Listening in on Tyler Brooks at the 2013 Stanford Jazz Festival

In the first of a series of reviews and notes from the seats, guest music critic Tyler Brooks checks out the Calvin Keys Quartet.

Omaha-native and Oakland-based guitarist Calvin Keys is the definition of a serious musician. Quiet, husky-voiced, and concealed behind dark auburn shades, Keys wore a steady, sagacious cool that warranted the opening line of Tuesday night’s program which frankly and endearingly read: “Calvin Keys doesn’t call a lot of attention to himself.” And true enough to…

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Hitting a high note with the Stanford Jazz Festival

KQED’s Dave Iverson interviews SJF founder Jim Nadel on “Forum.”

The Stanford Jazz Festival kicked off its summer season a few weeks ago with piano great Herbie Hancock. This weekend’s headliners include drummer Allison Miller, singer Madeline Eastman, and Brazilian jazz with Trio da Paz. The director of the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Jim Nadel, joins us to talk about the festival’s upcoming acts and about…

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