This weekend: Taylor Eigsti and Dayna Stephens

SJW faculty artists and alumni Taylor Eigsti and Dayna Stephens are presenting the following two special shows this weekend, which also feature Stanford Jazz Festival artists Harish Raghavan on bass and Eric Harland on drums.
  • Who: The Young Jazz Stars of New York
  • When: Saturday, February 16, 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Woodside Priory School, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley
  • Price: $35 adults, $30 PAJA members, $15 students
  • Info:, 650-345-9543, [email protected]
Taylor, Dayna, Harish, and Eric perform to honor the memory of music patron Chuck Huggins and pay tribute to the late jazz icon Dave Brubeck. Produced by Dr. Herb Wong for Palo Alto Jazz Alliance and Palo Alto Adult School, and co-sponsored by KCSM FM 91.1.
  • Who: Benefit concert for Dayna Stephens, featuring the Taylor Eigsti Trio and the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet
  • When: Sunday, February 17, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland
  • Price: $25; other donation levels to benefit Dayna Stephens
  • Info:
Dayna Stephens has been a beloved member of the SJW family for many years. A first-rate saxophonist, composer, and educator, Dayna has a rare kidney disease that urgently requires him to obtain a transplant. His current and future medical bills are a daunting obstacle, and this performance gives you a rare chance to hear Dayna’s artistry and to help defray the costs of his treatment. All donations go directly to Dayna via the Jazz Foundation of America.