Monthly Archives: July 2010

Ben Flocks on Charles McPherson and Junior Mance

I love the Stanford Jazz Workshop for so many reasons. I attended the camp and the residency when I was in high school, and since then I’ve worked as a counselor, and now as a mentor. But the most valuable … Continue reading

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The Stanford Jazz Mentors perform “The Core” by Cory Cox

The Mentors perform “The Core” by drummer Cory Cox at the Stanford Coffee House on July 22, 2010. (Excerpt.)

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Bassist Martin Nevin shares his experiences as a mentor

Working as a teacher at the Stanford Jazz Workshop involves a great deal of responsibility. As someone that the students look to for inspiration, information, and guidance, I want to make sure that I’m doing the best I can to … Continue reading

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Saxophonist Matt Marantz on the SJW

The workshop here at Stanford is a great experience for young people who are interested in learning more about jazz music. I’ve had a great time so far getting to meet all the people that an event like this brings … Continue reading

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Stanford Jazz Mentors at CoHo performing “Daybreak”

This video excerpt features a composition by saxophonist Matt Marantz, entitled “Daybreak.”

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Natalie Cressman’s perspective on teaching at SJW

It’s been a great couple weeks working here at Stanford! My biggest lesson so far has been the realization that engaging the students and getting them into the music is way more important than trying to overload them with a … Continue reading

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Pianist Reuben Allen talks about his experience teaching at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

I’ve had a great time so far at the workshop! My experiences teaching young jazz students have given me invaluable perspective on the challenges of jazz education. In every masterclass, rehearsal, and private lesson, I feel great responsibility to pass … Continue reading

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