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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Jimmy Cobb Quartet featuring Kenny Barron
Drummer Jimmy Cobb played on what some consider to be the definitive jazz recording, Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue,” spending five years in his band. From Washington D.C., Cobb built his reputation as an accompanist in the 1950’s, working with artists such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderly and Earl Bostic, with whom he made his first recordings. Cobb joined Miles in 1957, playing on albums not only with Davis, but with John Coltrane as well (including the “Giant Steps” sessions). Subsequently, Jimmy, along with pianist Wynton Kelly and bassist Paul Chambers, left Miles’ band and worked as a trio behind Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and J.J. Johnson. Cobb then joined Sarah Vaughan, touring with her throughout the 1970’s. Mostly self taught, Cobb is a consummate team player and peerless timekeeper, who is all about the big picture—making the music swing.

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