Lisa Hilton / Solo Piano / Day & Night

Friday, March 10, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Visiting Presenter Series: Lisa Hilton  

Lisa Hilton / Solo Piano / Day & Night

Friday, Mar 10 · 8:00 pm
SFJAZZ Center · Joe Henderson Lab

Student Membership Intern

Job Description


A part-time position in that reports to SFJAZZ’s Marketing Department, to research and develop a Student Membership program, a trackable “student rush” ticket system, as well as foster and maintain relationships with educators, music programs, organizations and student groups in the Bay Area.


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 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 2016-17 Season is more than $16 million with more than half coming from ticket revenues.


  • Build a network of contacts in music education at the high school through college level in the Bay Area 
  • Research student discount and membership models used by other organizations 
  • Visit schools and organizations to talk with students and educators about student membership and rush tickets 
  • Assist in creating a database for student members 
  • Assist in marketing student membership via physical and digital collateral (i.e. flyers, e-cards, email, social) 
  • Collect feedback from students and educators to help optimize the student membership program 
  • Research education and school events SFJAZZ might participate in to build its presence among students 

This list of duties and responsibilities is not to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.


  • Knows the music, how to speak to educators and HS-college- age students, both music majors and non-majors who are music fans. Has a bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program. 
  • 12-15 hours/week. Flexible schedule. 20 hours/week max. Salary negotiable. 3 month initial commitment.

Giant Steps

Giant Steps Levels of Membership






Pink Martini

Pink Martini: Tour Kick-Off Party


Pink Martini:
Tour Kick-Off Party

Sunday, November 27, 9:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Celebration of new album 'Je dis oui' Series: Pink Martini  

On sale to Members: Thursday, October 27 at 11:00 a.m.
On sale to the public: Tuesday, November 1 at 11:00 a.m. 

Pink Martini: Tour Kick-Off Party

Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its cross-genre mix of classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the Americas. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden. Since then, the band has gone on to play with more than 50 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House, and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London. Their SFJAZZ debut will kick off the tour for their new album Je dis oui! Look for some old favorites too, plus some holiday tunes for the season.

Artist Personnel

Thomas M. Lauderdale piano
China Forbes vocals
Gavin Bondy trumpet
Antonis Andreou trombone
Nicholas Crosa violin
Phil Baker upright bass
Dan Faehnle guitar
Timothy Nishimoto vocals and percussion
Brian Davis congas and percussion
Miguel Bernal congas
Reinhardt Melz drums and percussion

"Impressive at every musician’s station, this ensemble produces music that’s charming and elegant. " — Variety
"China Forbes’s elegant, crisp voice brings a wonderful frostiness to Pink Martini’s ability to leaven sincerity with kitschness. " — The Guardian (UK)

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As a composer, he has scored music for numerous feature films, including Ismael Merchant and James Ivory’s Heat and Dust, in which he also acted. He has composed three concertos including the first-ever concerto for tabla and orchestra, which premiered in India in September 2015, in Europe and the UK in 2016, and will be performed in the USA in April 2017 by the National Symphony Orchestra at Kennedy Center. His collaborations in dance have included work with Mark Morris Dance Group and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. He is the recipient of countless honors, including multiple GRAMMY awards, the Padma Bhushan, National Heritage Fellowship and Officier in France’s Order of Arts and Letters. In 2015, he was voted “Best Percussionist” by both the DownBeat Critics’ Poll and Modern Drummer’s Reader’s Poll.

Zakir settled in the Bay Area to teach at San Rafael’s Ali Akbar College of Music in 1972, and has maintained his role as an educator, conducting many workshops and lectures each year. He has been in residence at Princeton University and Stanford University, and in 2015, was appointed Regents Lecturer at UC Berkeley. Zakir first appeared with SFJAZZ in 1990 in collaboration with tenor saxophone legend Joe Henderson, and was an SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director from 2013 until 2016.

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