Each year at the Stanford Jazz Festival, pianist/violinist Victor Lin assembles a group of astonishingly talented jazz musicians with the purpose of interpreting a particular musical topic; and the results are consistently among the highlights of every Festival. This year’s theme is one that will resonate with nearly every human being: the songs of the great Disney films, which were written by the world’s great songwriters, such as Elton John, Alan Menken, Peggy Lee, Sammy Cahn, and many others. No matter when you were born or where in the world you grew up, you’ve got an emotional relationship with this music, and Victor’s jazz interpretations will delight and amaze you as much as he pulls at your heartstrings. A master of the piano and the violin, Victor Lin is doubly able to dazzle jazz-hungry audiences; Highlights in Jazz calls him “one of the foremost keepers of the jazz flame today.” But when Victor brings his vision for an evening of thematic improvisation, fireworks ensue. Tonight, Victor and a team of Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty interpret the songs that tell the stories of these great films.
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