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Stanford Jazz Workshop

July 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

Charles McPherson
Saxophone – Jazz Institute, Advanced Package

The Stanford Jazz Workshop is renowned for its jazz curriculum, faculty, and resident artists. Through programs that immerse musicians in technique and improvisation, SJW students develop a deeper understanding of jazz as an art form, improve their performance skills, and become part of the SJW jazz community.
Learning alongside experienced educators, touring artists, and legendary jazz masters motivates students to perform at the highest levels. SJW’s approach encourages all students to bring their own personality and life experience into their music, developing their creativity and opening them up to life skills such as collaboration and cooperation. In the intense, supportive, and fun environment of the Stanford Jazz Workshop, students will play the best jazz of their lives.
For young musicians with advanced jazz experience, SJW’s 2-week Advanced Package program features a 13-day immersion with motivated students from around the world. SJW’s inter-generational approach gives unparalleled access to some of the greatest jazz musicians performing today, so young players can learn directly from living legends, touring artists, and recording pros. During the first week, the curriculum is structured and participants follow a special advanced track in the Jazz Camp. Special classes are designed for Advanced Package participants during the first week and on Saturday.

During the second week, students choose their own classes from a curriculum that focuses on improvisation and includes small ensemble playing, master classes, and performance opportunities, as well as classes in theory, musicianship, arranging, Afro-Latin jazz, jazz history, and more. Unique to the Jazz Institute are the Special Presentations given by artist faculty on topics in which they specialize or in which they have particular experience (see list below). Admission to nightly Stanford Jazz Festival performances is included, and there are several jam sessions each evening.



July 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am UTC+0
August 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0


Stanford Jazz Workshop
459 Lagunita Dr. Tresidder Union
Stanford, CA 94309 United States
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