Stanford Jazz Workshop

SJW Artists

Peter Apfelbaum Sextet
Kenny Barron / Terrell Stafford / Dayna Stephens / Matt Wilson
Alan Broadbent Trio
Jimmy Cobb Quartet featuring Kenny Barron
Ruth Davies Blues Night featuring Barbara Morrison
Basie and Beyond: Jamie Davis and the Fred Barry Jazz Orchestra
Sasha Dobson Trio
Lou Donaldson Quartet
Madeline Eastman / Dena DeRose
Taylor Eigsti / Julian Lage Group
Eddie Gomez Trio / Frank Wess Quartet
Wycliffe Gordon Presents the Jazz Mentors
Wycliffe Gordon Quartet featuring Matt Wilson
Albert "Tootie" Heath
Jimmy Heath
Bobby Hutcherson
Nancy King
Lee Konitz
Maria Marquez Quintet
Jeb Patton Trio featuring Tootie Heath
Nicholas Payton Quintet
Kurt Rosenwinkel Group
John Santos Quintet
The Latin Side of the Great American Songbook with Peggy Stern
(New) Standards Night wtih Peter Stoltzman
Patrick Wolff Trio

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Kenny Barron / Terrell Stafford / Dayna Stephens / Matt Wilson

Kenny Barron
Hired by Dizzy Gillespie at 19, pianist Kenny Barron’s career highlights include stints in Yusef Lateef’s band, recording and collaborating with Stan Getz and nine Grammy nominations, including two for his recordings with Charlie Haden. Described by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the top jazz pianists in the world,” Barron is known for his elegant phrasing and deft touch and has won numerous polls in Downbeat, Jazz Times & Jazziz magazines year after year. Barron was a Professor of Music at Rutgers University from 1973 until 2000.

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Terrell Stafford
Currently Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University, trumpet player Terrell Stafford is best known for his work with the Clayton Brothers and Bobby Watson’s ensemble, Horizon (with whom he played with while still a student at Rutgers University). Subsequently, he became a member of McCoy Tyner’s Latin All-Star Band, leading to dates with Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Frank Wess and Herbie Mann. Stafford is also a clinician for the Vail Foundation and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington program.

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Dayna Stephens
Saxophonist Dayna Stephens attended Berklee College of Music on full scholarship, and was chosen by Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard and Wayne Shorter for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at USC. Since graduation, Stephens’ resume has grown rapidly, playing with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Roy Hargrove and Carlos Santana, among many others. He released his first CD as leader, “The Timeless Now,” in May featuring guest artists John Scofield and Taylor Eigsti. Dayna has been on the Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty for the past five years.

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Matt Wilson
The New York Times said of drummer Matt Wilson (with whom Terell Stafford plays in Wilson’s “Arts and Crafts” band), “audiences love Matt Wilson, easily one of the best drummers of his generation.” Winner of Downbeat’s Rising Star Award in the drummer category for the past four years, Matt’s 1996 debut as leader with a group that included saxophonist Dewey Redman established him as a person of interest to critics and fans. His engaging personality imbues his performances with style and verve.

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