Dick Conte Quartet: Annual CJC Piano Scholarship Benefit


Dick Conte Quartet: Annual CJC Piano Scholarship Benefit

Jun 17, 2023
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory

2040 Addison Street, 2040 Addison Street

Dick Conte returns to the California Jazz Conservatory for the 17th annual jazz piano scholarship benefit concert.

Band Members and Instrumentation

Dick Conte – piano

Steve Heckman – saxophone

Steve Webber – bass

Jimmy Hobson – drums

Artist Bio

Dick Conte arrived in San Francisco in 1961 from his native Connecticut and has since become an integral part of the Bay Area jazz scene with his encyclopedic knowledge of jazz,  formidable jazz radio presence (from the fabled KJAZ days to present-day KCSM and KKSF),  and his piano performances at clubs, festivals and private venues.  He has played at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Russian River Jazz Festival, the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Sonoma Valley Jazz Festival, the Calistoga Jazz & Blues Festival, Jazz on the Hill and the Cotati Jazz Festival.

He has opened for Cassandra Wilson, Tony Bennett, Eddie Harris, Mike Longo and Doc Powell and performed at Yoshi’s, the Plush Room, Kimball’s East, Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, One Market Restaurant, Washington Square Bar & Grill, Shanghai 1930,  Fairmont Hotel, St. Francis Hotel, Pacific Union Club and many wineries, including Bartholomew Park, Niebaum-Coppola, Mondavi and Viansa.

He’s a three-time nominee for Gavin Magazine’s Jazz Broadcaster of the Year and winner of the AWRT Kudo Award for Best Radio Music Programming.

The Dick Conte Jazz Piano Scholarship Fund, benefitting aspiring jazz pianists, has been established at the Jazzschool (California Jazz Conservatory) in Berkeley.

Artist Website


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