The next generation

SJW Mentor Fellows / Bennett Paster Trio

Sunday, July 23

7:30 p.m.

Dinkelspiel Auditorium

SJW MEMBER: $35 premium | $25 reserved | Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $10

NON-MEMBER: $43 premium | $33 reserved | Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $18

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

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


SJW Mentor Fellows
Anisha Rush, sax
Andrew Stephens, trumpet
Kilan Thorns, trombone
Jhoely Garay, guitar
Jenny Xu, piano
Hannah Marks, bass
Zach Adleman, drums

Bennett Paster Trio
Bennett Paster, piano
Josh Thurston-Milgrom, bass
Michael Mitchell, drums

About the SJW Mentor Fellows and Bennett Paster

“[Bennett Paster is] a very fine keyboardist and pianist . . . immense talents.” — Hot House Magazine

Many of the world’s great jazz artists got their start in SJW’s Mentor Fellowship program, and as you’ll hear, the current cohort of Mentor Fellows sounds extremely promising in their own set on this double bill. 

For over 30 years, pianist and composer Bennett Paster has been involved with SJW as a faculty member, a Festival artist, and a few years before that, as a camper at Jazz Camp. He’s mentored hundreds of young artists and worked directly with dozens of the world’s greatest jazz artists on stage and in the classroom. In this show, he offers a rare chance to see his work with the beloved piano trio genre.