Saturday, February 1, 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.
Saturday, March 22, 1-3pm • Joe Henderson Lab In this performance workshop taught by musical artist Clairdee, students explore and discover how to present themselves confidently and naturally, as well as how to prepare for a performance and keep the audience connected and engaged. Participants should bring three copies of a lead sheet for one (1) song they would like to sing. Professional accompaniment will be provided.
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!