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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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Madeline Eastman/Dena DeRose

Madeline Eastman
A longtime fixture at SJW where she heads the vocal program, Madeline Eastman has built her reputation as a bold and original interpreter of the jazz canon. Her unique phrasing is an identifiable marker that sets her apart and, along with her controlled delivery and seemingly effortless improvisational ability, has impressed critics far and wide. Audiences love her for her lively onstage persona and wit. Eastman was recognized by Downbeat as “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” in their Annual Critics Poll, and the Chicago Reader describes her thusly: “Eastman’s great contribution lies in the tough, contemporary edge she brings to her music. She sings for adults; she even makes you glad to be one.”

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Dena DeRose
Pianist/singer Dena De Rose has created quite a stir of late with her CD, “A Walk in the Park,” her fifth recording. Jazz Review proclaimed her a “shining talent,” saying “she’s both a genuine keyboard modernist who sings, and vice versa.” Her ability as a vocalist and pianist is winning critical raves and awards including All About Jazz’ 2003 “Jazz Artist of the Year.” Dena studied classical piano as a youngster, discovering jazz in junior high. Moving to New York in 1991, she established herself as both a performer and educator (teaching at universities both in the U.S. and abroad and joining the Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty in 1996). These days, when not touring or recording, DeRose resides during part of the year in Graz, Austria where she is the head of the Vocal Jazz Department at the University of Dramatic Arts.

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