The Frost Amphitheater fills the summer with varied shows | New
Live music fans can expect an eclectic lineup this summer at Frost Amphitheatre. Stanford Live partners with fellow Bay Area arts organizations SFJAZZ, Stanford Jazz Workshop, SF Symphony and SF Ballet for a summer series that spans genres and generations and includes classical, jazz, Latin pop , ballet, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and GED.
The Stanford Live Arts Festival summer series runs through September 24.
The series was scheduled to debut Friday, June 24 with comedic rock duo Tenacious D, but that show was canceled due to a power outage on the Stanford campus caused by the Edgewood Fire in San Mateo County. With power restored at Stanford, the next show in the summer lineup, featuring actors and comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short, will take place on June 30.
A partnership with SFJAZZ will bring a variety of jazz talent to Frost, such as bassist, vocalist and songwriter Esperanza Spalding on July 14, and a duo of jazz veterans, Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval and native Latin composer New York Eddie Palmieri, who will play together July 23.
The Stanford Jazz Workshop ends its 50th anniversary on July 30 with singer Dianne Reeves accompanied by both her own quintet and the Stanford Jazz Workshop 50th Anniversary Band.
Stanford Live is teaming up with concert presenter Goldenvoice for a wide range of rock, pop and DJ shows, including art rockers My Morning Jacket (August 14), 90s alternative starring the Goo Goo Dolls ( September 4) and the Here and There Festival (August 26), featuring independent songwriters such as Courtney Barnett and Japanese Breakfast. Frost will also host French DJ and producer Madeon with San Holo (September 9), as well as alternative R&B artists like Japanese singer and former YouTube sensation Joji (September 1), with Rei Brown and SavageRealm.
SF Symphony will make several Frost appearances throughout the summer, including collaborations with string trio Time for Three (July 15) and “little orchestra” and Stanford Live favorite Pink Martini (July 29 ).
New York’s Complexions Contemporary Ballet makes its Bay Area debut on August 3 with “Star Dust,” a performance inspired by the music of David Bowie and co-presented by San Francisco Ballet. SF Ballet itself takes the stage on August 4 with a program of classical and contemporary short ballets.
Other shows include: A Celebration of the Music of Linda Ronstadt with Ann Hampton Callaway, the Stanford Live Orchestra, Good Lovelies, La Doña and Anne-Marie MacIntosh; My Laferte; Los Tigres of the North; Almost Dead by Joe Russo, Ben Platt with Aly & AJ; the Lincoln Center Orchestra; Danny Elfman; San Jose Symphony; and the Holo Holo Music Festival with Kolohe Kai, featuring Three Plus, Hirie, Rebel Souljahz, Maoli and Western Conference.
For more information, visit live.stanford.edu.