Community

Partnerships & Outreach

Community

Partnerships

SFJAZZ brings world-class jazz artists out of the concert hall and into the community, connecting youth and adults, students and professionals, musicians and non-musicians, with a diverse array of interactive workshops. Since 1984, SFJAZZ has reached out to youth and adult audiences with in-school performances and programs in alternative, intimate, and formal settings.

Our Partners Include:

African American Arts and Culture Complex
Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD)
Oakland Public Conservatory (OPC)
Old Skool Cafe
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Unified School District
Youth Art Exchange
Youth Speaks
Yerba Buena Arts & Events

Summer Outreach Clinics

SFJAZZ Education presents FREE summer jazz workshops for high school and advanced middle school musicians!

Taught by leading Bay Area educators and limited to 30 students, each FREE workshop is designed to improve core skills, including improvisation, sight-reading, rhythm, and much more, in a fun and welcoming environment.

July 11th, 12:30-4:30pm: Middle School Audition Skills - Oakland School for the Arts
July 25th, 12:30-4:30pm: Theory, Ear-training, Sight-Reading - Oakland School for the Arts
August 1st, 11am-3pm: Improvisation - SFJAZZ Center
August 15th, 11am-3pm: Audition Skills - SFJAZZ Center

To sign up for our free summer jazz workshops, fill out this form. If you have any questions, please contact eputnam@sfjazz.org for more information.

SFJAZZ-OPC Academy

SFJAZZ Education and the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music (OPC) have identified several goals related to issues of ethnic and gender equity and access to jazz education. This partnership between both SFJAZZ and OPC will serve to strengthen and sustain educational opportunities for middle and high school musicians of color in the Oakland community, and provide essential training for these students to ultimately cultivate proficiency and excellence in jazz.

Learn more by visiting opcmusic.org/PARTNERSHIPS.php