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 artists in the world. The deadline is March 24, and there are several items that must be prepared prior to that. The time to act is now; here’s what you have to do:
  • Parent or legal guardian should create an SJW account online; click here to go to the account setup page.
  • Register for the program you wish to attend.
  • Select the financial aid option you wish.
  • Submit a $25 non-refundable application fee and a deposit of $100. The deposit will be refunded if the student is unable to attend due to not receiving sufficient financial assistance.
Once your registration is processed, we’ll follow up with a confirmation email that includes a supplement that must be completed and returned by March 24. The supplement will include the following, but feel free to get a head start by downloading and completing these tasks if you can:
  • Student essay: Download a Word document template here.
  • Letter of recommendation from your music instructor: Download a Word document template here.
  • Proof of current financial situation; to be completed by the parent. When you submit the financial aid supplement, we ask you to include a copy of the first page of your most recent 1040 Federal Tax return, along with W2s, 1099s and/or other relevant documentation and information. You may write us a letter explaining your financial situation if you do not have access to these materials or if you feel they do not reflect your current situation.
All financial aid applications and all supplemental materials must be received by March 24, 2014. Click here for more information.

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, and more.

Financial aid is available for students aged 17 and under. Please have your students apply soon, though, as the deadline for financial aid applications is March 24, 2014. For more information on financial aid, click here.

For middle school students, our Jazz Day Camp begins on Monday, July 14, runs through Friday, July 18, and features Grammy-winning jazz violinist Mads Tolling as our string program director.  This program has no on-campus overnight accommodations; it’s a day camp only. Click here for more information.

High school students and advanced middle schoolers can attend either or both weeks of Jazz Camp (July 20-25 and July 27 – August 1), where acclaimed performer and educator Victor Lin directs the string program in a fun, supportive environment. Students reside in convenient Stanford University dorm housing and attend the nightly performances at the Stanford Jazz Festival.  Click here for more information.

For college students, music educators, adult amateurs, and professionals, the Jazz Institute (August 3 – August 8) provides an immersive experience in which string players can learn from both Mads Tolling and Victor Lin, while also studying with other great artists such as Larry Grenadier, Fred Hersch, George Cables, Chick Corea, Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, and many more. This program is open to advanced high school musicians aged 17 or under by audition only.  Click here for more information.

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 discipline.

Enrollment is open by audition only to any middle school musician currently enrolled in the music program at their school, within driving distance of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Click here for the details of the program.

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: David Hart
  • Trombone: Dave Gregoric
  • Drums: Ndugu Chancler, Tootie Heath
  • Percussion: Tupac Mantilla
  • Piano: Jeb Patton, Taylor Eigsti, Bennett Paster Joe Gilman, Victor Lin
  • Voice: Sandy Cressman, Wendy McCain
  • Bass: Josh Thurston-Milgrom, Rob Kohler
  • Guitar: Dave Yamasaki, Scott Sorkin
  • Strings: Victor Lin

Jazz Institute

  • Special presentation: Chick Corea
  • Piano: Fred Hersch, George Cables, Taylor Eigsti, Dena DeRose, Benett Paster, Victor Lin
  • Drums: Peter Erskine, Jeff Ballard
  • Percussion: Tupac Mantilla
  • Guitar: Julian Lage
  • Bass: Larry Grenadier, Josh Thurston-Milgrom, Rob Kohler, David Wong
  • Sax: Jimmy Heath, Mark Turner, Dayna Stephens, Patrick Wolff
  • Trumpet: Jeremy Pelt
  • Voice: Madeline Eastman, Dena DeRose

Songwriting @ SJW

  • Cliff Goldmacher
  • Bonnie Hayes

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 jam with peers
  • Songwriting @ SJW, led by two renowned songwriting experts, Bonnie Hayes and Cliff Goldmache

Parents often ask us which SJW program is best for their children, so we’ve created this handy comparison chart to help make it easy to choose.

Want to have a virtual jazz immersion experience before you decide? Watch our video series for Jazz Camp and for Jazz Institute.

Financial aid is available for students aged 12 – 17, and application materials are due no later than March 24, 2013. Find out more here.

