SFJAZZ announces its annual Gala on May 8, 2015 will honor Joni Mitchell with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award for her artistic vision and contributions to modern music. The program will feature Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, the award-winning SFJAZZ Collective, and special guests in a tribute to the rich musical legacy of Ms. Mitchell. All proceeds from the SFJAZZ Gala 2015 will support SFJAZZ’s artistic and education programs.


We are currently offering premier patron tables for this evening honoring Joni Mitchell, details on these tables are listed below. To reserve your premier patron table, please contact Stephanie Garcés at 415-283-0364 or sgarces@sfjazz.org.

Concert tickets and other tables from $25,000 - $1,000 will only be available starting in early February, and announced through this web page.

$100,000 Legends Package
· Private dinner with Joni Mitchell, on evening prior to Gala
· Ten premier Gala concert seats
· Table for ten at post-concert supper, with a featured artist at your table
· Pre-concert cocktail reception
· VIP entry to all Gala AfterJam events
· Valet parking and Red Carpet Arrivals
· Joni Mitchell CD box set Love Has Many Faces
· SFJAZZ Collective CD, signed by Collective members
· Recognition on event materials

$50,000 Hero Package
· Ten premier Gala concert seats
· Table for ten at post-concert supper
· Pre-concert cocktail reception
· VIP entry to all Gala AfterJam events
· Valet parking and Red Carpet Arrivals
· Joni Mitchell CD box set Love Has Many Faces
· SFJAZZ Collective CD, signed by Collective members
· Recognition on event materials

To reserve one of the premier patron table options listed above, please contact Stephanie Garcés at 415-283-0364 or sgarces@sfjazz.org.

The Business of Music: Songs, The Soundtrack of your Life

 

The Business of Music
Songs: The Soundtrack of your Life

Wednesday, April 29, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Larry Batiste

Songs: The Soundtrack of your Life

The music business is a multi-million dollar industry, and yet even those who work within it are often unclear as to how to maximize their talent and build a career. This series is designed for vocalists, musicians, and those interested in seeking strategies and information on how to further their careers, as well as music lovers curious about the inner workings of the business. Experts from varying fields will share their perspectives, knowledge and expertise, and highlight the ongoing changes that are shaping the industry today. Non-musicians will gain an appreciation for the diverse subject matter, while musicians will find ways to leverage their talent by having their questions answered. May be enjoyed as a series or individually.

April 29th Class Topic
Guest: Larry Batiste, songwriter, producer, vocalist, publisher, instrumentalist, and arranger

Come learn about songwriting & the marketing of the music.

Artist Personnel

Larry Batiste

Artist Website

The Business of Music: Music & Technology

 

The Business of Music
Music & Technology

Wednesday, April 22, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Chris Wiltsee

Music & Technology

The music business is a multi-million dollar industry, and yet even those who work within it are often unclear as to how to maximize their talent and build a career. This series is designed for vocalists, musicians, and those interested in seeking strategies and information on how to further their careers, as well as music lovers curious about the inner workings of the business. Experts from varying fields will share their perspectives, knowledge and expertise, and highlight the ongoing changes that are shaping the industry today. Non-musicians will gain an appreciation for the diverse subject matter, while musicians will find ways to leverage their talent by having their questions answered. May be enjoyed as a series or individually.

April 22nd Class Topic
Guest: Chris Wiltsee, Senior Director of Business Development at BandPage, songwriter, drummer

As music & tech continue to merge, come learn about today's advancements.

Artist Personnel

Chris Wiltsee

The Business of Music: The Biz

 

The Business of Music
The Biz

Wednesday, April 15, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Michael Ashburne

The Biz

The music business is a multi-million dollar industry, and yet even those who work within it are often unclear as to how to maximize their talent and build a career. This series is designed for vocalists, musicians, and those interested in seeking strategies and information on how to further their careers, as well as music lovers curious about the inner workings of the business. Experts from varying fields will share their perspectives, knowledge and expertise, and highlight the ongoing changes that are shaping the industry today. Non-musicians will gain an appreciation for the diverse subject matter, while musicians will find ways to leverage their talent by having their questions answered. May be enjoyed as a series or individually.

April 15th Class Topic
Guest: Michael Ashburne, Esq.

Come get (music) business savvy~ learn about the people and paperwork behind the music.

Artist Personnel

Michael Ashburne

Artist Website

The Business of Music: Music Artists

 

The Business of Music
Music Artists

Wednesday, April 8, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

The Business of Music

Music Artists

The music business is a multi-million dollar industry, and yet even those who work within it are often unclear as to how to maximize their talent and build a career. This series is designed for vocalists, musicians, and those interested in seeking strategies and information on how to further their careers, as well as music lovers curious about the inner workings of the business. Experts from varying fields will share their perspectives, knowledge and expertise, and highlight the ongoing changes that are shaping the industry today. Non-musicians will gain an appreciation for the diverse subject matter, while musicians will find ways to leverage their talent by having their questions answered. May be enjoyed as a series or individually.

