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Thursday, May 1, 7:30pm

Violinist and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Regina Carter takes us on a musical journey that traces her father’s roots as a coal miner in rural Alabama and celebrates the joyous music that infused her early childhood.

Friday, May 2, 7:30pm

Violinist and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Regina Carter takes us on a musical journey that traces her father’s roots as a coal miner in rural Alabama and celebrates the joyous music that infused her early childhood.

Sunday, May 11, 7:00pm

A uniquely audacious trio that has crossed into the mainstream to draw jazz fans and rock aficionados alike. The Bad Plus rose to fame about a decade ago by transforming pop and rock anthems like Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” and Queen’s “We Are the Champions” into epic improvisational journeys.

Friday, May 23, 7:30pm

Night two of Miguel Zenón’s residency features Zenón’s telepathic quartet augmented by percussion master Héctor “Tito” MatosViento de Agua ensemble, and focuses on the rhythmically-charged material from the leader’s fusion of jazz and Puerto Rican folk music, Esta Plena.

Sunday, June 1, 7:00PM

Maverick guitarist Marc Ribot brings his sublimely expressive jazz trio to SFJAZZ Center to conclude his four-night residency. Consisting of Ribot, bass legend Henry Grimes and drummer Chad Taylor, the band was formed from the rhythm section of his Spiritual Unity band, a group devoted to re-creating the music of iconic saxophonist Albert Ayler.

Thursday, June 5, 7:30pm

A collaboration between the pianist and the Grammy-nominated chamber ensemble Imani Winds. The wind quintet is well known for the great diversity of its repertoire, which runs the gamut from Romantic period chamber pieces to atonal 20th century music, tango and jazz. This night of chamber jazz is sure to be a highlight of our season.

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SFJAZZ World Drum Week

Friday-Sunday, August 8-10
Joe Henderson Lab
Youth: $5 · Adults: $20 (per class)


For our second summer in the SFJAZZ Center, we are thrilled to bring together master percussionists from around the globe and celebrate the power of the drum. Expert faculty include Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain and native instructors from Perú, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Japan and the U.S! Suitable for varying levels, these hands-on workshops will get families playing together and share the wealth of diverse world rhythms.

Students are encouraged to bring their own drums to class; some instruments will be provided.

SFJAZZ World Drum Week
Aug 08 7:00pm

The Music of India: Jim Santi Owen & Friends

Aug 09 11:00am

Family Workshop: Afro Haitian Drumming w/ Daniel Brevil

Aug 09 1:00pm

Japanese Taiko Drumming Workshop w/ Bruce "Mui" Ghent

Aug 09 4:00pm

Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena Workshop w/ Hector Lugo

Aug 10 11:00am

Family Workshop: Afro-Peruvian Cajón & Zapateo w/ Gabriela Shiroma & Peta Robles

Aug 10 1:00pm

Indian Tabla Master Class w/ Zakir Hussain

Aug 10 4:00pm

Brazilian Bloco Afro Workshop w/ Alfie Macias

Brazilian Bloco Afro Workshop w/ Alfie Macias

We are thrilled to bring together master percussionists from around the globe to celebrate the power of the drum through this series of hands-on workshops for youth, teens and adults.

Students are encouraged to bring their own drums to class; some instruments will be provided.

Indian Tabla Master Class w/ Zakir Hussain

We are thrilled to bring together master percussionists from around the globe to celebrate the power of the drum through this series of hands-on workshops for youth, teens and adults.

For intermediate to advanced level musicians only. Students are encouraged to bring their own drums to class; some instruments will be provided.

Family Workshop: Afro-Peruvian Cajón & Zapateo w/ Gabriela Shiroma & Peta Robles

 

Family Workshop
Afro-Peruvian Cajón
& Zapateo

w/ Gabriela Shiroma & Peta Robles

Sunday, August 10, 11:00am
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Peta Robles

Family Workshop: Afro-Peruvian Cajón & Zapateo

We are thrilled to bring together master percussionists from around the globe to celebrate the power of the drum through this series of hands-on workshops for youth, teens and adults.

Students are encouraged to bring their own drums to class; some instruments will be provided.

Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena Workshop w/ Hector Lugo

 

Drum Workshop
Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena

w/ Hector Lugo

Saturday, August 9, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Hector Lugo

Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena Workshop w/ Hector Lugo

We are thrilled to bring together master percussionists from around the globe to celebrate the power of the drum through this series of hands-on workshops for youth, teens and adults.

Students are encouraged to bring their own drums to class; some instruments will be provided.

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