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Online Concert Series

Fridays at Five

Every Friday At 5 PM PT (8 PM ET)

ABOUT FRIDAYS AT FIVE 
Fridays at Five is a weekly membership-based online concert series that brings people closer to the music, while providing support for artists, through exclusive hour-long broadcasts of SFJAZZ Center archival performances every Friday at 5 PM PT. Conceived to create a unique shared experience, each event features multi-camera HD video and state-of-the-art audio, as well as real-time chats with artists, jazz fans, and SFJAZZ Members.

ENCORE REBROADCAST TIMES
Each week's Fridays At Five concert is now also streaming the following Saturday at 10AM PT. Please note that this rebroadcast does not include a real-time chat.
1PM NYC · 6PM LONDON · 7PM PARIS · 8PM JOHANNESBURG

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"A chance to support the artists and catch up on memorable concerts from years past."SF Classical Voice

"That was super-great ... really immersive, amazing camerawork and the sound was excellent. I just felt like I was inside the music and really in the hall." — SFJAZZ Member

"As coronavirus cancels concerts, I tried a new way to listen to live music." (SFGate)

SFJAZZ's New Virtual Concert Series Embraces the Streaming Age (SFist)

Fridays at Five: Launching a Digital Experience (On the Corner)

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UPCOMING FRIDAYS AT FIVE ARTISTS 

MAR 5 Laurie Anderson & Tammy L. Hall: Songs For Women
MAR 12 ACS Trio
feat. Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, & Esperanza Spalding
MAR 19 Cindy Blackman Santana: Tony Williams Spotlight 
w/ Terence Blanchard, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Kronos Quartet, Members of SFJAZZ Collective & more
MAR 26 Jane Monheit: Songs of Ella Fitzgerald

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MAR 5 | Laurie Anderson & Tammy L. Hall

WATCH MAR 5 • 5 PM PT (8 PM ET)

(Recorded NOV 29, 2018)

One of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers, Laurie Anderson is best known for her wildly inventive music, groundbreaking multi-media presentations and innovative use of technology.

The opening night of her November 2018 week as Resident Artistic Director was a World Premiere collaboration between Anderson and Bay Area-based piano great Tammy L. Hall. In Anderson’s words:

“The first part of the series was inspired by the composer Tammy Hall’s beautiful piece “For Miss Jones”. I love music that’s written for a real person and tries to capture her in a song. I thought it would be interesting to do a collection of pieces we’ve both written for women and make it into a celebration that crosses back and forth from jazz to stories to electronics.”

Laurie Anderson Slides Into SF (On the Corner)

A Q&A With SFJAZZ Resident Artist Director Laurie Anderson (On the Corner)

Answering the 'What If?': The SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Program (On the Corner)

MAR 5 | Laurie Anderson & Tammy L. Hall

WATCH MAR 5 • 5 PM PT (8 PM ET)

(Recorded NOV 29, 2018)

One of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers, Laurie Anderson is best known for her wildly inventive music, groundbreaking multi-media presentations and innovative use of technology.

The opening night of her November 2018 week as Resident Artistic Director was a World Premiere collaboration between Anderson and Bay Area-based piano great Tammy L. Hall. In Anderson’s words:

“The first part of the series was inspired by the composer Tammy Hall’s beautiful piece “For Miss Jones”. I love music that’s written for a real person and tries to capture her in a song. I thought it would be interesting to do a collection of pieces we’ve both written for women and make it into a celebration that crosses back and forth from jazz to stories to electronics.”

Laurie Anderson Slides Into SF (On the Corner)

A Q&A With SFJAZZ Resident Artist Director Laurie Anderson (On the Corner)

Answering the 'What If?': The SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Program (On the Corner)

MAR 12 | ACS Trio

The November 2015 performance by this remarkable trio of pianist Geri Allen, bassist Esperanza Spalding and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is easily one of the landmark moments to occur on the Miner Auditorium stage, and it marked Allen’s last appearance at the SFJAZZ Center before her passing in 2017.

Allen earned her exalted place among jazz’s most influential artists as a visionary pianist and composer, while Spalding was already jazz’s brightest young star before winning a Best New Artist GRAMMY in 2011. A virtuoso drummer and 2021 NEA Jazz Master, Carrington has built a momentous career as a bandleader and composer.

“A group uninterested in resting on its laurels” (Village Voice), this collaboration emerged out of Carrington’s GRAMMY-winning 2011 Concord album The Mosaic Project, bringing telepathic interplay, daunting technique, and a questing spirit of improvisation.

MAR 12 | ACS Trio

The November 2015 performance by this remarkable trio of pianist Geri Allen, bassist Esperanza Spalding and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is easily one of the landmark moments to occur on the Miner Auditorium stage, and it marked Allen’s last appearance at the SFJAZZ Center before her passing in 2017.

Allen earned her exalted place among jazz’s most influential artists as a visionary pianist and composer, while Spalding was already jazz’s brightest young star before winning a Best New Artist GRAMMY in 2011. A virtuoso drummer and 2021 NEA Jazz Master, Carrington has built a momentous career as a bandleader and composer.

