SFJAZZ Gala Honoring Zakir Hussain

This annual gala party and fundraiser honors the top artists in contemporary music. With a concert featuring once-in-a-lifetime performances, cocktails and cuisine by the Bay's top chefs, and celebrities in music, film, literature, and politics dancing the night away with SFJAZZ Members, there isn't a more fun way to support the artistic and educational outreach activities of SFJAZZ.

The SFJAZZ Gala 2017 honors master percussionist and Bay Area resident Zakir Hussain with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award. Hussain is universally acknowledged as the world's greatest table virtuoso and has played an essential role bringing the unsurpassed rhythmic sophistication of North Indian classical music into a diverse array of settings, from Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project and Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, to the legendary groups Remember Shakti and Sangam with Eric Harland and Charles Lloyd.

Artist Personnel

Special Guests
Joe Lovano
Bill Frisell
Terence Blanchard
Joshua Redman
Stefon Harris
Cindy Blackman
Mary Stallings
Kronos Quartet
+ more TBA

SFJAZZ Collective
Miguel Zenón
David Sanchez
Sean Jones
Robin Eubanks
Edward Simon
Warren Wolf
Matt Penman
Obed Calvaire

Bags

 

With bold, beachy stripes in a slouchy shopper silhouette, our roomy canvas tote bag is the ultimate carry-all. An SFJAZZ Exclusive. Sturdy 100% Cotton, zipper and two convenient outer pockets. Machine washable.
Non-Member: $30
Member: $27.00

Your SFJAZZ bFold folding tote bag will be your go-to bag, as a reusable grocery bag, weekend tote bag, gym bag, travel bag, or kids duffel bag. It features an extra strong reinforced bottom to better hold groceries or even your laptop. Water and spill resistant and machine washable, this folding tote bag will hold 50 lbs of your things!

Non-Member: $15
Member: $13.50

Buyepongo

Buyepongo

 
Buyepongo

Friday, July 22, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 

On sale to Members: Thursday, June 23 at 11:00 a.m.
On sale to the public: Friday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. 

Buyepongo

With its roots in the deeply entrenched Cumbia music tradition, Los Angeles-based band Buyepongo expands beyond the expected – fusing the dance-friendly style with the diverse influences of California’s hip-hop, jazz, and funk scene as well as the music of Mexico, Central America, and South America into a piquant, buoyant mix they’ve dubbed “buyangú.” Formed by vocalist and guacharaquero Edgar “Meshlee” Modesto and his bassist brother, Buyepongo began as a traditional Cumbia band, until a pivotal a trip to Beliza and Guatemala opened their eyes to embracing the culture all around them. With a name that translates as “to cause a ruckus,” Buyepongo has used their signature grooves and ironclad work ethic to rise through the local scene and share stages with artists including Ozomatli, Os Mutantes, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Booker T, and Antibalas. Their debut album, Todo Mundo (All the World), brings together a global kaleidoscope of influences and flavors, bound by the band’s irrepressible energy and evocative songwriting.

Artist Personnel

Edgar “Meshlee” Modesto vocals, percussion
Angel Hernandez woodwinds
Jorge “Yuka” Vallejo guitar, clarinet, accordion, vocals
Randy Modesto bass

Artist Website

"A group that pushes Latin music to the limit " — Wax Poetics
"Buyepongo go beyond cumbia to forge their own sound " — L.A. Weekly

Associate Director, Membership & Donor Services

Job Description

SUMMARY

The Associate Director, Membership & Donor Services is the key staff person overseeing stewardship of more than 11,000 donors giving up to $1,000 annually while developing strategies to grow SFJAZZ membership. The role focuses on two priorities: creating engaging membership campaigns and providing vision and guidance for a Donor Services team of three, including supervising the Donor Services Manager. Success requires the ability to inspire thoughtful collaboration with staff in the Development, Marketing, Box Office, Operations, and Artistic departments and a strong understanding of the motivations of a curious, diverse and deeply engaged base of music fans.

