Entries by Michael Kelly

SJW Members get the best seats first!

Stanford Jazz Workshop members enjoy real benefits and support America’s indigenous art form. Join SJW to cultivate the next generation of jazz musicians and music lovers while celebrating the best artists of today! Your support of Stanford Jazz Workshop educational programs and the Stanford Jazz Festival helps build and maintain a vital jazz community. CLICK […]

Register now for our adult jazz programs

Get that horn out of the closet, dust off your jazz guitar, and sign up for one (or more!) of our Evening Jazz Classes. These classes are sure to take your jazz chops to the next level, whether you’ve been playing over chord changes for years or if you’re a classical musician interested in improvising. […]

Jazz Camp financial aid deadline looming: March 24

Financial aid is still available for youth aged 17 and under for Jazz Day Camp, Jazz Camp, and Jazz Institute. In 2013, we distributed over $100,000 in financial aid for underserved youth, which enabled nearly 100 deserving and talented young jazz musicians to immerse themselves in the study of jazz with some of the leading […]

Jazz strings this summer at SJW

This summer at the Stanford Jazz Workshop we’re pleased to offer a fantastic opportunity for string players of all ages to study jazz in a friendly and stimulating environment on the Stanford University campus. SJW specializes in helping classically-trained musicians learn the creative art of improvisation through small ensemble performance, jazz theory instruction, master classes, […]

New after-school program for middle schoolers in Belmont

We’re very excited to announce the launch of a new after-school program for middle school musicians: the SJW Giant Steps Middle School Band. Directed by Dave Gregoric, and assisted by Steven Lugerner, David Hart, and Joshua Thurston-Milgrom, this fun big band focuses on developing improvisational skills, mastering jazz styles and articulations, and instilling good practice […]

2014 SJW faculty announced

We’re pleased to announce the premilinary lineup for the 2014 Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty. We’re adding new faculty members every day, so please check our faculty page for detailed profiles and new additions.  Jazz Day Camp Kristen Strom (saxophone) Dave Gregoric (trombone) Josh Thurston-Milgrom (bass) Jazz Camp Sax: Jimmy Heath, Kristen Strom, Lynn Speakman Trumpet: […]

Registration for 2014 SJW jazz immersion programs now open

Online registration is now open for all of our summer jazz immersion programs, including: Jazz Day Camp, our five-day program for middle school musicians directed by Dave Gregoric and Kristen Strom Jazz Camp, our popular immersion camp for teens Jazz Institute, where adults and advanced young jazz musicians get to learn with jazz greats and […]

The Jazz Institute Showcase schedule now available

Tonight’s the night! The Jazz Institute Showcase will feature almost 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 Institute Showcase schedules for Combos and Trios and for Vocalists and Piano Trios in Braun below. For Combos and […]

Jazz Camp Week 2 Showcase schedule now available

Tonight’s the night! The Jazz Camp Week 2 Showcase will feature 230 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 below. Here’s how the schedule is organized: Jazz Camp participants are listed alphabetically by last […]

Early Bird Jazz for Kids, On Sale Now

Bring the whole family and enjoy two mornings of jazz for kids! • Meet all the instruments • Dance to the rhythms • Sing along with some swingin’ songs • Instrument petting zoo on July 13! SHOW DETAILS AND TICKETS HERE: June 29: Early Bird Jazz for Kids with Doug Goodkin and the Pentatonics July […]