Granite Alto

Photo essay about Stanford Jazz Camp / Workshop / Series / Festival / #firshir

Alto madman Chris Sullivan of Burlingame and Berklee, Stanford CoHo Aug 5, 2014

Alto madman Chris Sullivan of Burlingame and Berklee, Stanford CoHo Aug 5, 2014

This is immediately post-concert, or post-second set -- honoring their "no photo" during concert edict -- of Larry Grenadier, Taylor Eigsti, Dayna Stephens, Jeff Ballard, Jules Lage at 28

This is immediately post-concert, or post-second set — honoring their “no photo” during concert edict — of Larry Grenadier, Taylor Eigsti, Dayna Stephens, Jeff Ballard, Jules Lage at 28

Santa Cruzio turned Parisian turned CoHo bum Jeff Ballard, the drummer, offering his advice to Obama about middle east conflict

Santa Cruzio turned Parisian turned CoHo bum Jeff Ballard, the drummer, offering his advice to Obama about middle east conflict

Ivor Holloway is a Gunn graduate and fulltime staff year-round for Stanford Jazz Workshop and camps. I met him Saturday for the first time since October 31, 1997 when as a high school senior he and three friends, under the monniker Gunn Jazz All Stars, opened for Charlie Hunter at Earthwise Productions at Cubberley Community Center. Josh Thurston Milgrom meanwhile said he had seen one or two or those five Charlie Hunter shows here (with five different combos incidentally, including Pound for Pound with Stephon Harris, John Santos and Scott Amendola or was it Stanton Moore). Ivor’s dad is in political science at Stanford, and lives in Palo Alto but said he is not likely to advise my campaign unless East Palo Alto gets nuclear weapons.

Ivor Holloway, Gunn grad and Stanford jazz regular, negotiating with character from an Adam Johnson story

Ivor Holloway, Gunn grad and Stanford jazz regular, negotiating with character from an Adam Johnson story

Gunn grad Josh Thurston Milgrom on his second instrument the egg shaker

Gunn grad Josh Thurston Milgrom on his second instrument the egg shaker

I have a picture of Dayna Stephens’ hand, which I will add later.
I have a video of Chris Sullivan, above, doing a three-minute solo, but I have no idea how to move content from new SuperSmartPhone to internet, or how to post anything but someone else’s Youtube to Wordress. I shot probably 200 photos or videos all in at Stanford Jazz Workshop. There are also several professional photographers shooting the event, which includes a faculty jam tonight — meaning good young players who are teaching the youngsters and fledglings here — and Chick Corea at Bing, which is probably sold out although you can get in with the right attitude, eliminating all your doubts and negativity. Keep it together. Keep it together. An impressive young man, a Berkelee student who also sharpened his business chops by manning the cd sales tables, Kingston Taylor of Indianapolis, IN, says Chick is his favorite player. A young guitarist named Chris Sommers of Houston, 17, said there is someone out of Houston I think James Davis or something going to upstate Robert Glasper and James Moran, I asked him to describe in more detail here, Plastic Alto or Granite Alto style (Chris Sullivan, among others, has the granite of New Hampshire in his muscle and his brains and embouchere).

Weekly has blurb on tonight’s Jam – -keep in mind that the concert Series what they call the Festival, the tale wagging the dog in certain ways, grew out of Stan Getz giving a lecture to the campers in 1982, and then they figure out they could be promoting shows and running a camp / workshop / institute and synergizing the various roles that musicians play. Kudos.
In this Stanford Jazz Festival concert, many jazz talents will perform together, including Chick Corea, Peter Erskine, Mark Turner, George Cables, Jeremy Pelt, Fred Hersch, Dayna Stephens, Dena DeRose, Larry Grenadier, Julian Lage, Jeff Ballard and others. Aug. 8, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$55.

I have at least 100 shots of Stanford / jazz / workshop / camp but this may or may not be relevant to the set:

This is a monotype of a MAN playing sax by Nathan Oliveira, I saw somewhere and snapped a shot of, but not within a mile or so of Stanford Jazz Workshop 2014.

This is a monotype of a MAN playing sax by Nathan Oliveira, I saw somewhere and snapped a shot of, but not within a mile or so of Stanford Jazz Workshop 2014.

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About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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