Partnerships & Outreach



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!

Jazz training for advanced middle and high school jazz musicians with expert all-star faculty! Theory, musicianship, improv and audition skills, and more! These workshops take place in Oakland and San Francisco throughout the summer on Saturday afternoons. Reservations open Friday, April 1.

  • Theory, Ear-Training & Sight-Reading
    Sat 7/9, 12-4pm, Oakland School for the Arts, 530 18th St, Oakland
  • Improvisation
    Sat 7/16, 12-4pm, Oakland School for the Arts, 530 18th St, Oakland
  • Jazz Band Skills for Middle School Musicians
    Sat 7/30, 10am-2pm, SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab
  • Audition Skills
    Sat 8/13, 10am-2pm, SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab


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.

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