Master Classes

Deeper into the music

 
Master Classes

Deeper into the music

 
Master Classes

Deeper into the music

 
Master Classes

Deeper into the music

 
Master Classes

Deeper into the music

Ensembles, Master Classes & Workshops

Exciting educational programs designed for teens and adults, aspiring musicians and experienced singers and instrumentalists.

Snarky Puppy

Get Your Groove On w/ Members of Snarky Puppy

Wednesday, Aug 3, 7-8:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab
In this participatory workshop for intermediate to advanced musicians (ages 15 and older), bassist Michael League and members of the award-winning, genre-defying and innovative Snarky Puppy ensemble encourage players to think - and play - outside the box. Bring your axe and prepare to get funky! Rhythm section backline will be provided; please bring your own instruments.

SFJAZZ World Drum Weekend

Sat-Sun, Aug 8-9, 2015 · Joe Henderson Lab
SFJAZZ Education welcomes master percussionists from around the globe to celebrate the power of the drum. Expert faculty include native instructors from Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba, Perú and more! Suitable for all levels, these hands-on workshops will get everyone playing together and sharing the wealth of diverse world rhythms.

Open Session: From the Groove to the Studio
Masterclass w/ Robert Glasper

Saturday, Dec 10, 1-3pm • Joe Henderson Jab
Few artists today have so artfully straddled the jazz/hip-hop universe as keyboardist, bandleader and Grammy-winning producer Robert Glasper. For this exclusive master class, Glasper lets us “take a peek under the hood” of his creative process in producing some of the most groundbreaking music, including his critically-acclaimed score for the Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead. Open to musicians, music producers, composer-arrangers and music fans alike, participants will be able to get a firsthand look into Glasper’s distinct sound, and discover the secrets of his collaborative genius.

3rd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Musicians

Saturday, March 11, 1-5pm • Joe Henderson Lab
Join celebrated women jazz faculty in this very special workshop for female jazz musicians ages 13-18. Essential skills including ensemble techniques, theory and musicianship will be the focus of this special program.

Without a Net: Reimagining the Stage Dynamic
Masterclass w/ Danilo Perez

Saturday, Apr 29, 1-3pm • Joe Henderson Jab
In this very special master class for intermediate to advanced level musicians, Pérez will provide insights into his journey as a member of the stunning Wayne Shorter Quartet, demonstrating techniques for creative ensemble play in this participatory class. Students will be invited to join him on stage and “play without a net,” finding ways to create a cohesive sound in spontaneous ways.