Entries by Michael Kelly

Win tickets to Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes this Saturday, July 9

Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes are two of the best jazz pianists in the world. And they’re married. So when they decided to perform together at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, they had a tough compromise to make: Who was bringing the rhythm section? Bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash are the beneficiaries of this […]

SJW iPhone app now available

Keep up with the Stanford Jazz Festival, Jazz Camp, and Jazz Residency on the go! This app is a guide to the Stanford Jazz Workshop’s summer Jazz Festival and related activities, such as Jazz Camps, Summer Classes and Special Events. It contains comprehensive information about all of the festival’s concerts, artists, venues, sponsors and ticketing, […]

SF Chronicle interviews Andrew Speight in Sunday Datebook

Of the music of Charlie Parker, Andrew Speight told Chronicle writer Lee Hildebrand that “It had all the precision and beauty of Bach or Mozart.” The fascinating article delves deep into Andrew’s upbringing in a jazz-focused family in Australia, and is available in today’s Sunday San Francisco Chronicle, or you can read it online by […]

Study songwriting at SJW

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Rebecca Martin returns to SJW this summer to lead an expanded program for aspiring songwriters. Taking place during Jazz Residency (July 31 – August 5), the SJW Songwriting Program offers students an opportunity to become immersed in the craft of creating and performing original songs with Rebecca and two additional rising stars of […]

2011 official Festival lineup released

Alright, jazz fans, here’s the part you’ve been waiting for: The official lineup for the 2011 Stanford Jazz Festival, June 24 – August 6. Tickets go on sale on May 2! All events on the Stanford campus at Dinkelspiel Auditorium or Campbell Recital Hall. Opening Night 6/24 | Allen Toussaint | 8 p.m. Dinkelspiel 6/25 […]

SJW announces 2011 Jazz Festival

Providing an intimate interaction of jazz and community found nowhere else, the Stanford Jazz Festival is pleased to announce the lineup of its 40th season. Beginning on June 24 with Grammy®-winning, New Orleans-based living legend Allen Toussaint (at right), presenting rare appearances by the great Brazilian songwriter and singer Milton Nascimento, and winding up in […]

Powerhouse Jazz String Faculty at 2011 Jazz Residency

Where can adult string players go to get a summer jazz immersion experience? Stanford Jazz Workshop’s Jazz Residency! The violin, viola, and cello faculty for 2011 is an all-star lineup, including Jenny Scheinman, Dana Leong, and Victor Lin. All three are at the top of the jazz string world, and—not coincidentally—they all are alumni of […]

Jazz guitar superstars at SJW Jazz Residency

SJW’s Jazz Residency (July 31 – August 5) is always a great place to come to improve your guitar chops, get a lot of playing time, and hang out and have fun with other jazz guitarists. This summer SJW has an excpetional guitar faculty lined up for Jazz Residency: genre-buster Bill Frisell, accompanist to the […]

Faculty lineup takes shape for 2011

Jazz Campers and Residency participants know how fun being at SJW’s summer programs can be. But SJW has a huge reputation among jazz educators as well, which is why the top artists and educators clamor for faculty positions. Peter Stoltzman, who is returning to SJW as the Jazz Camp Faculty Director, explains the excitement of […]

Campana Jazz Festival participants win SJW scholarships

SJW was treated to a day of fantastic performances at the 36th annual Campana Jazz Festival in Pleasanton earlier this month. Dozens of middle school and high school jazz bands, combos, and choirs came from northern California to compete on the accommodating campus of Amador Valley High School, and to take advantage of the educational […]