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“I’m proud to have a chance to visit some of the music that has shaped my musical identity,” says Terence Blanchard of Absence, his amazing tribute to Wayne Shorter that received Grammy nominations in November 2021 for Best Instrumental Jazz Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo for Terence. “Wayne said that ‘Jazz’ means ‘I dare you,’ so why not dare to be creative and pay homage at the same time?” Touring with the E-Collective are SJW favorites including Grammy winner Taylor Eigsti on piano and Charles Altura on guitar. The pairing of Wayne Shorter’s music with original works from The E-Collective along with the sonic colors of the jazz virtuosos in the Turtle Island Quartet — who return to SJW for the first time in over 20 years! — is one of the most exciting shows in the world — get tickets now:
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Dena DeRose isn’t just one of the world’s greatest jazz vocalists and jazz pianists. She’s also one of the great jazz educators! That’s why SJW’s Jazz Institute Vocal program draws adult vocalists from all over the world who want to improve their technique, learn more jazz repertoire, and improve their scat singing. Pianist Randy Porter is worth the trip, too; he’s a sublime accompanist who has shared the stage with many of the world’s great jazz singers. Sign up today to join them this summer!