FREE PAJA MEMBER PARTY
Sunday, October 5, 2pm
PALO ALTO ART CENTER
1313 Newell Road
KRISTEN STROM and SCOTT SORKIN
Kristen Strom and Scott Sorkin, a Bay Area husband-wife team, have been making waves on the jazz scene nationally. Both are on the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop and San Jose Jazz’s summer education program.
Kr isten is “among the finest contemporary sax players,” says Paul Freeman, P.A. Daily News entertainment writer. San Jose Mercury jazz writer Andrew Gilbert praised her album “Intention” as revealing “an artist whose musical world is predicated upon the primacy of beautifully rendered melodies.” Kris is also an accomplished vocalist.
A brilliant guitarist, Scott Sorkin has been touring and playing professionally since 1983. He is currently a featured performer with Brazilian-jazz artist Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo, the Kristen Strom Quartet, and the group Crossing Borders.
Join us October 5 for great music, genial socializing, beverages and munchies. Spend a fine afternoon with good company and good vibes. Muy simpatico.
STANFORD SHOPPING CENTER JAZZ
This summer’s schedule has just been released. All shows Thursday evenings, 6-7:30pm at the Plaza near Neiman Marcus. Produced by SFJAZZ, emceed by Clifford Brown, Jr. The schedule:
June 5- North Beach Brass Band: San Francisco's Premiere New Orleans-style Brass Band
June 12- Anton Schwartz Quintet: Jazz for the Head and Heart
June 19- Stanford Jazz Workshop: Community-based Jazz Classics
June 26- Guitar Goddesses: Powerhouse Jazz-Rock Trio
July 3- Adam Theis & The Western Territory Project: World/Jazz/Chamber Octet
July 10- Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums: Swing Revival
July 17- Pamela Rose w/ Wayne De La Cruz: B-3 Hammond Organ Party
July 24- The Tiffany Austin Quintet: Soulful Jazz Vocalist
July 31- Tammy Hall Quartet: Jazz Piano Virtuoso
Aug 7- The Joshi Marshall Project: Lyrical, Technical, Harmonic Jazz
Coho/Stanford Coffeehouse 7pm on May 25, June 2, and June 3
Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco May 29
Calif. Jazz Conservatory (formerly The Jazz School, Berkeley) May 31
VUCKOVICH/GUARALDI CONCERT A TRIUMPH
PAJA Artistic Director Herb Wong’s final concert promotion was a great success, even though Herb wasn’t there to enjoy the evening—April 26 (Herb passed away on Easter Sunday at age 88). There were emotional tributes to Herb by Harvey Mittler and pianist Larry Vuckovich. See the full review in the May 2014 issue of The Jazz Buff on this web site.
The Jazz Periscope
Recommended gigs for July and August, 2014