Entries by Ernie Rideout

SJW Welcomes Development Director Mark Hernandez

“Live music means togetherness and a way to be in the world,” remarks Mark Hernandez. “I know this in my bones, having spent decades as a performer, teaching artist, community organizer, and fundraiser. Today, more than ever, we need live music. I want to do my part.” In his career, Mark has worked for organizations […]

Albert “Tootie” Heath, 1935 – 2024

  By Jim Nadel, SJW Founder and Director Emeritus Photo by Mars Breslow   For 28 years SJW was incredibly fortunate to have Tootie Heath around to teach and play music and to hang out at our summer workshops. He gave us so much, both on and off the stage. He had a hugely positive […]

Join us for our CoHo Jams!

SJW’s Monday Night Jams at the Stanford Coffee House are legendary jazz events. Not only has jazz history been made on the CoHo stage, but generations of young jazz musicians have had great times playing there. You can, too! Even if you just want to hear great jazz while having a tasty beverage and delicious […]