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Jazz Inside Out with Jim Nadel and Friends

Friday, June 23

7:30 p.m.

Campbell Recital Hall


NON-MEMBER: $20 | Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $12

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

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


Jim Nadel, alto saxophone
Natalie Cressman, trombone
Skylar Tang, trumpet
Daiki Nakajima, tenor saxophone & flute
Glen Pearson, piano
Gary Brown, bass
Sylvia Cuenca, drums

Sponsored by Wayne De Jong and Elizabeth Erdos.

About Jim Nadel and Jazz Inside Out

“I consider Jim Nadel the No. 1 advocate for [jazz]. He’s one of the keepers of the flame in the West.” — Jimmy Heath

If jazz seems confusing to you, let SJW Founder and Artistic Director Jim Nadel open the hood to show you how simple and fun it really is. In this show full of exciting music as well as enlightening commentary, Jim leads a band of top-notch players to help illustrate his good humored introduction into the elements of the art form. You’ll learn how jazz musicians silently communicate with each other to shape the sound of the music and to support the structure of improvised solos. How does the drummer know when to start and stop soloing? Why don’t the musicians need sheet music? Jim doesn’t just talk about jazz — he turns it inside-out, so you’ll have a deeper appreciation of the music you’ll hear all summer long at the Stanford Jazz Festival.