Koret Discover Jazz Series: Pioneering Women of Jazz

Blues to Post Bop: Pioneering Women of Jazz

4-class series · Wednesdays, March 4 - March 25, 7PM-8:30PM
Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ Center
Members: $20/class or $60/full course
Public: $25/class or $75/full course
Curated by Rebeca Mauleón
Get one class FREE when you buy the full course!


Throughout the history of jazz, women have played a major part in the development and evolution of America’s art form despite facing extreme hardship and discrimination as well as an undeniable lack of advocacy among historians and critics. Often toiling away in the background while their male counterparts reveled in the limelight, women instrumentalists, composers and arrangers were seldom acknowledged for their equally prolific and transformative work, needing to fight twice as hard for acceptance among their male counterparts. In this series we will trace the extraordinary accomplishments of America’s blues and jazz women and highlight the shifting paradigm for women in contemporary society.

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Pioneering Women of Jazz
Mar 04 7:00pm

Blues Legends

w/ Pamela Rose

Mar 11 7:00pm

The Sweethearts of Rhythm

w/ Cava Menzies

Mar 18 7:00pm

Mary Lou Williams

w/ Dee Spencer & Allison Miller

Mar 25 7:00pm

Vocal Legends

w/ Paula West

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Vocal Legends w/ Paula West

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Pioneering Women of Jazz
Vocal Legends w/ Paula West

Wednesday, March 25, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Vocal Legends: Sarah, Bille & Ella

Throughout the history of jazz, women have played a major part in the development and evolution of America’s art form despite facing extreme hardship and discrimination as well as an undeniable lack of advocacy among historians and critics. Often toiling away in the background while their male counterparts reveled in the limelight, women instrumentalists, composers and arrangers were seldom acknowledged for their equally prolific and transformative work, needing to fight twice as hard for acceptance among their male counterparts. In this series we will trace the extraordinary accomplishments of America’s blues and jazz women and highlight the shifting paradigm for women in contemporary society.

Artist Personnel

Curated by Rebeca Mauleón

SPECIAL GUESTS

Paula West

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Mary Lou Williams w/ Dee Spencer & Allison Miller

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Pioneering Women of Jazz
Mary Lou Williams w/ Dee Spencer & Allison Miller

Wednesday, March 18, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Mary Lou Williams: Mentor and Innovator

Throughout the history of jazz, women have played a major part in the development and evolution of America’s art form despite facing extreme hardship and discrimination as well as an undeniable lack of advocacy among historians and critics. Often toiling away in the background while their male counterparts reveled in the limelight, women instrumentalists, composers and arrangers were seldom acknowledged for their equally prolific and transformative work, needing to fight twice as hard for acceptance among their male counterparts. In this series we will trace the extraordinary accomplishments of America’s blues and jazz women and highlight the shifting paradigm for women in contemporary society.

Artist Personnel

Curated by Rebeca Mauleón

SPECIAL GUESTS

Dee Spencer
Allison Miller

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Sweethearts of Rhythm w/ Cava Menzies

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Pioneering Women of Jazz
The Sweethearts of Rhythm w/ Cava Menzies

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Armstrong, Donnegan, & the Sweethearts of Rhythm

Throughout the history of jazz, women have played a major part in the development and evolution of America’s art form despite facing extreme hardship and discrimination as well as an undeniable lack of advocacy among historians and critics. Often toiling away in the background while their male counterparts reveled in the limelight, women instrumentalists, composers and arrangers were seldom acknowledged for their equally prolific and transformative work, needing to fight twice as hard for acceptance among their male counterparts. In this series we will trace the extraordinary accomplishments of America’s blues and jazz women and highlight the shifting paradigm for women in contemporary society.

Artist Personnel

Curated by Rebeca Mauleón

SPECIAL GUESTS

Cava Menzies

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Blues Legends w/ Pamela Rose

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Pioneering Women of Jazz
Blues Legends w/ Pamela Rose

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Blues Legends: Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter & Bessie Smith

Throughout the history of jazz, women have played a major part in the development and evolution of America’s art form despite facing extreme hardship and discrimination as well as an undeniable lack of advocacy among historians and critics. Often toiling away in the background while their male counterparts reveled in the limelight, women instrumentalists, composers and arrangers were seldom acknowledged for their equally prolific and transformative work, needing to fight twice as hard for acceptance among their male counterparts. In this series we will trace the extraordinary accomplishments of America’s blues and jazz women and highlight the shifting paradigm for women in contemporary society.

