GALA AfterJam w/ Charles Bradley

GALA AfterJam
with Charles Bradley

Friday, May 16, 10:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
SFJAZZ Gala Afterjam 2014 Series: Special Event  

GALA AfterJam with Charles Bradley

This is your chance to be part of SFJAZZ’s party of the year! A limited number of tickets are now available for this glamorous, late-night evening of celebration in support of SFJAZZ’s award-winning artistic and educational programs.

What’s included:

  • GALA AfterJam concert with Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires -- a signature blend of funk and soul that will keep the dance floor packed late into the evening.
  • Access to the GALA party tent, beginning at 10pm.
  • Complimentary open bar featuring signature craft cocktails by Charles Phan.
  • Late-night edibles by some of San Francisco’s finest food trucks.
  • Complimentary valet parking.

About Charles Bradley

A decade ago, Charles Bradley was a struggling soul singer who impersonated James Brown in little clubs in Brooklyn, where he’d spend his teenage years living on the street and sleeping in subway cars. Then Gabriel Roth, co-owner of the soul music-revival label Daptone, happened to catch Bradley’s act. Hit by the gritty power of the man’s voice, Roth signed and recorded him. In 2011, at the age 62, Bradley released his first album, No Time for Dreaming, a set of original songs born of hard knocks and sung with a passionate intensity that made people sit up and listen. The hit record brought the singer to national attention. Bradley, whose sound recalls Otis Redding, began performing for ecstatic crowds at major music events across the country, from South By Southwest, to San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival, garnering kudos and coverage from Rolling Stone and other publications. Last year, the man who calls himself “The Screaming Eagle of Soul” released his second CD, Victim of Love. This is his much-anticipated SFJAZZ debut.

Please note:
All attendees must be 21 or over. Valid photo ID required. No refunds or exchanges. All sales are final. Ticket price includes $100 tax-deductible donation to SFJAZZ.

"Approaching every song as if it might be his last… " — Chicago Tribune
"Dressed like the illegitimate child of Otis Redding and Ravish Rick Rude, Bradley pours every drop of gasoline he has onto the fire. " — exclaim.ca

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Thursday, May 1, 7:30pm

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Friday, May 2, 7:30pm

Violinist and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Regina Carter takes us on a musical journey that traces her grandfather’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

Miguel Zenón’s telepathic quartet is 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. 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

Pianist and composer Jason Moran is well known for crossing musical genres, blending jazz, blues, hip-hop, rock and classical music into his performances. This evening, he collaborates with the Grammy-nominated ensemble, Imani Winds. Formed in 1997, the wind quintet has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Kennedy Center and festivals worldwide.

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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.

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