Join us to take jazz education into the future!

Your Stanford Jazz Workshop membership enables SJW to provide the best in jazz education and performance.

Join or renew today to be a part of a passioante community dedicated to providing life-affirming musical experiences for artists, learners, and audiences.

As a valued member of our community, your support gives you insider access to everything we do. Read on for full details of member benefits!


It all starts here. Enjoy valuable benefits while you help us to take jazz education into the future.

Jazz Lover


  • Purchase tickets before the general public
  • Member ticket pricing — enjoy lower prices
  • Low-fee ticket exchange
  • Complimentary admission for four to 2025 Early Bird Jazz for Kids
  • Acknowledgment in donor listings (subject to deadlines)

Jazz Fan


Receive all Jazz Lover benefits plus:

  • No-fee ticket exchange
  • Complimentary admission for two to Jazz inside Out at the 2025 Stanford Jazz Festival

Jazz Master


Receive all Jazz Fan benefits plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets* ($60 value)
  • Complimentary wine at select performances
  • Invitations to select post-performance receptions and special events
  • Personalized tour of education programs

* For Dinkelspiel Auditorium performances only, send requests to [email protected]


Join the Inner Circle and enjoy best access while you support jazz performance and education at the highest level.

Inner Circle Director

$1,200 – $2,499

Receive all Jazz Master benefits plus:

  • Purchase tickets before members and the general public
  • Two additional complimentary tickets* (4 tickets total, $120 value)
  • Concierge ticket service
  • Invitations to all post-performance receptions with the artists
  • Reserved seating at Campbell Recital Hall shows (with ticket purchase)
  • Complimentary attendance for select Jazz Institute Classes
  • Invitation to private house concerts

* For Dinkelspiel Auditorium performances only, send requests to [email protected]

Inner Circle Producer

$2,500 – $4,999

Receive all Inner Circle Director benefits plus:

  • Reduced admission to all Jazz Inside Out** sessions
  • Invitation to all private house concerts
  • Opportunity to be recognized as a scholarship benefactor

** A combination of performance and education, these sessions take place throughout the year and are distinct from the Jazz Inside Out event held during the Festival.

Jim Nadel Society


Receive all Inner Circle Producer benefits plus:

  • Opportunity to be recognized as a performance co-sponsor
  • Student combo performance in your home ($500 value, restrictions apply)
  • Complimentary admission to all Jazz Inside Out** sessions

** A combination of performance and education, these sessions take place throughout the year and are distinct from the Jazz Inside Out event held during the Festival.

In their own words

SJW an excellent atmosphere where the kids could interact with the professionals.

We were the very fortunate recipients of generous financial aid, without which our son could not have attended. This was the first time he went to a music camp, and we are all so happy he did. Thank you!

Best experience imaginable. It far exceeded our expectations. Our daughter can’t wait for next year.

Thank you for offering this program, and helping my daughter grow in her confidence and her music abilities.

First thing he said when he got home was he wants to go back next summer and he wish he could go for two weeks next year.

SJW is an amazing and one-of-a-kind program.

SJW has inspired our girls to pursue their music through jazz bands, orchestra, pep bands, chamber groups, and musical theater. Thank you so much.

After the second day of camp, my daughter said ‘It’s getting easier.’ She described how jazz is different from classical music and how much she enjoys playing jazz with a group. And, of course, the concert on the final day was amazing!

My daughter said all the teachers are amazing, super supportive of students learning jazz for the first time.

She said it was awesome that the teachers appreciated how courageous the students were to try jazz for the first time.

The entire experience was wonderful! She had a great time learning music and making new friends. Thank you!

I wish it was longer than one week. I’d have my son in for the whole summer if possible!

Every time my son finished his rehearsal, he would tell me all about it with excitement.

I was impressed with everything from the communication, the level of professionalism, the enthusiasm, the ratio of coaches to students, the quality of the instruction, and that the students had fun and grew as musicians.

My daughter said she would never forget the performance. (Nor will I.)

I also loved the performance — the kids sounded terrific and they all looked intensely excited to be part of it.

At the end of each class, he was always upbeat and excited about all that he learned. And he said that the teachers were so nice and supportive, and that everyone just wanted to him to succeed.

The staff made all that hard work exciting and fun for the kids. I saw the last ten minutes of a couple of sessions and loved the energy, passion, and enthusiasm.

The staff had high standards for the kids, but did not make it grim. It was obvious that everyone was having fun. And, they sounded amazing!

Giant Steps had a profound impact on my daughter. It changed the way she saw herself.

She went in as a trumpet player in her middle school band and came out thinking of herself as a nascent jazz musician. Her playing and musicianship improved tremendously. Her love of playing jazz trumpet also grew.

Those 10 weeks stretched him as a musician and gave him a huge boost in confidence. He is now a freshman at Menlo-Atherton High, and he and a bunch of his friends in Intermediate Jazz Band have set up their own quintet and are working together on music selection, arrangement, rehearsals etc.

It surpassed our expectations in all respects. Thank you!

Giant Steps was a life-changing experience for my daughter. It empowered her and showed her what was possible if she challenged herself and continued to play jazz trumpet.

My favorite thing? Direct one-on-one teaching, exactly where I need to be taught and challenged in my artistic endeavors.

It’s an amazing opportunity to study from the greats, in a place where inspiration and electricity abound.

The total-immersion program of playing, listening, and learning has inspired me to continue making my own music until I can return to SJW next year.

I had no idea about the level of inspiration I would get, or the number of things it is now clear I need to work on.

This week has been an incredible learning opportunity for me as a student, and I can’t wait to apply all that I’ve learned here in my outside musical career. The level of skill and growth I attained this week is priceless. I love the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

My highlight was seeing my shy daughter perform her first public jazz solo and do an amazing job.

While here, my knowledge of theory, technique and musicianship improved immensely. I never thought I could learn what I did or do what I have achieved.

What makes the SJW community so special is that it creates an environment in which artists can readily share music and educational ideas with each other, with students, and with concert audiences. This interaction between people of different generations and backgrounds is so much of what jazz has always been about.

I wish the SJW Jazz Camp was longer than one week. I’d have my son in for the whole summer if possible!

All week I was able to interact with some of my greatest musical heroes and learn from their expertise. The master classes with Jason Moran, Joshua Redman, Mark Turner and Jeff Ballard changed the way I think about the music.

Simply put, Stanford Jazz Workshop changed my life that first summer.

When we picked our son up, he said ‘I was among giants’ and was very excited by the professional level of the musicians he met during the week.

You’ve got 200 eager kids there, and you’ve got your friends there who are also musicians. Every single year the Stanford Jazz Festival date is my favorite gig.