 

ABOUT SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a beautiful and perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million dollar Center launched in 2013 and the 34-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district. The budget for the 2015-16 Season is more than $14 million with about half coming from ticket revenues.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES to comprise specific scope of work include:

 

  • Develop and implement ambitious annual plans for the acquisition and retention of Members and annual fund donors, as well as long-term strategy that aligns with the organization’s vision.
  • Supervise the Donor Services Manager and lead the Donor Services team, ensuring successful execution of all member appeals, renewals, pledge reminders, and event invitations via mail, email, and phone.
  • Conceive campaigns and collateral materials in promotion of the membership program, including renewal and acquisition marketing, benefits development and descriptions, and customer service communications.
  • Manage the design and production of membership collateral; facilitate meetings, timelines, and communication between Development, Marketing, consultants and vendors in the successful execution of appeals and campaigns.
  • Create, track and report on membership revenue and expenses. Analyze membership trend and direct response reports to make decisions that will grow membership and deepen donor engagement.
  • Research, identify, and develop new strategies for increasing giving amongst current donors, reinstating lapsed donors, and acquiring new donors, including utilizing the organization’s digital initiatives to establish an international membership base.
  • Coordinate fulfillment of benefits and stewardship for all levels below Leaders Circle.
  • Attend cultivation, educational, and artistic events in order to meet Members, represent the organization, and remain familiar with the constituent experience.
  • Establish and maintain a high level of customer service for all current and prospective donors at performances, at the SFJAZZ Box Office, and over phone and email, including handling of sensitive customer service issues and the training of staff in customer service policies and techniques.
  • Collaborate with Marketing in creating and maintaining a strong membership message across sfjazz.org and related sites, as well as social media.
  • Collaborate with Leaders Circle staff in upgrading Members to Leaders Circle levels.
  • Participate in Board of Trustees Development Committees meetings as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

 

STATUS AND SCOPE

  • Experience running a highly successful membership/engagement program for a cultural or entertainment organization, including significant direct marketing experience.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with direct response analysis and A/B testing techniques.  
  • Strong attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects.
  • Ability to work well with diverse personalities across position levels and departments.
  • Extensive experience with customer relationship management databases.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work well with minimum supervision.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Interest in jazz and related music.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and five to seven years of direct marketing experience within cultural institutions or the entertainment industry.

Working Conditions:

The work schedule varies from customary office hours to unpredictable hours, with the potential for long hours during critical periods and special events. This job occasionally requires work during evenings and weekends.

Salary:

The salary will be based upon professional and academic experience.

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the email address: jobs [at] sfjazz [dot] org. Writing and other work samples are welcome. Mention “Associate Director, Membership & Donor Services” in the subject line. Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until the position filled. 

Listening Party w/ Rosanne Cash

Listening Party
w/ Rosanne Cash 

Wednesday, May 17, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

Listening Party w/ Rosanne Cash

Come into the SFJAZZ “living room” and hear artists and tastemakers spinning their favorite recordings while in conversation with SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. Listening Parties offer listeners the chance to get behind-the- scenes and hear about music from the artist’s perspective. The format is an on-stage conversation in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium, accompanied by the artist’s pick of recorded, and sometimes live, excerpts. The conversation closes with questions from the audience followed by a reception with the artist.

ABOUT ROSANNE CASH
Cash is a towering figure in Americana and part of a royal musical lineage. She has landed nearly a dozen #1 country hit singles while earning 13 GRAMMY nominations and winning three for her newest Blue Note album The River & the Thread. Her creativity as a songwriter extends to her acclaimed work as an author, with leading publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Oxford-American and New York Magazine have published her essays and fiction. She authored a volume of short stories, Bodies of Water, as well as an acclaimed memoir, Composed.

Artist Personnel

Rosanne Cash
Randall Kline

Artist Website

Listening Party w/ Ted Gioia

Listening Party
w/ Ted Gioia 

Sunday, October 16, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 
How to Listen to Jazz Series: Listening Party w/ Ted Gioia  

Listening Party w/ Ted Gioia

Come into the SFJAZZ “living room” and hear artists and tastemakers spinning their favorite recordings while in conversation with SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. Listening Parties offer listeners the chance to get behind-the- scenes and hear about music from the artist’s perspective. The format is an on-stage conversation in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium, accompanied by the artist’s pick of recorded, and sometimes live, excerpts. The conversation closes with questions from the audience followed by a reception with the artist.

ABOUT TED GIOIA
The author, music historian, pianist, producer, and superstar jazz journalist shares his insights into decoding the mysteries of the great American art form – the subject of his newest book, How to Listen to Jazz. Like the book, this night will be a fun, accessible way to better understand and appreciate the music. The New York Times selected two of Gioia’s books, The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, as notable books of the year, and he was a co-founder of Stanford University’s jazz studies program. His other books include The Jazz Standards, and The Birth (and Death) of the Cool.

