The Stanford Jazz Festival kicked off its summer season a few weeks ago with piano great Herbie Hancock. This weekend’s headliners include drummer Allison Miller, singer Madeline Eastman, and Brazilian jazz with Trio da Paz. The director of the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Jim Nadel, joins us to talk about the festival’s upcoming acts and about teaching jazz to children and aspiring professionals alike.

Jim Nadel, founder and executive and artistic director of the Stanford Jazz Workshop
Dayna Stephens, saxophonist and composer, who will perform at the Stanford Jazz Festival on July 28.

  • gbeb

    I love the idea of Jim Nadel getting a MacArthur grant. He has done
    great things for the music and amazing things for young musicians.

    This summer will be my son’s fifth summer at jazz camp. It was the first camp that treated him like he knew how to behave without helicopter counselors. And that faith in the kids plus all of the talent available and the love of music inspired him and raised his standards for how he plays. Jazz now is at the heart of his group of friends. He and those friends make others happy in the community-at-large with their playing.

    Thank you, Jim.

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