ART MAXWELL performs w/ CALVIN KEYS
@ STANFORD JAZZ FESTIVAL
July 30, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford CA
Tickets: Student $15/Reserved $28/Premium $45
When you spend decades as a sideman with Jimmy Smith, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Freddie Hubbard, Taj Mahal, and Ray Charles, you acquire a special musical power. Pat Metheny wrote the song “Calvin’s Keys” in tribute to him. He flourished in his seven-year touring and recording tenure with jazz legend Ahmad Jamal. And Calvin Keys’ classic 1971 recording, “Shawn-Neeq,” has become a musical landmark for jazz and blues guitar players alike. Whether he’s soloing over hip-hop tracks or digging into a complex be-bop tune, Calvin is always what student, colleague, and jazz guitar great Bruce Forman calls, “a true jazzman.”
Keys is joined by flautist and saxophonist Art Maxwell — a local giant who has worked with Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Mongo Santamaria and other jazz luminaries. Brian Ho, organ and Leon Joyce, drums.