April 8th Class Topic
Guest: Pomplamoose
Come learn how today's music artists survive & thrive in the recording industry, live performance arena and define success on their own terms in this changing music business.

Artist Personnel

Pomplamoose

Artist Website

The Business of Music: Perspectives on an Ever-Changing Industry

4-class series · Wednesdays, April 8 - April 29, 7PM-8:30PM
Joe Henderson Lab
Members: $20/class or $60/full course
Public: $25/class or $75/full course
Curated by Kerry Fiero
Get one class FREE when you buy the full course!

The music business is a multi-million dollar industry, and yet even those who work within it are often unclear as to how to maximize their talent and build a career. This series is designed for vocalists, musicians, and those interested in seeking strategies and information on how to further their careers, as well as music lovers curious about the inner workings of the business. Experts from varying fields will share their perspectives, knowledge and expertise, and highlight the ongoing changes that are shaping the industry today. Non-musicians will gain an appreciation for the diverse subject matter, while musicians will find ways to leverage their talent by having their questions answered. May be enjoyed as a series or individually.

Kerry Fiero began her career in the music industry as a personal manager. For over a decade she guided and directed the careers of signed and independent music acts in the R&B and Jazz genres. Kerry's music industry endeavors also included managing a SF venue, booking an East Bay venue, marketing for a Music Awards show, production work on Music Videos, working at an entertainment law firm and a stint in the SFJAZZ Artistic Dept. Kerry is an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University's Music/ Recording Industry Program where she teaches Applied Strategies: Breaking Into The Music Business, Music Marketing, Event Marketing and Music & Entertainment Event Management. She is also the COO of Suite Treatments, Inc.

The Business of Music
Apr 08 7:00pm

Music Artists

Pomplamoose

Apr 15 7:00pm

The Biz

Michael Ashburne, Esq.

Apr 22 7:00pm

Music & Technology

Chris Wiltsee

Apr 29 7:00pm

Songs: The Soundtrack of your Life

Larry Batiste

 

Sounds of Resistance: Tracing the African American Experience

4-class series · Tuesdays, February 3 - February 24, 7PM-8:30PM
African American Arts & Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street, SF
Members: $20/class or $60/full course
Public: $25/class or $75/full course
Linda Tillery, Instructor
Get one class FREE when you buy the full course!


From the field hollers and work songs of the American South through the era of civil disobedience and into the 21st century, African American music has expressed myriad forms of cultural resistance. In this special series in honor of Black History Month, we will highlight the many secular oral traditions that paved the way for contemporary music in the United States, exploring the lineage of rural forms and their impact on urban life and culture. Join Bay Area vocalist and cultural historian Linda Tillery along with celebrated guest artists for a look at the music behind the movements - from emancipation to civil rights, and from song to spoken word.

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Sounds of Resistance
Feb 03 7:00pm

Songs of the South

Feb 10 7:00pm

The Blues: From Rural to Urban

Feb 17 7:00pm

Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

Feb 24 7:00pm

Jazz and Activism

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Jazz and Activism

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Tracing the African American Experience
Jazz and Activism

Tuesday, February 24, 7:00pm
at African American Arts & Culture Complex

Linda Tillery

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Jazz and Activism

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Tracing the African American Experience
Jazz and Activism

Tuesday, February 24, 7:00pm
at African American Arts & Culture Complex

Nina Simone

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Jazz and Activism

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Tracing the African American Experience
Jazz and Activism

Tuesday, February 24, 7:00pm
at African American Arts & Culture Complex

Harry Belafonte

Jazz and Activism

From the field hollers and work songs of the American South through the era of civil disobedience and into the 21st century, African American music has expressed myriad forms of cultural resistance. In this special series in honor of Black History Month, we will highlight the many secular oral traditions that paved the way for contemporary music in the United States, exploring the lineage of rural forms and their impact on urban life and culture. Join Bay Area vocalist and cultural historian Linda Tillery along with celebrated guest artists for a look at the music behind the movements - from emancipation to civil rights, and from song to spoken word.

Artist Personnel

Linda Tillery, Instructor

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Tracing the African American Experience
Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

Tuesday, February 17, 7:00pm
at African American Arts & Culture Complex

Linda Tillery

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Tracing the African American Experience
Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

Tuesday, February 17, 7:00pm
at African American Arts & Culture Complex

March on Washington

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Tracing the African American Experience
Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

Tuesday, February 17, 7:00pm
at African American Arts & Culture Complex

Jesse Jackson at a rally, 1975

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Tracing the African American Experience
Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

Tuesday, February 17, 7:00pm
at African American Arts & Culture Complex

Bayard Rustin

Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

From the field hollers and work songs of the American South through the era of civil disobedience and into the 21st century, African American music has expressed myriad forms of cultural resistance. In this special series in honor of Black History Month, we will highlight the many secular oral traditions that paved the way for contemporary music in the United States, exploring the lineage of rural forms and their impact on urban life and culture. Join Bay Area vocalist and cultural historian Linda Tillery along with celebrated guest artists for a look at the music behind the movements - from emancipation to civil rights, and from song to spoken word.

Artist Personnel

Linda Tillery, Instructor

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

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