Artist Personnel

Curated by Rebeca Mauleón

SPECIAL GUESTS

Pamela Rose

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Musicians

Friday, March 28, 12:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars' Kanoa Mendenhall

SFJAZZ Girls Day

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 geared toward intermediate to advanced-level jazz players. All instruments are welcome.

Ideal for girls ages 13-18; maximum 40 students

Family Matinee: Carolina Chocolate Drops

 

Family Matinee
Carolina Chocolate Drops

Downhome Roots Music

Saturday, May 16, 11:00am
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Both fun and educational, Family Matinees provide a window into the exciting world of live jazz. Each one-hour matinee features live performance, audience participation, Q&A and amazing music. For our spring season we are thrilled to treat audiences to some of the biggest names in jazz today! Enjoyed individually or as a series, these Family Matinees will change the way you hear jazz and get families playing together.

This concert will be followed by a Family Workshop in the Joe Henderson Lab. Capacity is limited and space is on a first-come, first served basis.

A limited number of free tickets are available to Bay Area school groups. Please email education@sfjazz.org for more information.

South, the restaurant located at the SFJAZZ Center, will be serving brunch Saturday morning. Click here to view the menu.

"My kids love music and came away happy and inspired. " — Mark Sackett

Gerald Clayton Trio

Both fun and educational, Family Matinees provide a window into the exciting world of live jazz. Each one-hour matinee features live performance, audience participation, Q&A and amazing music. For our spring season we are thrilled to treat audiences to some of the biggest names in jazz today! Enjoyed individually or as a series, these Family Matinees will change the way you hear jazz and get families playing together.

This concert will be followed by a Family Workshop in the Joe Henderson Lab. Capacity is limited and space is on a first-come, first served basis.

A limited number of free tickets are available to Bay Area school groups. Please email education@sfjazz.org for more information.

South, the restaurant located at the SFJAZZ Center, will be serving brunch Saturday morning. Click here to view the menu.

"My kids love music and came away happy and inspired. " — Mark Sackett

Family Matinee: Pamela Rose & Special Guest Allison Miller

 

Family Matinee
Pamela Rose
& Special Guest Allison Miller

The Great Ladies of Jazz & Blues

Saturday, March 21, 11:00am
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Pamela Rose

Pamela Rose & Special Guest Allison Miller

Both fun and educational, Family Matinees provide a window into the exciting world of live jazz. Each one-hour matinee features live performance, audience participation, Q&A and amazing music. For our spring season we are thrilled to treat audiences to some of the biggest names in jazz today! Enjoyed individually or as a series, these Family Matinees will change the way you hear jazz and get families playing together.

This concert will be followed by a Family Workshop with Rhonda Benin in Joe Henderson Lab. Capacity is limited and space is on a first-come, first served basis.

A limited number of free tickets are available to Bay Area school groups. Please email education@sfjazz.org for more information.

South, the restaurant located at the SFJAZZ Center, will be serving brunch Saturday morning. Click here to view the menu.

"My kids love music and came away happy and inspired. " — Mark Sackett

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra & Combo w/ Melissa Aldana & Angela Wellman

 

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Orchestra & Combo
feat. Melissa Aldana
& Angela Wellman

Sunday, March 22, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra & Combo w/ Melissa Aldana & Angela Wellman

 

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Orchestra & Combo
feat. Melissa Aldana
& Angela Wellman

Sunday, March 22, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra & Combo w/ Melissa Aldana & Angela Wellman

 

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Orchestra & Combo
feat. Melissa Aldana
& Angela Wellman

Sunday, March 22, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Melissa Aldana

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars

Founded in 2001, the award-winning SFJAZZ High School All-Stars program has cultivated some of the most talented young players in jazz today. For their spring concert, the All-Stars celebrate the extraordinary contributions of women composers, arrangers and instrumentalists, highlighting works by Mary Lou Williams, Melba Liston, Maria Schneider and others in addition to original compositions by band members. We are honored to feature two remarkable guest soloists for this matinee performance: Melissa Aldana (tenor sax) and Angela Wellman (trombone).

"The All-Stars are some of the most talented and committed young players I’ve ever had a chance to work with. " — Saxophonist Miguel Zenón
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