Artist Personnel

Ted Gioia
Randall Kline

Artist Website

Listening Party w/Vijay Iyer

Listening Party
w/ Vijay Iyer

Wednesday, February 8, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

Listening Party w/ Vijay Iyer

Come into the SFJAZZ “living room” and hear artists and tastemakers spinning their favorite recordings while in conversation with SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. Listening Parties offer listeners the chance to get behind-the- scenes and hear about music from the artist’s perspective. The format is an on-stage conversation in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium, accompanied by the artist’s pick of recorded, and sometimes live, excerpts. The conversation closes with questions from the audience followed by a reception with the artist.

ABOUT VIJAY IYER
A pianist, composer, educator, and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient, Iyer is an artist of great intellect and versatility whose approach embraces diverse influences from Indian classical music and the avant-garde to modern hip hop and electronic music, filtered through the jazz tradition. He won the “quadruple crown” in DownBeat’s 2012 Critics Poll in the categories of Jazz Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, Pianist of the Year and Album of the Year, and was appointed Professor of the Arts at Harvard University in 2014. He was the 2015-2016 Artist in Residence at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Artist Personnel

Vijay Iyer
Randall Kline

Artist Website

Zakir Hussain

SFJAZZ Gala Honoring Zakir Hussain

SFJAZZ Gala

Honoring Zakir Hussain

Wednesday, January 18, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Zakir Hussain

SFJAZZ Gala Honoring Zakir Hussain

SFJAZZ Gala

Honoring Zakir Hussain

Wednesday, January 18, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

SFJAZZ Gala Honoring Zakir Hussain

SFJAZZ Gala

Honoring Zakir Hussain

Wednesday, January 18, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

SFJAZZ Gala Honoring Zakir Hussain

SFJAZZ Gala

Honoring Zakir Hussain

Wednesday, January 18, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

SFJAZZ Gala Honoring Zakir Hussain

This annual gala party and fundraiser honors the top artists in contemporary music. With a concert featuring once-in-a-lifetime performances, cocktails and cuisine by the Bay's top chefs, and celebrities in music, film, literature, and politics dancing the night away with SFJAZZ Members, there isn't a more fun way to support the artistic and educational outreach activities of SFJAZZ.

The SFJAZZ Gala 2017 honors master percussionist and Bay Area resident Zakir Hussain with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award. Hussain is universally acknowledged as the world's greatest table virtuoso and has played an essential role bringing the unsurpassed rhythmic sophistication of North Indian classical music into a diverse array of settings, from Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project and Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, to the legendary groups Remember Shakti and Sangam with Eric Harland and Charles Lloyd.

Artist Personnel

Special Guests
Joe Lovano
Bill Frisell
Terence Blanchard
Joshua Redman
Stefon Harris
Cindy Blackman
Mary Stallings
Kronos Quartet
+ more TBA

SFJAZZ Collective
Miguel Zenón
David Sanchez
Sean Jones
Robin Eubanks
Edward Simon
Warren Wolf
Matt Penman
Obed Calvaire

Open House

SFJAZZ Center Anniversary Celebration - Free MLK Day Open House!

Free Event!
SFJAZZ Center Anniversary Celebration
Free MLK Day Open House

Monday, January 16, 11:00am
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 
Open House Series: Free MLK Day Open House  

SFJAZZ Center Anniversary Celebration - Free MLK Day Open House!

“Jazz speaks to life...This is triumphant music.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

To celebrate our 5th Anniversary Season, we kick off 2017 by honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and welcoming families to explore our beautiful space, listen to exciting live music, and find out more about America’s art form, jazz. Join the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra and special musical guests for a wonderful day of music, children’s activities, and tours of the beautiful SFJAZZ Center!

