Entries by Michael Kelly

Khalil Shaheed, 1949-2012, a tribute by John Santos

I cannot begin to express my sadness around the passing of Brother Khalil Shaheed so soon. It leaves a gaping hole in our extended Oakland community, as well as in my heart. He was a wonderful friend, colleague, father, mentor, and human being — a grand soul. Khalil Shaheed (born Tommy Hall on 1/19/49) came […]

Jazz Residency: New video shows you what it’s like

Been wondering what our adult jazz immersion camp is like? Jazz Residency offers a week-long intensive interaction with jazz legends, top professionals, gifted educators, and motivated students from around the world. The curriculum includes master classes, small ensemble playing, and performance opportunities, as well as theory, musicianship, arranging, Afro-Latin jazz and jazz history instruction. Jazz […]

Scott Hamilton & Friends 2/24

The Stanford Jazz Festival is pleased to present a performance of tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton on Friday, February 24, at Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the campus of Stanford University. In this special performance, Scott not only teams up with his local favorite co-stars in the Larry Vuckovich Trio, he expands his usual quartet format to include […]

Jazz Camp registration now open

Sign up now for 2012 Stanford Jazz Workshop summer jazz immersion programs and evening classes! Jazz Camp is for musicians aged 12 – 17, and provides a fun, encouraging environment in which to explore jazz improvisation and to make lots of new friends. Week 1: July 15 – July 20. Week 2: July 22 – […]

SJF alumna up for GRAMMY® on The Mosaic Project

Several Stanford Jazz Festival artists are up for GRAMMY® awards for their participation on Terri Lyne Carrington’s new CD, The Mosaic Project, on Concord Records. SJF alumna on the disc include pianist Geri Allen, trumpeter/flugelhorn player Ingrid Jensen, vocalist Gretchen Parlato, and clarinetist/saxophonist Anat Cohen, all of whom contributed beautiful parts to the fascinating arrangements […]

Stanford Jazz Festival artists get GRAMMY® nominations

Congratulations to jazz pianists Fred Hersch and Gerald Clayton, who each have albums nominated for GRAMMY® awards in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category. In addition to the nomination for Alone at the Vanguard, Fred has been nominated for Best Jazz Solo for his solo on “Work,” also from Alone at the Vanguard. Gerald’s CD […]

SJW alumni at the GRAMMIES®

We’re thrilled to learn that several alumni of Stanford Jazz Camp and Jazz Residency have been selected to participate in this year’s Grammy® Camp Jazz Session ensembles. During the week-long program, participants will perform at events related to the 54th annual Grammy® Awards in Los Angeles, under the direction of Justin DiCioccio of the Manhattan […]

2012 Camp & Classes dates now set

Mark your calendars, the dates for the 2012 Jazz Camp, Jazz Residency, and Evening Summer Classes have been announced: Evening Summer Classes: June 18 – July 13 Jazz Camp, Week 1: July 15 – July 20 Jazz Camp, Week 2: July 22 – July 27 Jazz Residency, Week 3: July 29 – August 3 Online […]

Bird with Strings airs this Sunday on KCSM

One of the highlights of the 2011 Stanford Jazz Festival wasBird with Strings on July 16, which featured SJW faculty member Andrew Speight on alto saxophone, the Alexander String Quartet with guests, and a killin’ rhythm section. They performed arrangements written for Charlie Parker and strings by the best arrangers in jazz; performing these arrangements […]

Download the Jazz Residency Concert Roster here

Tonight’s the night! Everyone is excited for the big show at Jazz Residency this evening. The Concert Roster lets you quickly find your Resident (or Residents), and the location of their perfomance (or performances). You can download it by clicking on this link! The Concert Roster lists all performers: alphabetically with the name of the […]