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.

Master Class w/ Zakir Hussain

Saturday, Apr 2, 1-3pm • Joe Henderson Lab
A hands-on participatory class for advanced tabla players, drummers and percussionists in the art of cross-genre collaboration by renowned tabla master Zakir Hussain.

Free International Jazz Day
Community Jam

Saturday, April 30, 1-3pm • Joe Henderson Lab
If you know your blues changes and scales, have a few standards under your belt, and want to play with some of the Bay Area’s best young players, this jam session is for you!

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.