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Stanford Jazz Festival tickets now on sale/by Michael Kelly
Tickets to the 2014 Stanford Jazz Festival go on sale today! You can purchase tickets on the phone by calling 650-725-2787, or online atstanfordjazzfestival.org. The lineup for the 2014 Stanford Jazz Festival is fantastic, including living jazz legends such as Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Jack Dejohnette, Kenny Burrell, Peter Erskine, Fred Hersch, John Pizzarelli, and […]
You can help us grow/by Michael Kelly
At Stanford Jazz Workshop, we are not just teaching music. We are shaping lives and creating opportunities for our students to learn critical skills that will help them succeed well beyond their time with us at SJW. We can’t do this work without you. As an SJW supporter, you provide vital support that enables us […]
Registration for spring and summer programs now open/by Michael Kelly
You can now register for our spring and summer jazz immersion programs! Don’t forget to register by February 1, 2015 to receive the $50 Early Bird discount. Need help deciding which program is right for you or your child? Visit the links below to read about each program. Giant Steps Day Camp for middle school students […]
Schedule your audition for the SJW Giant Steps Big Band now/by Michael Kelly
Thanks to your support, last year’s Giant Steps Big Band for Middle School was a huge success, so much so that this Fall we’re offering two after-school big bands. Giant Steps Big Band North will rehearse Wednesdays at Carlmont High School, and will be directed by Mike Galisatus, of the College of San Mateo. Giant […]
Kenny Burrell shines at Stanford Jazz with new quartet/by Michael Kelly
We have been privileged this past week to have Kenny Burrell on our faculty at Jazz Institute! He delivered a series of invigorating masterclasses on guitar performance as well as the music of Duke Ellington. On Monday he performed at the Stanford Jazz Festival, first as a duo with masterful pianist Fred Hersch, and then […]
Jazz Camp Week 2 Showcase schedule and other info/by Michael Kelly
Tonight’s the night! The Jazz Camp Week 3 Showcase will feature nearly 200 rising stars of jazz performing on four stages. How do you find out who is performing on which stage at which time? Download the Jazz Camp Showcase schedule here, then read below to find out how to interpret the schedule. Here’s how […]
Master percussionist Tupac Mantilla launches new World Percussion program at Jazz Institute/by Michael Kelly
World percussionist Tupac Mantilla returns to the 2014 SJW Jazz Institute to launch the new World Percussion @ SJW program, an intensive week of percussion study for all musicians interested in making music with drums, hand percussion, mallet instruments, body percussion, and found instruments. In collaboration with Tupac’s percussion organization Percuaction, we’re excited to present […]
2014 – 2015 SJW Jazz Mentors Announced/by Michael Kelly
We are thrilled to announce our new SJW Jazz Mentors for the 2014 – 2015 seasons: Antonio Madruga, piano Daniel Weidlein, saxophone Jackson FitzGerald, guitar Raviv Markovitz, bass Javier Nero, trombone JJ Kirkpatrick, trumpet John Sturino, drums This group represents some of the best and brightest emerging artists and jazz educators. Selected from a highly […]
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