Stanford Jazz creates Bobby Hutcherson Scholarship

Following an electrifying performance that had his longtime fans ranking it among the best they’d seen from him in some time, Bobby Hutcherson was honored by Stanford Jazz Workshop Founder and Artistic and Executive Director Jim Nadel with the announcement of the Bobby Hutcherson Scholarship. The great vibraphonist and composer — joined in his Stanford Jazz Festival performance by legendary organist Joey DeFrancesco, guitarist Paul Bollenback, and Bobby’s son, Barry Hutcherson, on drums — was visibly moved by the presentation of an award commemorating the creation of the scholarship, and spoke to the audience about the importance of encouraging young jazz artists, as well as the role that the audience itself plays in the creation of a jazz performance.

The Bobby Hutcherson Scholarship will be awarded to selected, deserving young jazz musicians to enable them to attend the Stanford Jazz Camp or Jazz Residency, held on the campus of Stanford University each summer.

For more information about the Stanford Jazz Camp and Jazz Residency,please click here.