SFJAZZ World Drum Weekend

Saturday-Sunday, August 5-6
Joe Henderson Lab
Youth: $10 · Adults: $20 (per class)

SFJAZZ Education welcomes master percussionists from around the globe to celebrate the power of the drum. Suitable for all levels, these hands-on workshops will get everyone playing together and sharing the wealth of diverse world rhythms.

Students are encouraged to bring their own drums to class; some instruments will be provided.

Development Events Internship

Job Description

About SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ is a recognized international leader in jazz creation, presentation, and education, exploring the full spectrum of jazz, from the music's origins to its diverse present-day expressions around the world. As a non-profit organization, SFJAZZ works to develop the audience for jazz in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and celebrates jazz as a living art form, built on a constantly evolving tradition.

Summary:

The SFJAZZ Development Events Intern will work alongside members of the Development team and other SFJAZZ staff in assisting with planning and executing fundraising events throughout the year. The intern will gain experience in the following:

  • Operations and communications practices in a high-profile and vibrant performing arts facility
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations 
  • Leveraging live events to increase contributed revenue and build relationships
  • PProject management skills for large-scale events, such as our annual Gala in January, as well as smaller events for major donors and prospects
  • Hands on experience with ticketing and donor management database, Tessitura and event management software, Artifax

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop list of vendors and establish possible in-kind donation opportunities
  • Create a system for maintaining event related inventory
  • Assist the Events Associate in planning and logistics for fundraising and stewardship events
  • Create, maintain, and distribute event production sheets, timeline and other communication documents
  • Maintain RSVP and attendance lists, send updates to key staff as needed
  • Assist in the set-up, registration, and management of events
  • Provide administrative support including data entry, event material archiving, and managing events-related inventory, as well as other tasks as needed
  • Attend production meetings, assisting with weekly notes relevant to the development department

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Organized with acute attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other common office applications
  • Availability to work occasional evening/weekend events

To Apply

Please send your resume in .doc or .pdf format, along with a cover letter explaining your interest in SFJAZZ to: jobs@sfjazz.org with "Development Events Internship" in the subject line. Resumes without all the requested information or sent to other email addresses may not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

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35th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

 

Free Event!
35th Annual San Francisco
Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

w/ John Brothers Piano Company,
North Beach Brass Band + Films

Tuesday, June 6, 5:00pm
at Proxy: Corner of Hayes & Octavia Streets

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35th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

 

Free Event!
35th Annual San Francisco
Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

w/ John Brothers Piano Company,
North Beach Brass Band + Films

Tuesday, June 6, 5:00pm
at Proxy: Corner of Hayes & Octavia Streets

 
Proxy

35th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

 

Free Event!
35th Annual San Francisco
Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

w/ John Brothers Piano Company,
North Beach Brass Band + Films

Tuesday, June 6, 5:00pm
at Proxy: Corner of Hayes & Octavia Streets

PROXY Walk-in Theater

35th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party!

The 35th San Francisco Jazz Festival will kick off with a free celebration at the outdoor PROXY Walk-in Theater in Hayes Valley on Tuesday, June 6 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. This exciting evening will feature live music from John Brothers Piano Company and North Beach Brass Band, plus a beer garden, videos, and food trucks. Proxy is located along Octavia Street between Hayes Street and Fell Street.

"The crown jewel among American jazz festivals " — Chicago Tribune

6-class series · Wednesdays, August 9 - September 13, 7-9PM
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
John Santos, Instructor
Members: $15 per class / $75 full series
Public: $20 per class / $100 full series
John Santos, Instructor
Get one class FREE when you purchase the entire series!

Music and dance remain foundation tools in the identity and documentation of the Afro/Latino/Indigenous peoples of the colonized Americas. As such, the arts become weapons of mass construction, giving hope, courage, clarity and love to countless distressed communities. Many musicians have forsaken the stardom attached to music in the Western world in order to preserve musical traditions that must evolve, but must not perish. This dynamic series will uncover Latin America's long history of the musicians who have defined their art through progressive movements of social change. Joining Santos for the first session is Bay Area multi instrumentalist and native Venezuelan musician-educator, Jackeline Rago and her group. Santos closes out the series with a performance by his Quartet and special guest, spoken word artist Rico Pabón.

SFJAZZ, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (YBGF) and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) are pleased to continue our collaboration in this six-week lecture series hosted by John Santos, featuring live musical examples (in weeks one and six), in addition to selections from Santos’ legendary collection of audio and video recordings.

