Jazz and Blues Legends of the Bay Area

4-class series
Tuesdays, May 7 - 28, 7PM-8:30PM • Jazz Heritage Center
Non-Members: $25 per class; $100 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $20 per class; $80 full course

Jazz history, live performance, classic audio and exciting video make Koret Discover Jazz the most distinctive jazz appreciation course available for adults.

We are thrilled to co-present another dynamic program in the historic Fillmore District of San Francisco! This unique four-part series in partnership with the Jazz Heritage Center highlights the rich tradition of extraordinary jazz and blues musicians in the Bay Area – the unsung heroes in our own backyard – featuring distinct renowned guest artists each week in the visually inspired setting of the Lush Life Gallery. Combining story-telling, live performance and multi media, this program will bring audiences up close and personal with the legends in our midst. Joining us for this very special series will be Bay Area vocal treasure Denise Perrier (May 7), blues ambassador Alvon Johnson (May 14), jazz guitar virtuoso Calvin Keys (May 21) and soulful vocalist Nicolas Bearde (May 28).

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Ain’t I Got a Right to The Tree of Life

6-class series
Wednesdays, April 3 - May 8, 7PM-8:30PM • Joe Henderson Lab
Non-Members: $25 per class; $125 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $18 per class; $90 full course
Linda Tillery, Instructor

Jazz history, live performance, classic audio and exciting video make Koret Discover Jazz the most distinctive jazz appreciation course available for adults.

Join vocalist, educator and Bay Area treasure Linda Tillery on a six-week exploration of music and rhythms of the African Diaspora. Participants will learn African chants, African-American spirituals, field hollers, work songs, children’s play songs, ring shouts, traditional Afro-Caribbean songs and music from the Gullah traditions of Georgia and South Carolina. Class sessions will include lots of singing, plus the use of videos and recordings to stimulate discussion. Articles and reflections that are rooted in the socio-historical experiences of African-Americans and Africans will be incorporated into a simple course reader.

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

The Bass

6-class series
Wednesdays, February 13 - March 20, 7-8:30PM • Joe Henderson Lab*
*Due to popular demand, the February 27th class will be held in Robert N. Miner Auditorium
Non-Members: $25 per class; $125 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $18 per class; $90 full course

Cory Combs, Instructor

Jazz history, live performance, classic audio and exciting video make Koret Discover Jazz the most distinctive jazz appreciation course available for adults. In our first spring series in the new SFJAZZ Center, we will go in depth on the bass, showcasing the development, sounds, influential musicians, and legacy of the instrument. Joining us will be several world-renowned bassists, including Christian McBride, Marcus Miller, Mark Dresser and Michael Manring, and celebrated drummers Peter Erskine and Matt Wilson, who will provide the drummer’s unique perspective. Additional musical guests include Jeff Marrs (drums), Mark Levine and Myra Melford (piano), Andrew Speight and Mary Fettig (sax), Peter Horvath (keyboards), members of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars and more! Taught by bassist and educator Cory Combs, this course may be enjoyed individually or as a series.

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Family Matinees

in Robert N. Miner Auditorium

These affordably priced family-friendly concerts are a great way for you to pass your love of jazz onto the next generation. Bring the kids, the grandkids, and the neighbor’s kids to the gorgeous new SFJAZZ center for an engaging, entertaining and interactive musical experience.

Family Workshops
Select Family Matinees are followed by interactive workshops in the Joe Henderson Lab. Capacity is limited to 50 participants and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign ups take place at a table in the lobby on the day of the concert.

A limited number of free tickets are available to Bay Area school or community groups. If you are interested in bringing your school or community group to a Family Matinee, please fill out our ticket request form.

Family Matinees
Oct 11 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Zakir Hussain

Miner Auditorium

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Nov 15 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Gypsy Jazz
w/ Hot Club
of San Francisco

Miner Auditorium

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Dec 13 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Lemony Snicket & Marcus Shelby

Miner Auditorium

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Matinee: The Next Generation

Family Matinee

The Next Generation

Saturday, June 8, 11:00am
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Fun for the whle family!
Family Matinee Series Series: Family Matinees  

Matinee: The Next Generation

Family Matinee

The Next Generation

Saturday, June 8, 11:00am
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Fun for the whle family!
Family Matinee Series Series: Family Matinees  

Matinee: The Next Generation

Family Matinee

The Next Generation

Saturday, June 8, 11:00am
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Fun for the whle family!
Family Matinee Series Series: Family Matinees  

Education Events Calendar

Classes, Workshops & Family Matinees

SFJAZZ has a number of educational programs designed for children and adults, aspiring musicians and experienced singers and instrumentalists.

2014-15 Digital Lab Program
Oct 06 6:30pm

Digital Lab: Introduction to Ableton Live

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 07 6:30pm

Digital Lab: Introduction to Logic Pro X

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 08 6:30pm

Digital Lab: Intro to Digital Performance

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 27 6:30pm

Digital Lab: Advanced Ableton Live

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 28 6:30pm

Digital Lab: Advanced Logic Pro X

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Nov 01 11:00am

Digital Lab: Introduction to ProTools

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Great Jazz Saxophonists
Oct 08 7:00pm

Joe Henderson

Joe Henderson Lab

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Oct 15 7:00pm

Lester Young & Dexter Gordon

Joe Henderson Lab

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Oct 22 7:00pm

Sonny Rollins & Wayne Shorter

Joe Henderson Lab

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Oct 29 7:00pm

John Coltrane

Joe Henderson Lab

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Nov 05 7:00pm

Archie Shepp & Michael Brecker

Joe Henderson Lab

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Family Matinees
Oct 11 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Zakir Hussain

Miner Auditorium

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Nov 15 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Gypsy Jazz
w/ Hot Club
of San Francisco

Miner Auditorium

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Dec 13 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Lemony Snicket & Marcus Shelby

Miner Auditorium

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2014-15 Season Master Classes
Nov 15 1:00pm

Gypsy Jazz Jam
Master Class
w/Dorado Schmitt

Joe Henderson Lab

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SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Nov 22 8:00pm

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars

Joe Henderson Lab

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Dec 14 1:00pm

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars w/ Ravi Coltrane

Miner Auditorium

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Monday Night Band
Dec 08 7:30pm

Monday Night Band
Showcase w/ Adam Theis

Miner Auditorium

Free!

A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available to all programs. Please contact SFJAZZ Education for info: scholarships@sfjazz.org, 415-283-0343.

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