2016-17 Season Date View - Member Events

  2016-17 Season

September 2016
Sep 08 7:00pm 8:30pm

Season 5 Opening Night

Julian Lage Trio
w/ Scott Colley & Kenny Wollesen 

Joe Henderson Lab

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Sep 08 7:30pm

Season 5 Opening Night

An Evening with Pat Metheny
with Antonio Sánchez, Linda Oh,
& Gwilym Simcock 

Miner Auditorium

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Sep 20 7:30pm

Members-Only Listening Party

Listening Party
w/ Christian McBride 

Miner Auditorium

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Sep 22 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Ed Reed & Anton Schwartz
play John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman's
The Gentle Side of John Coltrane

Joe Henderson Lab

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Sep 23 7:30pm

West Coast Debut

Christian McBride’s New Jawn Quartet
feat. Marcus Strickland, Josh Evans
& Nasheet Waits 

Miner Auditorium

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October 2016
Oct 20 7:30pm

Music of Miles Davis

SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

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Oct 20 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Erik Jekabson
plays Chet Baker's
It Could Happen to You

Joe Henderson Lab

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Oct 21 7:30pm

Music of Miles Davis

SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

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Oct 22 7:30pm

Music of Miles Davis

SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

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Oct 23 4:00pm

Music of Miles Davis

SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

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November 2016
Nov 17 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Wally Schnalle
plays Art Blakey's
Moanin'

Joe Henderson Lab

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Nov 25 7:30pm

Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt & Django All-Stars

Miner Auditorium

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December 2016
Dec 15 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Jamie Davis
sings Nat King Cole's
The Magic of Christmas

Joe Henderson Lab

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Dec 17 7:30pm

Creole Christmas

Etienne Charles
Creole Christmas Dance Party 

Miner Auditorium

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Dec 29 7:30pm

Funky New Year

Maceo Parker
w/ special guest Judith Hill 

Miner Auditorium

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Dec 30 7:30pm

Funky New Year

Maceo Parker
w/ special guest Judith Hill 

Miner Auditorium

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January 2017
Jan 01 7:00pm

Funky New Year

Maceo Parker
& special guest Judith Hill 

Miner Auditorium

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Jan 26 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate Festival

Roger Glenn
plays Cal Tjader's
Soul Sauce

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jan 27 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate Festival

Destiny Muhammad
plays Alice Coltrane's
Journey in Satchidananda

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jan 28 7:30pm

A Tribute to Local Greats

John Santos Sextet
w/ guests Samora Pinderhughes,
Elena Pinderhughes & more 

Miner Auditorium

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Jan 28 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate Festival

Jazz Mafia
plays Miles Davis's
Birth of the Cool

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jan 29 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate Festival

Joe Gilman
plays Dave Brubeck Quartet's
Time Out

Joe Henderson Lab

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February 2017
Feb 11 7:30pm

Trio + 2

Vijay Iyer Trio
w/ Ambrose Akinmusire & Mark Shim 

Miner Auditorium

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Feb 15 7:30pm

From Paris With Love

Paris Combo

Miner Auditorium

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Feb 23 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Atta Kid
plays Lee Morgan's
The Sidewinder

Joe Henderson Lab

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Feb 24 7:00pm 8:30pm

SFJAZZ Collective Saxophonist

Miguel Zenón Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

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Feb 24 7:30pm

ECM Week: Duos

Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/
Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo 

Miner Auditorium

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Feb 25 7:00pm 8:30pm

SFJAZZ Collective Saxophonist

Miguel Zenón Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

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Feb 26 5:30pm 7:00pm

SFJAZZ Collective Saxophonist

Miguel Zenón Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

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March 2017
Mar 16 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Kristen Strom
plays Stan Getz's
Sweet Rain

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 23 7:30pm

Still Dreaming

Joshua Redman,
Ron Miles, Scott Colley
& Brian Blade

Miner Auditorium

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Mar 30 7:30pm

The Art of the Bass

Dave Holland, solo
—SHOW POSTPONED

Miner Auditorium

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April 2017
Apr 16 3:00pm

Buena Vista Social Club Re-Visited

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 20 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Dayna Stephens
plays Joe Henderson's
Power to The People

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 21 7:30pm

Real Live

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano
w/ John Santos

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 21 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Patrick Wolff
plays Joe Henderson's
Our Thing

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 22 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Howard Wiley
plays Joe Henderson's
Lush Life

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 23 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Mad Duran
plays Joe Henderson's
Inner Urge

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 2017
May 05 7:30pm

Brazilian Jazz

Mary Stallings
Evening of Brazilian music
w/ pianist Bruce Barth + more

Miner Auditorium

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May 18 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Morales, Dyer and Green
sing Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
The Hottest New Group in Jazz

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 25 7:30pm

Tribute To Ernesto Lecuona

Chucho Valdés,
Gonzalo Rubalcaba,
& Michel Camilo

Miner Auditorium

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