New Shows Added at Stanford Live

Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti of the Italian duo Musica Nuda who will perform at Stanford Live on November 17. Photo by Angelo Trani

Stanford Live has announced eleven more artists in their 2019-20 season lineup. Following Stanford Live’s mission to “foster a vibrant learning community and provide distinctive experiences through the performing arts,” the newly added acts are a diverse range of comedians, national and international musicians, and an American legend.

Sounds of Cape Verde: Lucibela

September 27

On her first record, Lucibela explores being a woman and a Cabo–Verdean, living far away and loving with sensuality and grace. Lucibela’s vocal technique lies in her ability to explore the deep register of Brazil’s great sambistas while adding a thrilling vibrato.

Jesus Trejo

September 28

Jesus Trejo is a LA-based comedian, actor and writer. Named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch 2017, he is a paid regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles and often appears on multiple TV series.


September 28

Hanggai (杭盖), from the steppes of Mongolia by way of Beijing, is a crossover band that blends traditional music and rock. The band is comprised of Mongolian-Chinese musicians, members of one of China’s 55 official ethnic minorities. 

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

October 1

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar fill their performance venues with soul-stirring arrangements of contemporary gospel and original compositions. They are known for their rich harmonies and beautiful blends.

Willie Nelson

October 12

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force.

Terry Riley and Gyan Riley

October 19

California Composer Terry Riley launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic In C in 1964. In this special performance, Terry is joined by his son, award-winning classical guitarist Gyan Riley.

Jon Batiste

November 2

Jon Batiste is a globally celebrated musician, educator, bandleader and television personality whose musical skill, artistic vision and exuberant charisma have made him a triple threat and the newly “crowned prince of jazz.”


November 14

Venezuelan singer Nella, who has already garnered the support of Latin pop star Alejandro Sanz, has performed with a variety of artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Carlos Vives, Luis Enrique and Susana Baca. 

Allison Miller

November 15

NYC-based drummer, composer and teacher Allison Miller gathers inspiration from a wide array of genres. Coming from the Jazz tradition, she engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music.

Alicia Olatuja

November 16

Praised by the New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage,” Alicia Olatuja astounds audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor.

Musica Nuda

November 17

This Italian duo has no boundaries, fusing bits of jazz, songwriting, rock, punk and classical music, using the art of silence as well as sound, underlining the value of a lyric, a story, the meaning of every song whether dramatic, funny, energetic, sarcastic or romantic. 

Tickets for the newly added shows and the full 2019-20 season are available online.