Clone of Season 1 Education Programs

Classes, Workshops & Family Matinees

ON SALE NOW!

With the opening of the SFJAZZ Center, we are delighted to announce a number of educational programs designed for children and adults, aspiring musicians and experienced singers and instrumentalists.

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.

Tuesdays, May 7 - May 28, 7PM-8:30PM • Jazz Heritage Center
4-class series
Highlights the rich tradition of extraordinary jazz and blues musicians in the Bay Area featuring distinct renowned guest artists each week.

A community ensemble for advanced level musicians ranging in age from 14 to 75, directed by multi instrumentalist, bandleader and composer Adam Theis. This 12-week program highlights classic to contemporary jazz arrangements as well as original repertoire composed by the students themselves, and each session culminates in a free public performance at the beautiful SFJAZZ Center Miner Auditorium.

Thursdays, Feb 21 - May 23, 7-8:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab
14-week series with Mimi Fox

Wednesdays, May 15, 22 & June 5, 7-8:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab
3-week series with Keith Terry

Sunday, June 2, 1-3pm • Joe Henderson Lab
with Hector Lugo & Grupo Aguacero

Wednesday, June 5, 7-9pm • Joe Henderson Lab
with Paul Contos

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.

Introduction to Digital Music

Tuesdays, October 1 - November 19, 6PM-8PM (8-week course)
SFJAZZ Center Digital Lab
SFJAZZ Members: $320 full course; Non-Members: $400 full course
Maximum 8 students
David White, Instructor

In this beginning-level class ideal for older teens and adults, we will use MIDI keyboards, iMacs, and Logic Pro 9 as tools for exploring the broader world of digital audio production, including a survey of gear, software and file types used in the modern DAW (digital audio workstation). Exploration of compositional techniques and musical concepts for beginners will be touched on throughout.

 

Josh Jones & the Jazz-Funk Messengers

Josh Jones

& the Jazz-Funk Messengers

Sunday, August 4, 9:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Josh Jones

The Spirit of the Drum

6-class series
Wednesdays, August 7 - September 11, 7PM-9PM
Museum of the African Diaspora, SF
Non-Members: $20 per class; $120 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $15 per class; $90 full course
John Santos, Instructor


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

True to African tradition, the drum is still the heartbeat of many working class communities in the African diaspora. In this series, we will enter these communities through video clips, photos and rare recordings, as well as take an up-close look at several of the rhythmic instruments used in diverse drumming traditions found in the Americas. We'll also discuss the commonalities, connections and differences between regional forms and how these threatened art forms are the expressive voices of resistance as they have been since colonial times. These are not hands-on, playing classes although some demonstration of rhythms and instruments will be included. Some of the drumming traditions into which we will delve are Abakuá, Arará, Iyesá, Candomblé, Vodún, Batá, Bomba, Samba, Rumba, Cajon Cubano & Peruano, Conga de Comparsa, Palo, Yuka, Makuta, Plena, Bembé, Guiro, Cumbia, Merengue, Quitiplás, Tumba Francesa, and Candombe.

Co-presented by SFJAZZ, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival & MoAD.

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