“You don’t have to have a lot of knowledge to appreciate jazz – you just have to open your ears,” said Jim Nadel, jazz saxophone player and Stanford jazz lecturer, who dedicated himself to educating jazz students from around the world for over 30 years.
On Friday, Kevin Coelho ‘17 will celebrate the release of his second album, “Turn It Up,” with a performance at Dinkelspiel Auditorium. For Coelho, the album represents his continued artistic growth, growth which has had a home at Stanford for the past seven years.
Fresh off a fantastic show earlier this month at the Stanford Jazz Festival, jazz saxophonist Chris Potter sat down with Intermission to discuss influences on his work, his experiences as both a bandleader and a sideman and the demands of being creative.
Intermission: You play around with lots of people, as a sideman and a bandleader. What’s the trade-off between getting new ideas and really understanding and communicating with a core group?
From June 22 to August 10 this year, the 41st annual Stanford Jazz Festival will play host to some of the biggest names in jazz. It opened with a sold-out solo performance by Herbie Hancock and will close with Chucho Valdes. The Daily took a look at some of the most compelling scheduled performances.
This summer marked the Stanford Jazz Workshop’s 40th season and included 36 different concerts as well as the annual jazz educational camps.