Spotlight: Bobby Hutcherson Birthday Celebration - Sold out!

Bobby Hutcherson

Birthday Celebration
featuring McCoy Tyner, Savion Glover & more!

Sunday, January 27, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Bobby Hutcherson

Spotlight: Bobby Hutcherson Birthday Celebration - Sold out!

Bobby Hutcherson

Birthday Celebration
featuring McCoy Tyner, Savion Glover & more!

Sunday, January 27, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

McCoy Tyner

Spotlight: Bobby Hutcherson Birthday Celebration - Sold out!

Bobby Hutcherson

Birthday Celebration
featuring McCoy Tyner, Savion Glover & more!

Sunday, January 27, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Savion Glover

Spotlight: Bobby Hutcherson Birthday Celebration - Sold out!

Bobby Hutcherson

Birthday Celebration
featuring McCoy Tyner, Savion Glover & more!

Sunday, January 27, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Joshua Redman

Spotlight: Bobby Hutcherson Birthday Celebration - Sold out!

Bobby Hutcherson

Birthday Celebration
featuring McCoy Tyner, Savion Glover & more!

Sunday, January 27, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Mary Stallings

Spotlight: Bobby Hutcherson Birthday Celebration - Sold out!

Bobby Hutcherson

Birthday Celebration
featuring McCoy Tyner, Savion Glover & more!

Sunday, January 27, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Collective

Historic Opening Night Concert: Sold out!

Historic
Opening Night
Concert

Wednesday, January 23, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

McCoy Tyner

Historic Opening Night Concert: Sold out!

Historic
Opening Night
Concert

Wednesday, January 23, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Chick Corea

Historic Opening Night Concert: Sold out!

Historic
Opening Night
Concert

Wednesday, January 23, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Esperanza Spalding

Historic Opening Night Concert: Sold out!

Historic
Opening Night
Concert

Wednesday, January 23, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Joshua Redman

Historic Opening Night Concert: Sold out!

Historic
Opening Night
Concert

Wednesday, January 23, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Joe Lovano

Historic Opening Night Concert: Sold out!

Historic
Opening Night
Concert

Wednesday, January 23, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Bobby Hutcherson

Historic Opening Night Concert: Sold out!

Historic
Opening Night
Concert

Wednesday, January 23, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Mary Stallings

Historic Opening Night Concert: Sold out!

Historic
Opening Night
Concert

Wednesday, January 23, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

John Handy

Historic Opening Night Concert: Sold out!

Historic
Opening Night
Concert

Wednesday, January 23, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Pete Escovedo

Historic Opening Night Concert: Sold out!

Historic
Opening Night
Concert

Wednesday, January 23, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Bill Cosby

Scott Hamilton Quintet

Scott Hamilton
Quintet

with Harry Allen

Wednesday, February 20, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Scott Hamilton
Swing Time Series: Scott Hamilton Quintet  

Scott Hamilton Quintet

Scott Hamilton
Quintet

with Harry Allen

Wednesday, February 20, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Harry Allen
Swing Time Series: Scott Hamilton Quintet  

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra

 

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Orchestra

Advanced High School Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, May 18, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Modern Masters Series: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars  

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra

 

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Orchestra

Advanced High School Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, May 18, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Modern Masters Series: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars  

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra

 

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Orchestra

Advanced High School Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, May 18, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Modern Masters Series: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars  

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra

 

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Orchestra

Advanced High School Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, May 18, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Modern Masters Series: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars  

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra

 

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Orchestra

Advanced High School Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, May 18, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Modern Masters Series: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars  

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo: Sold out!

 

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Combo

Mondavi Center SFJAZZ High School All-Stars

Saturday, March 30, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo
Cutting Edge Series: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars  

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo: Sold out!

 

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Combo

Mondavi Center SFJAZZ High School All-Stars

Saturday, March 30, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo
Cutting Edge Series: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars  

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo: Sold out!

