Festival founder Jim Nadel on alto sax on the right, Jazz Day Camp director Kristen Strom on tenor sax, and Geechi Taylor on trumpet performing at "Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz, But Were Afraid to Ask."

Festival founder Jim Nadel on alto sax on the right, Jazz Day Camp director Kristen Strom on tenor sax, and Geechi Taylor on trumpet performing at "Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz, But Were Afraid to Ask."

Hitting a high note with the Stanford Jazz Festival

The Stanford Jazz Festival kicked off its summer season a few weeks ago with piano great Herbie Hancock. This weekend’s headliners include drummer Allison Miller, singer Madeline Eastman, and Brazilian jazz with Trio da Paz. The director of the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Jim Nadel, joins us to talk about the festival’s upcoming acts and about teaching jazz to children and aspiring professionals alike.

Host:   Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Dayna Stephens, saxophonist and composer, who will perform at the Stanford Jazz Festival on July 28.
  • Jim Nadel, founder and executive and artistic director of the Stanford Jazz Workshop

Click here to listen to the interview.