Faculty Profiles

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    Peter Bernstein

    guitar

    A prolific sideman, Peter Bernstein has performed and recorded with the likes of Bobby Hutcherson and Diana Krall.

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    Terrence Brewer

    guitar

    Terrence Brewer is a staple on the Bay Area jazz scene and an in-demand clinician and educator.

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    Ndugu Chancler

    drums

    Ndugu Chancler has performed and recorded with Herbie Hancock, Michael Jackson, Weather Report, Frank Sinatra, and many other history-making artists.

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    Jimmy Cobb

    drums

    Legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb is an NEA Jazz Master and has performed on some of jazz’s most astounding and important records.

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    Anat Cohen

    clarinet, saxophone

    Anat Cohen is one of the most highly-regarded musicians of her generation, and a frequent collaborator of Paquito D’Rivera’s.

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    Dena DeRose

    piano, vocals

    Award-winning pianist/vocalist Dena DeRose has taught students and wowed audiences at SJW since 1996.

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    Angie Doctor

    vocals

    Grammy-nominated vocalist Angie Doctor has performed with superstars Bobby McFerrin, Sufjan Stevens, and John Zorn.

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    Madeline Eastman

    vocals

    Heading SJW’s Vocal Department for over 20 years, Downbeat Award Winner Madeline Eastman has recorded and toured all over the world.

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    Taylor Eigsti

    piano

    Taylor Eigsti is a Grammy-nominated pianist and composer whose engaging teaching and electrifying performances have been Stanford Jazz highlights since 2000.

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    Jackson FitzGerald

    guitar

    Jackson FitzGerald is a promising young educator and an SJW Jazz Mentor.

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    Ben Flocks

    flute, saxophone

    Brooklyn-based saxophonist Ben Flocks is a former Brubeck Institute Fellow, a graduate of the New School for Jazz in New York City, and an SJW alumnus and mentor.

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    Tomoko Funaki

    bass

    Tomoko is an integral part of the Bay Area jazz scene and a popular faculty member since 2010.

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    Mike Galisatus

    trumpet

    Mike Galisatus is a highly-accomplished educator as well as a prolific performer, having shared the stage with the likes of Gladys Knight and The Temptations.

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    Joe Gilman

    piano

    A beloved SJW faculty member and SJF artist for 8 years, Dr. Joe Gilman specializes in piano, theory, and combo teaching.

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    Juliet Green

    vocals

    Accomplished singer and educator Juliet Green brings her talents to SJW.

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    Dave Gregoric

    trombone

    An SJW faculty member for the past 10 years, Dave co-directs the SJW Jazz Day Camp, as well as the Jazz Studies department at the Marin School of the Arts.

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    Larry Grenadier

    bass

    A regular SJW faculty member and Festival performer, Larry Grenadier has established himself as one of the leading bassists of his generation.

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    Eric Harland

    drums

    With multiple GRAMMY nominations, in-demand drummer Eric Harland has recorded on nearly 200 projects by the age of 36.

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    Frederick Harris

    piano

    Pianist, composer, and educator Frederick Harris is an internationally acclaimed artist who has performed with such jazz luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Regina Carter, and Kurt Elling.

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    Michelle Hawkins

    vocals

    Prolific educator and performer Michelle Hawkins has led her students to numerous awards and accolades.

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    Erik Jekabson

    trumpet

    2014 will mark Bay Area trumpeter, composer, and educator Erik Jekabson’s seventh year as an SJW faculty member.

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    Ingrid Jensen

    trumpet

    Ingrid Jensen is a University of Michigan Artist-in-Residence, and is as skilled a teacher as she is a performer.

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    JJ Kirkpatrick

    trumpet

    A trumpeter who has performed with artists ranging from Tootie Heath to Beyonce, JJ Kirkpatrick is also an SJW Jazz Mentor.

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    Kasey Knudsen

    saxophone

    San-Francisco-based jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator Kasey Knusden returns to SJW.

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    Rob Kohler

    bass

    Rob Kohler is an electric and acoustic bassist, guitarist, and composer who has performed jazz, classical, and pop music all over the world.

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    Sarah Kuo

    bass

    Sarah Kuo is a rising star bassist and is the first female member of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet.

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    Jeff Lewis

    trumpet

    Master educator Jeff Wilson joins the SJW faculty for the second time.

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    Victor Lin

    piano, strings

    An veteran of the SJW faculty for over a decade, Victor Lin’s Infectious enthusiasm brings out the best in all budding jazz musicians.

