Master Classes

Deeper into the music

 
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.

The Music of Paco De Lucia

Wednesday, Jul 15, 7-9pm • Joe Henderson Lab
Join renowned flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire and members of the Emmy Award-winning Caminos Flamencos ensemble as they honor the extraordinary music and career of one of Spain’s most innovative and iconic artists, legendary guitarist Paco de Lucia.

Big Band Jazz in the Modern Era

Wednesday, Jul 29, 7-9pm • Joe Henderson Lab
Emmy and Grammy-winning pianist, saxophonist, composer and bandleader Gordon Goodwin shares his insights and inspiration on running one of the world’s most successful jazz big bands working today.

Rhythms and Melodies of Brazil

Wednesday, Aug 5, 7-9pm • Joe Henderson LabVocalist and multi-instrumentalist Claudia Villela’s captivating artistry and profound love of her roots highlight this in-depth look at the musical diversity of Brazil.

Master Class w/ Esperanza Spalding

Saturday, Nov 21, 1-3pm • Joe Henderson Lab
In this lecture-demonstration for musicians and non-musicians alike, Grammy-winning bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding shares her unique approach to reinventing the jazz standard. Session will conclude with Q&A.

Master Class w/ Edward Simon

Saturday, Jan 9, 1-3pm • Joe Henderson Lab
Critically-acclaimed pianist and SFJAZZ Collective member Edward Simon will walk students through the process of learning jazz standards by introducing exercises and approaches for internalizing and memorizing tunes.

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1-5pm • Joe Henderson Lab
Join celebrated women jazz faculty in this very special workshop for female jazz musicians ages 13-18. Essential skills including ensemble techniques, theory and musicianship will be the focus of this special program.

Master Class w/ Zakir Hussain

Saturday, Apr 2, 1-3pm • Joe Henderson Lab
A hands-on participatory class for advanced tabla players, drummers and percussionists in the art of cross-genre collaboration by renowned tabla master Zakir Hussain.

Free International Jazz Day
Community Jam

Saturday, April 30, 1-3pm • Joe Henderson Lab
If you know your blues changes and scales, have a few standards under your belt, and want to play with some of the Bay Area’s best young players, this jam session is for you!