Master Classes

Deeper into the music

 
Master Classes

Deeper into the music

 
Master Classes

Deeper into the music

 
Master Classes

Deeper into the music

Ensembles, Master Classes & Workshops

Exciting educational programs designed for teens and adults, aspiring musicians and experienced singers and instrumentalists.

Wild Women of the Blues w/ Pamela Rose & Friends

Saturday, May 14, 7-8:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab
Join songstress and Wild Woman Pamela Rose for an entrancing journey into the fascinating lives and careers of the world’s beloved Blues divas. Featuring live performance, multimedia and audience discussion, Rose weaves compelling storytelling into a highly entertaining evening that will delight and inform music lovers and musicians alike!

Inside the Cuban Rhythm Section w/ Carlos Del Puerto

Saturday, July 26, 12pm • Joe Henderson Lab
Legendary bassist and Irakere co-founder Carlos Del Puerto is one of the most important figures in the post-modern era of Cuban music. From Irakere’s historic 1973 Grammy win to international tours and dozens of recordings, Del Puerto has spent years documenting and sharing the history and performance practice of his native Cuban music.

The Music of Wes Montgomery
w/ Terrence Brewer Quartet

Wednesday, July 30, 7pm • Joe Henderson Lab
Join award-winning guitarist Terrence Brewer and his Quartet as we celebrate the life and music of Wes Montgomery, combining multi-media, live performance, lecture and audience Q & A.

The Evolution of Afro-Cuban Jazz
w/ Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers

Saturday, August 2, 1-3pm • Miner Auditorium
Join Valdés along with SFJAZZ Director of Education Rebeca Mauleón and members of the Afro-Cuban Messengers as they trace the evolution of Afro-Cuban popular music from the 19th century to the present.