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Classes & Workshops

Exciting educational programs designed for children and adults, aspiring musicians and experienced singers, and instrumentalists. Workshops, master classes, digital labs, jazz appreciation, lectures, and more.

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A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available to all SFJAZZ Education programs. For more information, please email scholarships@SFJAZZ.org or call 415.283.0343.

Masterclass

INSIDE THE AFRO-CUBAN RHYTHM SECTION

For this exclusive workshop, GRAMMY Award-winning drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernández of Irakere 50 reveals the extraordinary technical prowess and mastery of independence at the heart of Afro-Cuban drumming. Free for students.

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Masterclass

INSIDE THE AFRO-CUBAN RHYTHM SECTION

For this exclusive workshop, GRAMMY Award-winning drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernández of Irakere 50 reveals the extraordinary technical prowess and mastery of independence at the heart of Afro-Cuban drumming. Free for students.

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Sat, Mar 9 • 11AM-2PM

10th Annual Girls Day Workshop

In honor of Women’s History Month, SFJAZZ Education is pleased to continue a Bay Area tradition of advocacy for emerging female and gender expansive youth with our 10th annual Girls Day workshop! A focus of this special session will highlight the importance of developing musical independence, providing students with tools and techniques to strengthen your musicianship. Joining our amazing faculty for this hands-on session for jazz instrumentalists and vocalists is renowned alto saxophonist and composer Caroline Davis. Whether you are just beginning in your musical journey or are already performing, this workshop is designed to help you cultivate your creativity and independence!

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Sat, Mar 9 • 11AM-2PM

10th Annual Girls Day Workshop

In honor of Women’s History Month, SFJAZZ Education is pleased to continue a Bay Area tradition of advocacy for emerging female and gender expansive youth with our 10th annual Girls Day workshop! A focus of this special session will highlight the importance of developing musical independence, providing students with tools and techniques to strengthen your musicianship. Joining our amazing faculty for this hands-on session for jazz instrumentalists and vocalists is renowned alto saxophonist and composer Caroline Davis. Whether you are just beginning in your musical journey or are already performing, this workshop is designed to help you cultivate your creativity and independence!

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Sat, Apr 20 • 2nd Annual

SFJAZZ STUDENT POETRY SHOWCASE

SFJAZZ’s Education Department welcomes nationally renowned spoken word poets and jazz musicians to celebrate the youth we serve. This event will feature students from Jazz in the Middle, SFJAZZ’s premiere middle school arts programs, student musicians, youth poets from the Bay Area, and our star-studded staff of Teaching Artists for an afternoon of poetry, jazz and reflection on how these art forms work together to move us toward a brighter future.

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Sat, Apr 20 • 2nd Annual

SFJAZZ STUDENT POETRY SHOWCASE

SFJAZZ’s Education Department welcomes nationally renowned spoken word poets and jazz musicians to celebrate the youth we serve. This event will feature students from Jazz in the Middle, SFJAZZ’s premiere middle school arts programs, student musicians, youth poets from the Bay Area, and our star-studded staff of Teaching Artists for an afternoon of poetry, jazz and reflection on how these art forms work together to move us toward a brighter future.

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Digital Lab

Our In-Person Digital Lab class series resumes at the SFJAZZ Center! Small boutique music production classes with top shelf instructors covering Beat Making, Audio Production, Arranging, Recording, Mixing, Ableton Live and Logic Pro. Take your projects to the next level with the Digital lab series.

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Digital Lab

Our In-Person Digital Lab class series resumes at the SFJAZZ Center! Small boutique music production classes with top shelf instructors covering Beat Making, Audio Production, Arranging, Recording, Mixing, Ableton Live and Logic Pro. Take your projects to the next level with the Digital lab series.

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Discover Jazz

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

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Discover Jazz

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

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Monthly Curated Jam Session Series

SFJAM: Free Community Jam Session

SFJAZZ announces our new community jam session series, SFJAM! These free monthly open jam sessions in the Joe Henderson Lab provide a space for all Bay Area musicians to come together and perform in an inclusive, multigenerational setting.

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Monthly Curated Jam Session Series

SFJAM: Free Community Jam Session

SFJAZZ announces our new community jam session series, SFJAM! These free monthly open jam sessions in the Joe Henderson Lab provide a space for all Bay Area musicians to come together and perform in an inclusive, multigenerational setting.

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