"What makes SFJAZZ so special? It brings jazz into the schools so young people can discover the beauty and proud history of the music."
— Sonny Rollins
Our School Programs support the San Francisco Unified School District’s Arts Education Master Plan to make music education accessible to all.
SFJAZZ Director of Education Rebeca Mauleón, recipient of 2016 SFUSD DREAMCATCHER AWARD
“Because under her leadership the educational partnership between SFJAZZ and the SFUSD has grown and been strengthened, providing a model that promotes the great American art form, jazz, connecting it to a dynamic new curriculum, that values improvisation, risk, creative intuition and the silence between the notes.”
—Dr. John Calloway, SFUSD Music Program Supervisor
Each Year Our School Programs:
- Serve over 2,000 students per year, 60% of whom represent Title 1 schools
- Provide over 11,000 hours of instruction per year
- Create over 300 work opportunities for local artists
- Donate over 3,000 SFJAZZ Center concert tickets to public schools and community groups
- Provide students and educators special access to select interactive sound checks, rehearsals, concerts and professional development workshops
Jazz in the Middle
Jazz in the Middle fosters connections between core subjects and the arts. Public Middle School students learn jazz concepts, experience music performance, and write creatively.” Learn more.
Jazz in Session
Jazz in Session collaborates with schools in strengthening existing music instruction programs by making jazz education accessible to the Bay Area public school community. Learn more.
School Day Concerts
School Day Concerts aim to further enhance our relationships with our partner schools, and continue our work in developing and nurturing the future jazz audience. These School Day Concerts are accompanied by a curriculum tailored for young students, making important connections to the roots of jazz. Learn more.
Community Outreach Coordinator