Stanford Jazz Festival

2014 Stanford Jazz Festival presents: Chick Corea, Kenny Barron, Jack DeJohnette, Larry Coryell, Arturo Sandoval, Kenny Burrell, Fred Hersch, Joe Louis Walker, Jimmy Heath, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Meklit, Sachal Vasandani, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, and more. Join us for our 43rd summer of jazz on the campus of Stanford University.

Inside Jazz — Pre-Concert Talks

Know more and enjoy more! The Stanford Jazz Festival deepens your jazz listening experience with Inside Jazz, a series of pre-concert talks by the artists or jazz experts such as KCSM Jazz 91.1 DJs. Each Inside Jazz discussion begins one hour before the start of the corresponding show, and admission to Inside Jazz is included with your concert ticket.

"Sistahs Expressin' Themselves!" with Melanie Berzon, KCSM Jazz 91.1
Friday, June 27, 7pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Meklit, 8pm
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"The Legacy of Swing Guitar" with Alisa Clancy, KCSM Jazz 91.1
Saturday, June 28, 7pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium
John Pizzarelli, 8pm
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"The Phenomenon of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra" with Chuy Varela, KCSM Jazz 91.1
Saturday, July 5, 7pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Pacific Mambo Orchestra, 8pm
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"Would the Real Stan Getz Please Stand Up?" with Michael Burman, KCSM Jazz 91.1
Sunday, July 13, 1pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Remembering Stan Getz with Kristen Strom, 2pm
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"Icons, Legends, and Household Names" with Clifford Brown, KCSM Jazz 91.1
Sunday, July 20, 6:30pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Ndugu Trio, 7:30pm
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"Drums in Jazz: Then and Now" with Greg Bridges, KCSM Jazz 91.1
Sunday, July 27, 6:30pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Jack DeJohnette Trio with Ravi Coltrane & Matthew Garrison, 7:30pm
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"Walking with Giants" with Clifford Brown, KCSM Jazz 91.1
Saturday, August 2, 7:00pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Heath Brothers with Jeremy Pelt, 8:00pm
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Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron

SJW Members Only

SJW Members Listening Party With Kenny Barron & Sonny Buxton
Friday, June 20, 8pm, Campbell Recital Hall
Join KCSM Jazz 91.1 host Sonny Buxton and one of the true keyboard legends, NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron, for an insider’s view of the jazz piano. Free and open to SJW members only, limit two tickets per household. 

Early Bird Jazz for Kids

Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble
Saturday, June 28, 10am, Dinkelspiel Auditorium
$10 advance / 15 at door / free under 17
The Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble weaves together synchronized body movement, world drumming, lush vocals and innovative “body music.” There will be a fun Q&A session afterwards — designed just for the kids! 

 

Jim Nadel & The ZooKeepers
Saturday, July 12, 10am, Dinkelspiel Auditorium
$10 advance / 15 at door / free under 17
SJW Artistic & Executive Director Jim Nadel and some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians deliver an entertaining and informative introduction to jazz — presented in a kid-friendly environment, at a parent-friendly price! 

Free Community Events

SJW Faculty All-Stars
Thursday, June 19, 6pm
Stanford Shopping Center
Don’t miss the SJW Faculty All-Stars as they play original compositions and arrangements, outdoors on a beautiful summer evening! Presented by SFJAZZ, the seats for this show always fill up, so be sure to arrive early! Call 650-617-8200 for further info.

 

Azure Concert
in association with Autism Fun Bay Area 
Saturday June 28, 4pm, Campbell Recital Hall: Strings of Summer 
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Saturday July 19, 2:30pm, Campbell Recital Hall: Squid Inc. (click here to reserve tickets)
Saturday July 19, 4:30pm, Campbell Recital Hall: Squid Inc. (click here to reserve tickets)

Azure Concerts are fun, friendly and engaging performances tailored for children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges. This show features a performance by talented Bay Area jazz artists. Audience members’ parents, family members and caregivers are all welcome. Tickets are free but must be reserved by email at slsqseminar@gmail.com.

 

Public Master Class
Fred Hersch on the Art of Trio Playing
Monday, August 4, 1pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Fred Hersch is one of the most creative pianists in jazz, with dozens of recordings as a leader featuring some of the most dynamic trio music ever played. At this special free presentation, made possible with funding by the Western States Arts Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts, Fred will discuss and unravel the fine art of the trio.