Dianne Reeves with Quintet and Orchestra / SJW 50th Anniversary Band

Incredible live jazz, a lovely summer’s evening in the open air, and friends sharing food and wine — what could be better? Join us at Frost Amphitheater as we close the 2022 Festival and the historic 50th Anniversary Stanford Jazz Workshop season with a double bill to die for: vocal legend and NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves, fronting both a quintet and full jazz orchestra; and, opening the show, a one-time-only all-star band of today’s finest instrumentalists. Bring a meal from home to enjoy with family and friends, and purchase snacks, fine wines, and other beverages at the venue. VIP reserved table/dinner packages are also available. Scroll down for artist info, and click here for food and beverage details.

Saturday, July 30

7:30 p.m.

Frost Amphitheater

SJW MEMBER: $34/$59/$79/$134/Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $25

NON-MEMBER: $40/$65/$85/$140/Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $30 students

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

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


Dianne Reeves, vocals
Peter Martin, piano
Romero Lubambo, guitar
Rueben Rogers, bass
Terreon Gully, drums

Vince Mendoza, orchestra conductor and arranger

SJW 50th Anniversary Band

Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet
Eric Harland, drums
Joshua Redman, saxophone
Larry Grenadier, bass
Taylor Eigsti, piano
Yosvany Terry, saxophone

Sponsored by Nicola Miner and Robert Mailer Anderson and the Stanford Jazz Workshop Board of Directors.

About Dianne Reeves

“She has one of the most powerful, purposeful, and accurate voices of this or any time.” — Wynton Marsalis

With her vocal prowess, it’s no surprise that Dianne Reeves has received five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album, an honorary doctorate of music from Julliard, and was named a 2018 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master – the highest honor the United States bestows on jazz artists. The albums in her Blue Note discography are among the finest jazz vocal albums every made, featuring side players who are all giants in their own rights — Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, and many others. To close this special 50th Anniversary concert, Dianne will be accompanied by her quintet and by a full orchestra conducted by multi-Grammy winner Vince Mendoza.

About the SJW 50th Anniversary Band

The SJW 50th Anniversary Band is truly a superband of musicians who have shaped the sound of jazz in recent decades. The astonishing artists of this ensemble share two things in common: astonishing mastery of their instruments and (for all but one) the experience of being SJW campers as teenagers. Now they’re going to be raising a glass — and their horns and voices — to celebrate 50 years of the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

Ticketing for this special outdoor concert is provided by our co-presenters, Stanford Live.

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