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 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
Feb 14 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Marcus Shelby Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

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Mar 21 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Pamela Rose
& guest Allison Miller

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 25 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Gerald Clayton Trio

Miner Auditorium

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May 16 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Carolina Chocolate Drops

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
Feb 02 6:30pm

Digital Lab: Ableton Live Level I

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Feb 03 6:30pm

Digital Lab: Logic Pro X Level I

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Feb 04 6:30pm

Digital Lab: Songwriting & Digital Performance

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Mar 02 6:30pm

Digital Lab: Ableton Live Level II

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Mar 03 6:30pm

Digital Lab: Logic Pro X Level II

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Mar 07 11:00am

Digital Lab: Recording & Mixing w/ ProTools

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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

Songs of the South

African American Arts & Culture Complex

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Feb 10 7:00pm

The Blues: From Rural to Urban

African American Arts & Culture Complex

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Feb 17 7:00pm

Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

African American Arts & Culture Complex

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Feb 24 7:00pm

Jazz and Activism

African American Arts & Culture Complex

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Family Matinees
Feb 14 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Marcus Shelby Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

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Mar 21 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Pamela Rose
& guest Allison Miller

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 25 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Gerald Clayton Trio

Miner Auditorium

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May 16 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Carolina Chocolate Drops

Miner Auditorium

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

Blues Legends

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 11 7:00pm

The Sweethearts of Rhythm

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 18 7:00pm

Mary Lou Williams

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 25 7:00pm

Vocal Legends

Joe Henderson Lab

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SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Mar 22 2:00pm

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

Miner Auditorium

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SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Mar 22 2:00pm

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

Miner Auditorium

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2014-15 Season Master Classes
Mar 28 12:00pm

SFJAZZ Girls Day:
Free Workshop for
Female Musicians

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 30 12:00pm

Vocal Master Class w/ Kitty Margolis

Joe Henderson Lab

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The Business of Music
Apr 08 7:00pm

Music Artists

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 15 7:00pm

The Biz

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 22 7:00pm

Music & Technology

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 29 7:00pm

Songs: The Soundtrack of your Life

Joe Henderson Lab

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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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