Meet Stanford’s 2024 winter quarter guest artists

Brandon James Gwinn playing the piano

By popular demand, Brandon James Gwinn returns Feb. 10 to the Bing Studio for his unforgettable piano bar experience.

From Brandon James Gwinn’s piano bar at Bing Studio to a showcase of women in jazz and Sean Penn’s documentary about the Ukraine war, this season’s calendar has more than 50 opportunities to experience the arts.

Stanford’s 2024 winter’s arts calendar includes an eclectic roster of guest artists, including virtuosos of the gayageum, guitar, harpsichord, kamancheh, pipa, and tabla; a quintet of quartets; Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Pulitzer, and Tony Award winners; and writers whose topics span delight, faith and loss, and a séance with the iconic Mexican-American singer Selena.

Stanford Live offers a deep dive into the developing world of women in jazz with drummer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington; bassist, composer, and bandleader Linda May Han Oh; and saxophonist and composer Lakecia Benjamin, each of whom will be featured with their bands in a series of concerts in January. Carrington, the founder of Berklee College of Music’s Institute for Jazz and Gender Justice in Boston, kicks off the series with works from her newly published compilation of New Standards by female composers that highlights the contributions of women in jazz.

Also in January, actor and film director Sean Penn will screen Superpower, a documentary about Ukraine before and during Russia’s invasion in February 2022, followed by a discussion with Michael McFaul, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

In conjunction with the opening of Day Jobs at the Cantor Arts Center in March, a panel of visual artists represented in the exhibition will discuss how their labor as caregivers and service workers has shaped their creative practices.

Enjoy the winter season.

Read the full story on Stanford News to learn about all of the 2024 winter quarter guest artists