members have been among the lineup for most of that time. Their 22 recordings have resulted in 17 Grammy nominations and two wins, a solid batting average. In addition to their prolific output with the Yellowjackets, the individuals have worked with stars including Buddy Rich, Thad Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Joe Farrell, Lee Ritenour, Chaka Khan, Jonathan Butler and dozens of others. Their latest Mack Avenue release is A Rise in the Road, introducing electric bassist Felix Pastorius into the group’s evolving story. Jazz fans will recognize the name as his father was legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, of Weather Report fame. Rest assured, Felix has a dynamic and unique voice on bass in his own right! Besides his prominent role in the Yellowjackets, Bob Mintzer heads jazz studies at the USC Thornton School of Music, where Russell Ferrante is also on the faculty.

$15/ 42 / 55 premium 

or call 650.725.2787

 

Bob Mintzer, saxophones & EWI
Russell Ferrante, keyboards
Felix Pastorius, bass
Will Kennedy, drums

Yellowjackets — "Spirit of the West"