 

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Combo

Mondavi Center SFJAZZ High School All-Stars

Saturday, March 30, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo
Cutting Edge Series: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars  

The Lyrical Side of Jazz Playing

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

Non-Members: $40
SFJAZZ Members: $30

In this very special master class for musicians of all levels, renowned saxophonist, educator and Monterey Jazz Festival Education Director Paul Contos demonstrates how to express various forms of melody in the jazz language through playing techniques, including: developing your own personal approach to melody, incorporating varying techniques to improve your improvisational skills, and using harmonic knowledge to enhance melodic playing. The jazz lexicon will be used to display the many tools utilized by musicians to interpret song as an individual expressive medium and develop one’s personal style. Open to all melodic instruments, this unique class will help push musicians to embrace a more creative side of melodic interpretation and highlight the many possibilities within the standard jazz repertoire. Open to musicians and vocalists of all levels, and ideal for students having a basic familiarity with chords and scales as well as proficiency on his/her instrument.

Afro Puerto Rican Drum & Song

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

Non-Members: $35
SFJAZZ Members: $25

This hands-on workshop will focus on four of the most popular Seises de Bomba (Bomba sub-genres) from the Santurce tradition: the sicá, the yubá, the cuembé and the holandés. Participants will learn the basic rhythmic patterns characteristic of each one of these styles, as well as techniques of playing the barriles (barrel drums), cuás (sticks) and maraca (shaker), the traditional instruments of the Puerto Rican Bomba. Participants will also learn one song for each of these seises, exploring the origins, evolution, and significance of Bomba in Puerto Rico’s rich musical culture. Héctor Lugo, musical director of Bay Area-based ensembles Grupo Aguacero and La Mixta Criolla, will lead the workshop. The session will begin a fabulous demonstration of Bomba music and dance by Grupo Aguacero! No previous experience necessary; instruments provided.

Body Music

3-week series with Keith Terry
Wednesdays May 15, 22 & June 5, 7-8:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab
May 29th's class has been rescheduled for June 5th, same time and place. Thank you!

Non-Members: $35 per class; $105 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $25 per class; $75 full course

Body Music – also known as Body Percussion and Body Drumming – is the oldest music on the planet. Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks, they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, snap, sing and chant their musical ideas. Join Keith Terry in a three-part exploration of this amazing music played on the instrument we all share – the human body. Session one (5/15) surveys the field of traditional styles, from African-American hambone and Flamenco palmas to Sumatran saman and Ethiopian armpit music. Session two (5/22) introduces the basics of Keith's contemporary style of Body Music he's been developing over the past thirty-five years, based on his training as a jazz drummer, as well as his years of intensive study and collaboration with world rhythmic systems. Session three culminates the series with a performance by Keith Terry with special guests Evie Ladin & Cecilia Engelhart. No previous experience necessary.

*May 29th's class has been rescheduled for June 5th.

Club Skills for Brass Players

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED

 

6-week series with Chuck MacKinnon
Sundays, Apr 7 - May 19, 1-2:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab

Non-Members: $35 per class; $210 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $25 per class; $150 full course

Taught by jazz trumpeter Chuck McKinnon, Club Skills is a six-week group lesson that prepares trumpeters and trombonists for the club performance environment. This will be a supportive atmosphere where you will attain the repertoire and improvisational skills necessary to perform in the jazz tradition, focusing on memorization of the easiest songs that can be played at jam sessions worldwide. Individualized, level-appropriate repertoire preparation will be developed for each participant in addition to instruction in jam session etiquette. Historical perspective of the jazz trumpet tradition will be presented, including transcriptions and analysis of key trumpeters such as Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, and Woody Shaw. Space is limited to ten (10) aspiring brass players (older teens and adults) with knowledge of major scales and the desire to improvise.

Core Concepts for the Vocal Jazz Improviser

with Kitty Margolis
Saturday, March 2, 1-4pm • Joe Henderson Lab

Non-Members: $150
SFJAZZ Members: $120

SOLD OUT!

Want to make the transformational leap from “jazzy” singer to “Jazz” singer? In this master class, critically acclaimed vocalist/educator and recording artist Kitty Margolis will offer her unique insight into the secrets of vocal jazz from the nuts and bolts to the heart and soul. Well-known for her straightforward, inspiring and humorous approach in imparting the complexities of the improvisational mind-set, the globetrotting Margolis – whose award-winning recordings have earned her top-ten airplay and an international fan-base – has been a guest lecturer in the jazz studies programs of the world’s renowned universities and high schools. Says one gratified workshop participant; “I learned more in one life-changing hour with Kitty than a whole year of jazz instruction.” A world-class accompanist will be on hand. Come ready to sing and leave with deeper understanding, refreshed motivation, and new chops. This unique session will be limited to ten (10) intermediate and advanced-beginner level vocalists.

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