Registration day schedule

Updated November 16, 2023

Your first day at Jazz Camp is packed with fun activities, performances, and classes. You’ll also get checked in, learn where to store your instrument, get a sense of the classrooms, performance venues, and dining options, and hang out and have dinner with approximately 200 other excited young jazz musicians from all around the world.

The times listed below may change, and if they do, we’ll let you know in plenty of time. For now, this will give you a good idea of what to expect on registration day.

Late arrival on registration day: If you are a dorm resident and will be arriving after 11:30 a.m. or a commuter and arriving after 1:00 p.m. on Registration Day, Sunday, July 14 or Sunday July 21,  please call our office at 650-736-0324 or e-mail us at [email protected] as far in advance as possible so we can make late arrival arrangements for you.

11:00 a.m.Check-in for dorm residents
Braun Music Center
12:00 p.m.

Check-in for all commuter studentsBraun Music Center
12:00 p.m.
Dorm resident orientation meetingDinkelspiel Auditorium
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Welcome jam sessionCampbell Recital Hall
1:15 p.mWelcome Meeting for all campersCampbell Recital Hall
2:25-5:00 p.m.

Classes, presentations, and jam sessionsBraun Music Center classrooms – see posted signs for details
5:10-5:30 p.m.Tour of facilities Braun Music Center
5:30 – 6:15 p.m.Welcome dinner for all campersTresidder Union Courtyard
6:30 p.m.Dorm resident check-inDormotories
7:30 p.m.Stanford Jazz Festival ConcertDinkelspiel Auditorium
10:00 p.m.Dorm resident check-in after the concertDormitories
10:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnightCoHo Jam with facultyStanford Coffee House (CoHo)
Registration Day events

Your first stop is to follow the signs to check in at the Registration table in front of Braun Music Center, where you’ll pick up your welcome materials and camp info.

Dorm resident check-in: Please arrive at 11:00 a.m. for registration. Please bring with your instrument and luggage.

Commuter check-in: Please arrive at 12:00 p.m. for registration. Please bring with your instrument.

Dorm Resident Orientation Meeting at 12:00 p.m.

If you’re a dorm resident, this is when you’ll meet your counselors, receive your meal cards, and go over the nightly check-in procedures and dorm policies.

Welcome Meeting for all campers, 1:15 p.m.

The Welcome Meeting is for all campers. You’ll meet faculty members, and they’ll play for you. The Jazz Camp staff will tell you about the events that will take place during the week, and go over rules and policies.

Classes, presentations, and jam sessions, 2:25 – 5:00 p.m.

You’ll then have a variety of classes, presentations, and jam sessions to attend for the rest of the afternoon — get ready to start playing!

Welcome Dinner for all campers at 5:30 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., everyone is invited to enjoy a complimentary dinner in the courtyard in the Tresidder Union Courtyard. If you’re a commuter, definitely plan to attend this fun event, and get to know some of your fellow campers a bit more.

Dorm Check-in 6:30 p.m.

After dinner, SJW counselors and staff will guide students to their dorms for check-in. Counselors will deliver luggage to the dorms.

Sunday evening Stanford Jazz Festival concert 

At 7:30, everyone heads to the Stanford Jazz Festival concert! These are open to the public, ticketed events — and you’ve already got a reserved seat! The Stanford Jazz Festival concerts will feature some of the best jazz artists in the world, many of whom will be your teachers during the week.

Parents and guardians who want to attend this Sunday evening concert or others during the week with their camper may purchase tickets in advance, or at the door. Parents wishing to sit next to their camper should email us at [email protected].

Parents and families

If your parents bring you to Jazz Camp, they’re welcome to talk to staff and visit the information table in Campbell Courtyard, but there will not be room for them to attend your Sunday classes and activities. Once you’ve checked in at the registration table, confirmed that everything is in order with your account, and received your Welcome materials, your parents are free to leave.

If you’re a commuter, you can arrange to meet up with your parents after the welcome dinner (which ends at 6:30 p.m.) or after the Stanford Jazz Festival concert (which ends around 9:00 p.m.)

Need lunch or coffee on Registration Day?

Right across White Plaza from the Braun Music Center is the Tresidder Memorial Union, where you’ll find popular eateries, including Coho, the Union Square Food Court, Subway, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, and Treehouse.