Register before February 1 to receive the $50 Early Bird discount toward tuition for Jazz Day Camp, Jazz Camp, Jazz Institute, and Songwriting @ SJW!

If you have any questions about registration, please email us at [email protected] or call 650-726-0324, extension 303.

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 Trios

  • Jazz Institute participants are listed alphabetically by last name
  • The center column indicates combos that rehearse in the early afternoon, which are known as “early combos”
  • The right column indicates combos that rehearse in the late afternoon, which are known as “late combos”
  • The numbers indicate the order in which the combos perform on a particular stage:
  • If your combo or trio is indicated as “05”, that means they will be the fifth to perform.
  • Performances begin at 7 p.m. in Dinkelspiel, Campbell, Braun Rehearsal Hall, and CoHo.
  • Each performance takes approximately 10 minutes, so a combo slated to perform fifth on the Dinkelspiel stage would begin at 7:40 p.m.
  • A combo slated to perform fourth in the CoHo would begin at  approximately 7:30 p.m.

Download the Combos and Trios schedule here.

For Vocalists and Piano Trios in Braun

  • Performances begin at 7 p.m. in Braun Rehearsal Hall, Room 110.
  • Vocalists and Piano Trio performances are listed in order; order number is indicated to the left of their name.
  • Vocal and Piano Trio performances take approximately 5 minutes, so a Jazz Institute musician slated to perform fourth in Braun Rehearsal Hall, Room 110, would begin at approximately 7:15.

Download the Vocalists and Piano Trios in Braun schedule here.

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 name
  • The center column indicates combos that rehearse in the early afternoon, which are known as “early combos”
  • The right column indicates combos that rehearse in the late afternoon, which are known as “late combos”
  • Vocalists will perform in Braun Rehearsal Hall, Room 110, and their performance order is indicated in the center column

The numbers indicate the order in which the combos perform on a particular stage:

  • If your combo or vocalist is indicated as “05”, that means they will be the fifth to perform.
  • Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Dinkelspiel, Campbell, and Braun Rehearsal Hall; performances on the Outdoor Stage begin at 6 p.m.
  • Each performance takes approximately 10 minutes, so a combo slated to perform fifth on the Dinkelspiel stage would begin at 7:50 p.m.
  • A combo slated to perform eighth on the Outdoor stage would begin at  7:10 p.m.
  • Vocal performances take approximately 5 minutes, so a vocalist slated to perform fourth in Braun Rehearsal Hall, Romm 110, would begin at approximately 7:15.

Download a PDF of the schedule by clicking here! 

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 13: Early Bird Jazz for Kids: Jim Nadel and Friends

Adult tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets for kids under 18 are free!   Get tickets for adults and kids online at stanfordjazz.org or call 650-725-2787. Both shows are in Dinkelspiel Auditorium, across the plaza from Tresidder Student Union, on the Stanford University campus. Get tickets soon, as these shows are likely to sell out! More info here: stanfordjazz.org/pdfs/SJW_Early_Bird_Jazz_2013.pdf

2013 SJW app ready for download

Now available for iOS, Android, and other mobile devices, the Stanford Jazz app gives you instant access to Jazz Festival tickets, Jazz Camp updates, SJW videos, and more! With the app you can:

  • purchase tickets to the Stanford Jazz Festival
  • get updates and alerts about Jazz Camp and Jazz Residency activities
  • get directions to Stanford Jazz venues
  • get special ticket offers
  • alerts of ticket availablity for sold-out shows

To get the app, just point your gizmo’s browser to stanfordjazz.org, and you’ll be prompted to download the appropriate app for your phone or mobile device. Find out more by clicking on the links below.

Get the Stanford Jazz Workshop app for iOS.

Get the Stanford Jazz Workshop app for Android.

Go to the Stanford Jazz Workshop mobile site.

2013 Stanford Jazz Festival tickets on sale now

Call the Stanford Ticket Office at 650-725-2787 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 12 noon – 4 p.m. on Saturday to purchase tickets to the 2013 Stanford Jazz Festival.

With 32 performances by some of the world’s greatest jazz artists, the Stanford Jazz Festival offers you a summer of excitement. For details on all of the performers, including links to videos of performances, click here.