Original jazz compositions to musical interpretations of John Coltrane, Steely Dan, and the Grateful Dead

Palo Alto, Calif. – Presenting an array of the world’s greatest jazz artists in the South Bay, the Stanford Jazz Festival 2024 celebrates the breadth of the contemporary jazz scene, building on a half-century legacy of jazz preservation and perseverance in the heart of Northern California.

With dozens of electrifying concerts on the Stanford University campus from June 20 through Aug. 3, the West Coast’s second longest-running jazz festival features a multi-generational cast of state-of-the-art improvisers encompassing veteran masters of the genre, the buzziest stalwarts, and rising players making their mark.

Concert locations

Concerts will be held at Bing Concert Hall, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, and Campbell Recital Hall, as well as one show at Frost Amphitheater.

Stanford Jazz Festival 2024 Artist Lineup

  • Ambrose Akinmusire Owl Song Featuring Bill Frisell & Herlin Riley
  • The Bad Plus
  • Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy: Music of Steely Dan
  • Dave Douglas: Gifts
  • Anat Cohen: Quartetinho
  • Marquis Hill
  • Tierney Sutton & Tamir Hendelman
  • George Cables Trio
  • Taylor Eigsti & Friends
  • Ann Hampton Callaway w/ the SJW 50/50 Jazz Orchestra
  • Richard Howell: A Love Supreme – Tribute to John Coltrane
  • Adi Meyerson’s Dark Matter w/ Emily Kuhn Quintet
  • Marcus Shelby Quintet, Carmen Lundy
  • Caroline Davis
  • Jazz Mafia Grateful Brass: the Music of the Grateful Dead
  • Tiffany Austin Featuring Roy McCurdy
  • Sam Reider w/ Anat Cohen: American Panoramas
  • Ruth Davies’ Blues Night with Joe Louis Walker
  • Natalie John: The Great American Songbook Reimagined
  • Nicolas Bearde: The Music of Nat King Cole
  • Mikailo Kasha Trio
  • Aldo López-Gavilán
  • Indian Jazz Journey with Mahesh Kale and George Brooks
  • Victor Lin: Music from Anime + Studio Ghibli
  • Jazz Inside Out with Jim Nadel & Friends, and the Destiny Muhammad Quartet!

2024 Stanford Jazz Festival

  • Sat, July 13: The Bad Plus – Dinkelspiel Auditorium
  • Sun, July 14: Jazz Mafia: Grateful Brass the Music of the Grateful Dead – Dinkelspiel Auditorium
  • Mon, July 15: Natalie John featuring Allison Miller: the Great American Songbook Reimagined – Campbell Recital Hall
  • Tues, July 16: Mikailo Kasha Trio – Campbell Recital Hall
  • Wed, July 17: Joe Louis Walker – Dinkelspiel Auditorium
  • Thurs, July 18: Adi Meyerson’s Dark Matter / Emily Kuhn Quintet – Campbell Recital Hall
  • Sat, July 20: Anat Cohen: Quartetinho – Dinkelspiel Auditorium
  • Mon, July 22: Tiffany Austin Featuring Roy McCurdy – Campbell Recital Hall
  • Tues, July 23: Aldo López-Gavilán – Campbell Recital Hall
  • Wed, July 24: Sam Reider with Anat Cohen: American Panoramas – Campbell Recital Hall
  • Thurs, July 25: Victor Lin: Music from Anime + Studio Ghibli – Dinkelspiel Auditorium
  • Sat, July 27: Marquis Hill – Dinkelspiel Auditorium
  • Sun, July 28: Marcus Shelby Quintet – Dinkelspiel Auditorium
  • Mon, July 29: Caroline Davis Portals – Dinkelspiel Auditorium
  • Tues, July 30: George Cables Trio – Dinkelspiel Auditorium
  • Wed, July 31: Dave Douglas: Gifts – Dinkelspiel Auditorium
  • Thurs, August 01: Taylor Eigsti & Friends – Dinkelspiel Auditorium
  • Fri, August 02: SJW All-Star Jam – Dinkelspiel Auditorium
  • Sat, August 03: Carmen Lundy – Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Tickets on sale April 18th

A complete list of the Stanford Jazz Festival concerts and events can be found at stanfordjazz.org/stanford-jazz-festival-2024.

About Stanford Jazz Festival

Over the past 52 years, the Stanford Jazz Festival has consistently presented the finest performers on the scene. Audiences have heard legendary performances by Dizzy Gilespie, McCoy Tyner, and Stan Getz, along with virtuosic modern masters like Joshua Redman, Terence Blanchard, and Taylor Eigsti. The Festival is unique and adventurous, presenting over 30 celebrated artists and bands over seven weeks. From family-friendly matinees to groundbreaking premieres, the Stanford Jazz Festival proudly keeps the torch of live jazz burning bright.

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