Looking for live music? Perhaps something family friendly and during the day? Or something to truly enjoy that summer vibe? Here in the Bay Area, if you’re a San Franciscan, you can escape the foggy summer by heading south to the Stanford Jazz Festival. Or if you live out of the “fog belt” you can simply enjoy the lush Stanford campus during one of its less populated times.
The Stanford Jazz Festival is up and rolling from June 23 until August 4th with a calendar of diverse musical offerings. Think your young one might be the next Maria Schneider or Donny McCaslin? Check out Jim Nadel and the Zookeepers Saturday July 7 at 10 AM. There is something for everyone at this festival: world music, duos, string-led groups to big bands and the hard bop alto sax of Charles McPherson. Plus many of the student groups (who also will be performing) attend these concerts making for a lively environment: Imagine a 52nd Street of the future on the bucolic Stanford campus, mingling with mentors while listening, learning and taking home new sounds. Enjoy! and let us know how you found it!