Join us for an electrifying night with Grammy-winning jazz piano phenomenon Taylor Eigsti at the Stanford Jazz Festival on Thursday, August 1. Get tickets starting April 18 (earlier for SJW members) for genre-bending rhythms, dazzling melodies, unexpected twists, deep emotions, and a fresh sound that will captivate you. On the Stanford University campus.
A brilliant jazz talent just keeps getting better

Taylor Eigsti and Friends

Thursday, August 1

8:00 p.m.

Dinkelspiel Auditorium

SJW Members: $54 | Child (17 and under) & Student (w/ valid student ID card) $12

Non-members: $62 | Child (17 and under) & Student (w/ valid student ID card) $20

Ticket prices include all fees; what you see is what you pay.

Programs, personnel, venues, and pricing subject to change without notice.


Taylor Eigsti, piano
Matthew Stevens, guitar
Ben Williams, bass
Matt Wilson, drums

This performance is sponsored by Claudia Miller.

About Taylor Eigsti and Friends

“Eigsti exudes fearlessness and joy, secure in the belief that he can make music with anyone.” —Variety

Pianist Taylor Eigsti has been busier than ever since winning a Grammy for Best Instrumental Album in 2023. Having just released another new album this February called Plot Armor, Taylor is back on the road with Terence Blanchard, Lisa Fischer, Ben Wendel, and his own group. 

And no surprise. Tons of great musicians love playing with him, and thousands love listening to him. Taylor weaves together intricate melodies, rhythms that are angular yet infectious, and deep grooves into a soundscape that’s anything but predictable. You’ll hear echoes of electronica, hip-hop, rock, and even classical, all seamlessly blended into a sonic journey that will captivate you. His passion and energy are astonishing yet inviting, drawing you into the heart of his music. He’ll conjure a kaleidoscope of emotions – from playful joy to introspective reflection.

This will be a special first-time meeting of these four musicians, all of whom have a lot of independent history. Taylor will also be adding a lot of SJW faculty artists, too!

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