“A group uninterested in resting on its laurels” (Village Voice), this collaboration emerged out of Carrington’s GRAMMY-winning 2011 Concord album The Mosaic Project, bringing telepathic interplay, daunting technique, and a questing spirit of improvisation.

MAR 19 | Cindy Blackman Santana: Tony Williams Spotlight

w/ Terence Blanchard, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Kronos Quartet, Members of SFJAZZ Collective & more

Curated by powerhouse drummer Cindy Blackman Santana during our Season 5 Gala week of tribute performances in January 2017, this night honors the work of her mentor and primary inspiration, master drummer Tony Williams. She was joined by an all-star lineup including the Kronos Quartet, Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Terence Blanchard, Edward Simon, Matt Penman, and others.

A bandleader from the start, Blackman Santana made a splash with her all-star 1987 debut before exploding onto the international pop scene with singer Lenny Kravitz. She’s collaborated with Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, and Cassandra Wilson in addition to recent work with her husband, guitar icon Carlos Santana.

A hugely influential artist who rose to fame powering Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet in the mid 1960s, Williams helped pioneer the fusion movement with his Lifetime band. In 1990 the longtime Bay Area resident premiered an SFJAZZ-commissioned work “Rituals” that featured Herbie Hancock and the Bay Area’s Kronos Quartet — a composition that Blackman Santana performs with Kronos for this concert. 

MAR 19 | Cindy Blackman Santana: Tony Williams Spotlight

w/ Terence Blanchard, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Kronos Quartet, Members of SFJAZZ Collective & more

Curated by powerhouse drummer Cindy Blackman Santana during our Season 5 Gala week of tribute performances in January 2017, this night honors the work of her mentor and primary inspiration, master drummer Tony Williams. She was joined by an all-star lineup including the Kronos Quartet, Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Terence Blanchard, Edward Simon, Matt Penman, and others.

A bandleader from the start, Blackman Santana made a splash with her all-star 1987 debut before exploding onto the international pop scene with singer Lenny Kravitz. She’s collaborated with Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, and Cassandra Wilson in addition to recent work with her husband, guitar icon Carlos Santana.

A hugely influential artist who rose to fame powering Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet in the mid 1960s, Williams helped pioneer the fusion movement with his Lifetime band. In 1990 the longtime Bay Area resident premiered an SFJAZZ-commissioned work “Rituals” that featured Herbie Hancock and the Bay Area’s Kronos Quartet — a composition that Blackman Santana performs with Kronos for this concert. 

MAR 26 | Jane Monheit

A singer possessed of “a voice of phenomenal beauty” (NY Times), Jane Monheit returned to the Miner stage in July 2017 with music from her 2016 Emerald City release The Songbook Sessions, her tribute to the music of the legendary First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald — her greatest influence.

Monheit has come a long way since her debut at the Thelonious Monk Institute’s 1998 International Vocal Competition, and the stylistic breadth of her eleven subsequent albums clearly shows a love for the Great American Songbook, the Brazilian pop of Ivan Lins and the hits of Paul Simon, Judy Collins, and Judy Garland. But the undeniable compatibility of Monheit’s incandescent instrument with Ella’s mellifluous, evocative voice and genre-defying approach makes this celebration of Fitzgerald, backed by her longtime trio, a match made in musical heaven.

MAR 26 | Jane Monheit

A singer possessed of “a voice of phenomenal beauty” (NY Times), Jane Monheit returned to the Miner stage in July 2017 with music from her 2016 Emerald City release The Songbook Sessions, her tribute to the music of the legendary First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald — her greatest influence.

Monheit has come a long way since her debut at the Thelonious Monk Institute’s 1998 International Vocal Competition, and the stylistic breadth of her eleven subsequent albums clearly shows a love for the Great American Songbook, the Brazilian pop of Ivan Lins and the hits of Paul Simon, Judy Collins, and Judy Garland. But the undeniable compatibility of Monheit’s incandescent instrument with Ella’s mellifluous, evocative voice and genre-defying approach makes this celebration of Fitzgerald, backed by her longtime trio, a match made in musical heaven.

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Become a Digital Member

Starting at just $5 a month ($60 annually), you can sign up for or gift a digital membership and tune in with friends each Friday at 5 PM (PT) for the latest concert. Proceeds will help the SFJAZZ team prepare to reopen the SFJAZZ Center and bring you the same breadth of live concert and educational programming you're used to. The music will outlive the virus.

Join Today
Get Access to 'Fridays at Five'

Become a Digital Member

Starting at just $5 a month ($60 annually), you can sign up for or gift a digital membership and tune in with friends each Friday at 5 PM (PT) for the latest concert. Proceeds will help the SFJAZZ team prepare to reopen the SFJAZZ Center and bring you the same breadth of live concert and educational programming you're used to. The music will outlive the virus.

Join Today