John Santos' acclaimed yearly series of lectures on the roots of Latin Jazz and Salsa is the longest ongoing series of its kind in existence. He has presented rotating and evolving versions of the series consistently since 1977 in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Precita Valley Community Center, the Mission Cultural Center, the Mission Neighborhood Center, La Raza Graphics, La Peña Cultural Center, and now for the last seven years at the Museum of the African Diaspora under the auspices of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, SFJAZZ and MoAD.

August 9: Class 1. Colombia / Venezuela w/ Jackeline Rago & friends
August 16: Class 2. Cuba
August 23: Class 3. Salsa
August 30: Class 4. Brazil
September 6: Class 5. Puerto Rico
September 13: Class 6. Jazz Latino & Spoken Word w/ the John Santos Quartet & Rico Pabon

Bomba Puertorriqueña

Bomba Puertorriqueña

 

World Drum Weekend
Bomba Puertorriqueña
w/ Hector Lugo & Friends

Sunday, August 6, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Bomba Puertorriqueña

Bomba Puertorriqueña

The Puerto Rican bomba is one of the island’s most enduring African-based forms, bringing intergenerational communities together to drum, sing and dance. Native percussionist and educator Hector Lugo brings his expertise and passion for the rhythms and songs of his homeland to share with us. All ages and levels welcome!

Steel Pan in the City!

Steel Pan in the City!

 

World Drum Weekend
Steel Pan in the City!
w/ Jeff Narell

Sunday, August 6, 1:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Steel Pan in the City!

Steel Pan in the City!

Join internationally known steel panist, Afro-Caribbean percussionist and educator Jeff Narell for an exciting workshop exploring the beautiful sounds of the Trinidadian steel pan. This melodic percussion ensemble of instruments offers a hands-on opportunity to "beat" melodies, chordal rhythms, and bass lines in a large group setting, where simple parts synchronize to create a dynamic soundscape. Come ready to play, move and immerse yourself in this thrilling cultural tradition. All ages and levels welcome!

Gumbo Caribbean Drum Line

Gumbo Caribbean Drum Line

 

World Drum Weekend
Gumbo Caribbean Drum Line
Jaz Sawyer

Sunday, August 6, 11:00am
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Gumbo Caribbean Drum Line

Gumbo Caribbean Drum Line

Renowned drummer and educator Jaz Sawyer brings his drumming and percussion expertise to this exciting New Orleans-style Caribbean drum circle and masterclass, sharing the rhythmic essentials of drumming from countries throughout Africa, the Caribbean, South America and more. We will create a unique gumbo of rhythms to make your body move and lift your spirits! All ages and levels welcome!

Sábado de Rumba

Sábado de Rumba (Rumba Saturday)

 

World Drum Weekend
Sábado de Rumba
(Rumba Saturday)

Jesús Diaz & Friends

Saturday, August 5, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Sábado de Rumba

Sábado de Rumba

What happens when a half-dozen Cuban expats gather around the drums on a Saturday afternoon? Rumba!! Join percussionist, vocalist and bandleader Jesús Diaz and his cadre of cubanos for an immersive day of authentic Cuban drumming, singing and dance. Bring your congas, claves and other percussion, and don’t forget your dancing shoes. All ages and levels welcome!

John Santos, instructor

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Jazz Latino & Spoken Word

 

Discover Jazz Series
Sounds of Resistance:
Afro-Latin Liberation Music and Movement
6-class series

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

John Santos, instructor

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Jazz Latino & Spoken Word

 

Discover Jazz Series
Sounds of Resistance:
Afro-Latin Liberation Music and Movement
6-class series

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

Rico Pabon

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Jazz Latino & Spoken Word

 

Discover Jazz Series
Sounds of Resistance:
Afro-Latin Liberation Music and Movement
6-class series

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

Sounds of Resistance

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Jazz Latino & Spoken Word

 

Discover Jazz Series
Sounds of Resistance:
Afro-Latin Liberation Music and Movement
6-class series

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

The John Santos Sextet
John Santos, instructor

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Jazz Latino & Spoken Word

 

Discover Jazz Series
Sounds of Resistance:
Afro-Latin Liberation Music and Movement
6-class series

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

John Santos, instructor

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Jazz Latino & Spoken Word

 

Discover Jazz Series
Sounds of Resistance:
Afro-Latin Liberation Music and Movement
6-class series

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

Rico Pabon

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Jazz Latino & Spoken Word

 

Discover Jazz Series
Sounds of Resistance:
Afro-Latin Liberation Music and Movement
6-class series

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

Sounds of Resistance

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Jazz Latino & Spoken Word

 

Discover Jazz Series
Sounds of Resistance:
Afro-Latin Liberation Music and Movement
6-class series

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

The John Santos Sextet

Sounds of Resistance: Jazz Latino & Spoken Word

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
685 Mission Street, S.F.

