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En route to Monterey, Stanford’s jazz’s next generation stops at CoHo

While the Stanford men don’t have a place in March Madness this year, another Cardinal underdog is quietly dominating a different scene. In a few weeks, Stanford’s top jazz combo will return to Monterey to compete in the Next Generation Jazz Festival for the second time in history, having made their inaugural appearance last year. With their sights set on taking home the top prize in April, they stopped for a Monday night performance at the CoHo as winter quarter came to a close.

CoHo showcases local jazz talent

Jazz musicians often struggle to find venues to showcase their art. Jazz fans are few and far between, and music venues, whether they be huge halls or humble dive bars, need to book talent that will draw a crowd. As a result, the jam sessions that spring up in restaurants and bars are continually scrutinized by the management for the amount of revenue they can generate.