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Students and Faculty
Stanford Jazz Workshop’s Jazz Camp and Residency programs provide the opportunity for students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to receive personalized instruction from and interact with the finest jazz performers and educators in the country. Situated on the lush grounds of world-renowned Stanford University in the Braun Music Center, the Workshop is offered during three consecutive week-long summer sessions (Jazz Camp 1, Jazz Camp 2 and Jazz Residency). During the day, students participate in an intensive curriculum of jazz theory, musicianship and master classes, as well as receiving extensive hands-on experience playing with others in a jazz combo setting (in which they are placed based upon individual skill). At night, students are offered private lessons, as well as having the opportunity to augment their learning by attending concerts presented as part of the Stanford Jazz Festival from Sunday through Thursday.

All of the photos on this page were taken at our 2007 Jazz Camps & Residency programs, and are an illustration of the camaraderie and mutual admiration that develops between faculty and participants during their time together. Many of our students and faculty return year after year, attesting to the quality of the Stanford Jazz Workshop experience.

Spontaneous performances by groups of all shapes and sizes are around every corner at the Workshop. It's a virtual "hornucopia"! From one saxophonist to another: faculty member Lee Konitz with Grace Kelly, an up-and-coming talent who is creating quite a stir in the jazz community.
Cuban sax player Yosvany Terry, along with drummer Ndugu Chancler (on congas) lead the popular "Afro-Cuban Rhythm" workshop. Shaquille Tisdell, who first attended SJW as part of our Scholarship program, takes his upright to "new lows." He is now in his freshman year at Oberlin. Way to go Shaq! Blues singer Barbara Morrison teaches a special one-day vocal Masterclass before guesting with Ruth Davies at the Stanford Jazz Festival's "Blues Night."
One of the highlights of Jazz Residency week was the special "Duos & Trios" class. Here, bassist Eddie Gomez and saxophonist Frank Wess (at 85, our most senior faculty member) share a one-of-a-kind moment. Trumpet player Terell Stafford (who is also Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University), offers pearls of wisdom to his "RegattaBar" combo. Terell also performed at the Stanford Jazz Festival with Kenny Barron, Dayna Stephens and Matt Wilson.
One of the benefits of attending a jazz workshop is the opportunity to meet and become friendly with other players, learning together as a group! Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz considers the possibilities as he shares the bandstand with trumpeter Terell Stafford, also during the "Duos/Trios" Special.

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