New after-school program for middle schoolers in Belmont

We’re very excited to announce the launch of a new after-school program for middle school musicians: the SJW Giant Steps Middle School Band.

Directed by Dave Gregoric, and assisted by Steven Lugerner, David Hart, and Joshua Thurston-Milgrom, this fun big band focuses on developing improvisational skills, mastering jazz styles and articulations, and instilling good practice discipline.

Enrollment is open by audition only to any middle school musician currently enrolled in the music program at their school, within driving distance of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Click here for the details of the program.

2014 SJW faculty announced

We’re pleased to announce the premilinary lineup for the 2014 Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty. We’re adding new faculty members every day, so please check our faculty page for detailed profiles and new additions. 

Jazz Day Camp

  • Kristen Strom (saxophone)
  • Dave Gregoric (trombone)
  • Josh Thurston-Milgrom (bass)

Jazz Camp

  • Sax: Jimmy Heath, Kristen Strom, Lynn Speakman
  • Trumpet: David Hart
  • Trombone: Dave Gregoric
  • Drums: Ndugu Chancler, Tootie Heath
  • Percussion: Tupac Mantilla
  • Piano: Jeb Patton, Taylor Eigsti, Bennett Paster Joe Gilman, Victor Lin
  • Voice: Sandy Cressman, Wendy McCain
  • Bass: Josh Thurston-Milgrom, Rob Kohler
  • Guitar: Dave Yamasaki, Scott Sorkin
  • Strings: Victor Lin

Jazz Institute

  • Special presentation: Chick Corea
  • Piano: Fred Hersch, George Cables, Taylor Eigsti, Dena DeRose, Benett Paster, Victor Lin
  • Drums: Peter Erskine, Jeff Ballard
  • Percussion: Tupac Mantilla
  • Guitar: Julian Lage
  • Bass: Larry Grenadier, Josh Thurston-Milgrom, Rob Kohler, David Wong
  • Sax: Jimmy Heath, Mark Turner, Dayna Stephens, Patrick Wolff
  • Trumpet: Jeremy Pelt
  • Voice: Madeline Eastman, Dena DeRose

Songwriting @ SJW

  • Cliff Goldmacher
  • Bonnie Hayes

Registration for 2014 SJW jazz immersion programs now open

Online registration is now open for all of our summer jazz immersion programs, including:

  • Jazz Day Camp, our five-day program for middle school musicians directed by Dave Gregoric and Kristen Strom
  • Jazz Camp, our popular immersion camp for teens
  • Jazz Institute, where adults and advanced young jazz musicians get to learn with jazz greats and jam with peers
  • Songwriting @ SJW, led by two renowned songwriting experts, Bonnie Hayes and Cliff Goldmache

Parents often ask us which SJW program is best for their children, so we’ve created this handy comparison chart to help make it easy to choose.

Want to have a virtual jazz immersion experience before you decide? Watch our video series for Jazz Camp and for Jazz Institute.

Financial aid is available for students aged 12 – 17, and application materials are due no later than March 24, 2013. Find out more here.

Register before February 1 to receive the $50 Early Bird discount toward tuition for Jazz Day Camp, Jazz Camp, Jazz Institute, and Songwriting @ SJW!

If you have any questions about registration, please email us at [email protected] or call 650-726-0324, extension 303.