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    Tupac Mantilla

    percussion

    SJW is thrilled to welcome back internationally-acclaimed Grammy nominee Tupac Mantilla, one of the most versatile and creative percussionists of his generation.

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    Wendy McCain

    vocals

    Students of longtime vocal faculty member Wendy McCain consistently place well in the National Downbeat Competition—and they have a great time studying with her, too.

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    Donny McCaslin

    saxophone

    Grammy-nominated Donny McCaslin is a member of the Dave Douglas Quintet and frequently collaborates with the likes of Brian Blade and Danilo Perez.

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    Allison Miller

    drums

    Allison Miller leads the highly-acclaimed band Boom Tic Boom and is also a Jazz Ambassador for the US State Department, as well as one of Yamaha’s top clinicians.

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    Javier Nero

    trombone

    Both a phenomenal trombonist and composer, Javier Nero is an SJW Jazz Mentor.

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    Caili O’Doherty

    piano

    A gifted humanitarian as well as a pianist, Caili O’Doherty is a member of the Global Jazz Institute and an ASCAP award winner.

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    Aaron Parks

    piano

    Aaron Parks is a Grammy-winning pianist, as well as a member of the supergroup James Farm.

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    Bennett Paster

    piano

    New York City-based keyboardist, composer, and producer Bennett Paster has performed original music at clubs, concerts, and festivals in the United States, the Caribbean, and throughout Europe.

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    Matt Penman

    bass

    Matt Penman has taught workshops around the world, and is a mainstay in the bands of John Scofield and Joe Lovano.

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    Randy Porter

    piano

    Randy Porter is a veteran SJW faculty member and has performed alongside the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, and Maria Schneider.

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    Debbie Poryes

    piano

    Hearing Monk and Miles as a teenager, Debbie fell in love with the music and decided to become a jazz pianist. She’s also a devoted teacher.

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    Joshua Redman

    saxophone

    Joshua Redman has been a dominant force on the jazz scene for the past twenty years and is regarded as one of the most influential saxophonists of this century.

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    Richard Sears

    piano

    Richard Sears is a longtime SJW faculty member and has performed with jazz giants like Joshua Redman and Chick Corea.

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    Marcus Shelby

    bass

    Known for his thoughtful and evocative compositions, Marcus Shelby is a devoted educator and a favorite on the Bay Area jazz scene.

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    Scott Sorkin

    guitar

    Local hero Scott Sorkin is beloved by his SJW students.

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    Lynn Speakman

    flute, saxophone

    Saxophonist/flutist Lynn Speakman first came to Stanford Jazz in 2006 as part of the first cohort of Jazz Mentors.

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    Andrew Speight

    saxophone

    Andrew Speight has been an integral member of the SJW faculty for over ten years.

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    Carmen Staaf

    piano

    Carmen Staaf has taught piano at schools all over the world and has been a featured soloist with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

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    Dayna Stephens

    saxophone

    Internationally-renowned saxophonist, composer, and educator Dayna Stephens returns to Stanford Jazz Workshop for his 10th consecutive year.

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    Peter Stoltzman

    piano

    An extraordinary pianist and educator, Peter Stoltzman has been involved with SJW for nearly twenty years.

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    Kristen Strom

    clarinet, flute, saxophone

    A great saxophonist and vocalist, Kristen Strom brings her tremendous enthusiasm for teaching to Jazz Camp.

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    John Sturino

    drums

    John Sturino, a talented and devoted drummer, joins the faculty as an SJW Jazz Mentor.

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    Yosvany Terry

    saxophone

    Cuban saxophonist, composer, and percussionist extraordinaire returns to SJW.

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    Josh Thurston-Milgrom

    bass

    Bass player and Bay Area native, Josh Thurston-Milgrom is a 15-year veteran of the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

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    Daniel Weidlein

    saxophone

    SJW alumnus Daniel Weidlein returns to teach the next generation of jazz musicians as an SJW Jazz Mentor.

    Malachi Whitson

    drums

    Malachi Whitson is a Brubeck Institute alumnus and a rising star on the Bay Area jazz scene.

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    Larry Willis

    piano

    Larry Willis is a renowned pianist with a strong presence in the New York jazz scene and has performed with legends like Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey.

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    Patrick Wolff

    clarinet, saxophone

    Patrick Wolff has been with SJW for 12 seasons and is a prominent member of the Bay Area jazz scene.

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    David Yamasaki

    guitar

    Guitarist, ethnomusicologist, and recording artist David Yamasaki has been with SJW since 1998.

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