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Stanford Jazz Festival Announces Dates, Performers

The massive Stanford Jazz Festival, which runs June 24 through Aug. 5, announced its line up of more than 100 artists and 30 concerts for this year’s festival. Highlighted performances include concerts by Jimmy Heath (pictured) and James Woods; Regina Carter; Cedar Walton; Eric Alexander and Chris Potter; and Cyrus Chestnut with Donald Harrison and Wycliffe Gordon. Many of this year’s events will also feature an “Inside Jazz” presentation, a series of free pre-concert talks by jazz artists and educators.

As in previous years, the festival is sponsored by the Stanford Jazz Workshop and See’s Candies. The festival dates correspond with the SJW’s educational summer programs and many of the festival’s performers are also faculty for the educational programs. The Stanford Jazz Festival has its roots in the early performances of the SJW, which have continued to grow and now draw more than 15,000 people to the annual festival.

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