Stanford Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Stanford, California USA
Festival Contact Information

Stanford Jazz Festival
Stanford Jazz Workshop
P. O. Box 20454
Stanford, California 94309 USA
Phone: (01) 650-736-0324

Festival Description

Over the three-plus decades of presenting the Stanford Jazz Festival, they’ve found that there is a special energy to our concerts. Most of the performers are also faculty for the Stanford educational programs, which coincide with the festival. From veteran statesmen to emerging talents and local standouts, these artists work closely together—collaborating, teaching, interacting, jamming. These artists encourage and befriend each other, while inspiring and being inspired by our enthusiastic students aged 12 to 80.

All this combined talent in residence fosters the creative intensity evident on the intimate concert stages of the Stanford Jazz Festival. Each year the festival presents more than 30 performances by jazz masters, acclaimed contemporary standouts, and emerging stars. The Festival is renowned for presenting a healthy dose of straight-ahead jazz, flavored with innovative modern stylings, traditional, blues, salsa, Brazilian, and other cross-cultural approaches to musical improvisation.

Festival Dates June 22 - August 4, 2013
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Festival Events:

Programming 2012:
  • Chet Baker Tribute with the Erik Jekabson Quintet
  • Early Bird Jazz for Kids with the VNote Ensemble
  • Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band
  • Songs of Sinatra featuring Kenny Washington
  • Bob Murphy and Friends
  • Peter Stoltzman and New Genre featuring Richard Stoltzman, Mika Yoshida, Special Guest Lukas Vesley
  • The Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band
  • The Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
  • Victor Wooten, Ndugu Chancler and Geoffrey Keezer
  • Ruth Davies’ Blues Night with Special Guest Charlie Musselwhite
  • Akira Tana’s Secret Agent Band Plays 007
  • Vertical Voices
  • Jazz Camp Student Showcase
  • Houston Person Quartet
  • Julian Lage, Victor Lin and Jorge Roeder: Le Jazz Hot
  • Homage to Clifford Jordan with Patrick Wolff
  • Paul Beaudry and Pathways
  • Charles McPherson Quartet featuring Albert “Tootie” Heath
  • Victor Lin’s Westside Stories
  • Jazz Camp Student Showcase
  • Wycliffe Gordon’s Hello Pops: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong
  • Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts
  • Taylor Eigsti Group and Kendrick Scott’s Oracle
  • Kenny Barron, Terell Stafford, and Dayna Stephens
  • and more…


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