John Santos, Instructor

Music and dance remain foundation tools in the identity and documentation of the Afro/Latino/Indigenous peoples of the colonized Americas. As such, the arts become weapons of mass construction, giving hope, courage, clarity and love to countless distressed communities. Many musicians have forsaken the stardom attached to music in the Western world in order to preserve musical traditions that must evolve, but must not perish. This series will uncover Latin America's long history of the musicians who have defined their art through progressive movements of social change.

Class 6. Jazz Latino & Spoken Word
w/ the John Santos Quartet & Rico Pabón

As Cuba’s sister island, Puerto Rico shares the same colonial history of resistance, forging a symbiotic relationship with Cuba celebrated by poets, dancers, musicians and statesmen. The Afro-Puerto Rican styles known as Bomba and Plena have always been on the front line of the movement against slavery and oppression. Jibaro musicians, originally from rural areas, have also expressed their views of independence with much musical creativity. We will include Ramito, Pedro Flores, Rafael Cepeda, Rafael Hernandez, Lucecita Benitez, Roberto Roena, Ismael Rivera, Rafael Cortijo, Kianí Medina, Juan Gutierrez, Danny Rivera, Viento de Agua, Desde Zero, and Andres Jimenez in our conversation.

SFJAZZ, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (YBGF) and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) are pleased to continue our collaboration in this six-week lecture series hosted by John Santos, featuring live musical examples (in weeks one and six), in addition to selections from Santos’ legendary collection of audio and video recordings.

John Santos, instructor

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Puerto Rico

 

Discover Jazz Series
Sounds of Resistance:
Afro-Latin Liberation Music and Movement
6-class series

Wednesday, September 6, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

John Santos, instructor

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Puerto Rico

 

Discover Jazz Series
Sounds of Resistance:
Afro-Latin Liberation Music and Movement
6-class series

Wednesday, September 6, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

Sounds of Resistance
John Santos, instructor

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Puerto Rico

 

Discover Jazz Series
Sounds of Resistance:
Afro-Latin Liberation Music and Movement
6-class series

Wednesday, September 6, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

John Santos, instructor

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Puerto Rico

 

Discover Jazz Series
Sounds of Resistance:
Afro-Latin Liberation Music and Movement
6-class series

Wednesday, September 6, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

Sounds of Resistance

Sounds of Resistance: Puerto Rico

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
685 Mission Street, S.F.

John Santos, Instructor

Music and dance remain foundation tools in the identity and documentation of the Afro/Latino/Indigenous peoples of the colonized Americas. As such, the arts become weapons of mass construction, giving hope, courage, clarity and love to countless distressed communities. Many musicians have forsaken the stardom attached to music in the Western world in order to preserve musical traditions that must evolve, but must not perish. This series will uncover Latin America's long history of the musicians who have defined their art through progressive movements of social change.

Class 5. Puerto Rico
As Cuba’s sister island, Puerto Rico shares the same colonial history of resistance, forging a symbiotic relationship with Cuba celebrated by poets, dancers, musicians and statesmen. The Afro-Puerto Rican styles known as Bomba and Plena have always been on the front line of the movement against slavery and oppression. Jibaro musicians, originally from rural areas, have also expressed their views of independence with much musical creativity. We will include Ramito, Pedro Flores, Rafael Cepeda, Rafael Hernandez, Lucecita Benitez, Roberto Roena, Ismael Rivera, Rafael Cortijo, Kianí Medina, Juan Gutierrez, Danny Rivera, Viento de Agua, Desde Zero, and Andres Jimenez in our conversation.

SFJAZZ, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (YBGF) and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) are pleased to continue our collaboration in this six-week lecture series hosted by John Santos, featuring live musical examples (in weeks one and six), in addition to selections from Santos’ legendary collection of audio and video recordings.