W H A T : S F J A Z Z : Family Matinees
W H E N : 09/25 The Drums | 10/31 The Bass | 11/20 The Piano
W H E R E : Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

One hour in length, each matinee features live performance, audience participation, Q&A and amazing music. Designed for elementary school students, our Family Matinees are open to music fans of all ages. This fall, the great Marcus Shelby Trio hosts our first Matinee series, showcasing the all-important rhythm section.

M O R E : A Home for SFJAZ…


W H A T : 2010 Stanford Jazz Festival
W H E N : 2010 Festival At A Glance: Family-Friendly:

W H E R E : Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford

M O R E : YouTube Playlists


W H A T : SFJAZZ SUMMERFEST Free Summer Concerts
W H E N : Thursdays, June 10–August 12, 6PM
W H E R E : Stanford Shopping Center

M O R E :

  • Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums
    June 10
  • The “summertime blues” can only be a good thing when this Bay Area boogie woogie icon and his red hot band kicks off Summerfest. With guitarist & vocalist Miss Carmen Getit by his side, the prodigious pianist and his cohorts bring jump blues, infectious swing and 1950s R&B to the Stanford stage.

  • Orquesta La Moderna Tradición
    June 17
  • Orquesta La Moderna Tradición transports you to an era of sensual danzones and swinging cha-chas—the music of the Havana social clubs of the 1950s. Violins and flutes weave lilting melodies against the backdrop of driving Afro-Cuban rhythms as this 12-piece ensemble captures the romance and style of a memorable era in Cuban dance music.

  • Stanford Jazz Workshop Faculty All-Stars
    June 24
  • Get a sneak preview of this summer’s 39th Stanford Jazz Festival while celebrating the swinging, soulful music of Cannonball Adderley and other classic jazz repertoire. SJW’s Faculty All-Star Sextet includes saxophonists Andrew Speight and Patrick Wolff, trumpeter Erik Jekabson, pianist Matt Clark, bassist John Wiitala and drummer Hamir Atwal.

  • Yancie Taylor & The Jazztet
    July 1
  • A local treasure, vibraphonist Yancie Taylor and his hard-swinging Jazztet bring the fiery intensity and soulful balladry of the modern jazz legends into present day, with an eye to the future. This fixture of the local and international scene plays with a passion and artistry that makes every performance a revelation.

  • Hale Baskin And Her Little Big Band
    July 8
  • At just over 20, this stunning young vocalist already has a resume as impressive as seasoned veterans several times her age. A mature, assured singer with extraordinary talent, Hale has a pair of self-led CDs and European tours under her belt, having shared the stage with such legendary artists as Arturo Sandoval and the Count Basie Orchestra.

  • The Terry Disley Experience
    July 15
  • Terry Disley is a Grammy-nominated keyboardist, composer and bandleader whose credits read like a who’s-who of the pop and jazz world. His Experience was described by The Chronicle as “Grooving and accessible music that draws on the melodic, wired-up sound of Miles Davis and Weather Report, the Crusaders’ elegant funk, Bach, rock, and a touch of techno-pop.”

  • Gaucho
    July 22
  • Gaucho is rooted firmly in the 1930s Gypsy Jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt, and features some of the best acoustic instrumentalists in the Bay Area. Fronted by guitarists Dave Rickets and Mike Groh, this “Hot Club” style sextet combines instrumental virtuosity with an infectious energy and sense of fun.

  • VW Brothers (Mark & Paul Van Wageningen)
    July 29
  • The brothers Van Wageningen have been a major force in the Bay Area jazz scene for nearly 30 years. Mark (bass) and Paul (drums) have worked extensively with such artists as Stan Getz, Paquito D’Rivera and George Duke, and have just released their new CD Muziek. Expect powerful contemporary jazz mixed with blistering funk and Afro-Cuban fire.

  • Curtis Brothers
    August 5
  • The careers of Zaccai and Luques Curtis have only really started, yet they have already come so far. Individually, the pair work steadily with straight-ahead and Latin jazz artists like Eddie Palmieri, Gary Burton and Jerry Gonzales, and their collaborative efforts are a perfect distillation of those Latin and post-bop influences. Future jazz superstars in the making!

  • Jamie Davis
    August 12
  • Vocalist Jamie Davis has a silky-smooth delivery that earned him a spot as headliner in the Count Basie Orchestra from 2000-2003. His smoky croon earns comparisons to an assortment of blue-chip icons from Joe Williams to Mark Murphy and even Nat King Cole. Hear the artist the San Jose Mercury called “one of the finest male jazz singers on the West Coast.”