School Day Concerts

In celebration of African-American Heritage Month SFJAZZ Education hosted its first ever School Day Concert on February 11, 2016! We welcomed over 500 students from over 6 schools to our Miner Auditorium for a highly interactive performance by Terrence Brewer’s Quintet featuring vocalist Naima Shalhoub. This program aims to further enhance our relationships with our partner schools, and continue our work in developing and nurturing the future jazz audience.

Participating students and teachers:

  • Witnessed call and response, improvisation, and the blues.
  • Explored how the African Diaspora has shaped our musical landscape.
  • Learned how jazz is alive, relevant, and continuing to grow today!

This was the first of many School Day Concerts SFJAZZ will host. If you would like to coordinate a field trip for your school group or wish to receive information about future events please submit this short form. SFJAZZ Education staff will respond to your request.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Vanessa Varela
Community Outreach Coordinator
vvarela@sfjazz.org

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Zoe Keating

Zoë Keating

 

Zoë Keating

Tuesday, June 14, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

On sale to members: Tuesday, May 17
On sale to the public: Thursday, May 19, 11:00 a.m.

Zoë Keating

Groundbreaking composer and performer Zoë Keating creates a universe of music with just a cello, a laptop computer and her own boundless imagination. A prodigy who began cello studies at the age of eight, the Canadian-born Keating worked extensively in the tech industry while performing at night with various rock bands, eventually ditching the day job and combining her formidable musical and technological skills into a visionary hybrid in which layers of cello are combined to form deeply evocative webs of melody and harmony. She has lent her sublime musicianship to a gamut of artists including Amanda Palmer, Thomas Dolby, Pomplamoose, DJ Shadow, Dan Hicks, and Curt Smith of Tears For Fears, and worked extensively for film, television and radio, contributing to the soundtrack of the hit show Breaking Bad and NPR’s Radiolab. Rather than rely a record label, Keating has employed a wildly successful DIY approach for her career, selling 60,000 copies of her self-produced recordings Into The Trees, One Cello x 16: Natoma and One Cello X 16 (EP). This evening promises an experience like no other – a performance by a singular artist exploring an enchanted territory where passion and technology dance in perfect sync.

Artist Personnel

Zoë Keating cello, electronics

Artist Website

"...a distinctive mix of old and new -- layers of sound, that feel more like orchestrations than a solo instrument. " — NPR
"Swoon-inducing. Like taking a triple-shot of Absinthe before stepping outside of the bar just in time to see the sun exploding. " — SF Weekly
"...sublime minimalist music with a pop sensibility. " — SF Weekly

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John Handy Tribute Curated by Miguel Zenón

 

John Handy Tribute
Curated by Miguel Zenón

Sunday, January 22, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

John Handy Tribute Curated by Miguel Zenón

Bobby Hutcherson Tribute Curated by Stefon Harris

 

Bobby Hutcherson Tribute
Curated by Stefon Harris

Saturday, January 21, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

Bobby Hutcherson Tribute Curated by Stefon Harris

Joe Henderson Tribute Curated by Joshua Redman

 

Joe Henderson Tribute
Curated by Joshua Redman

Friday, January 20, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

Joe Henderson Tribute Curated by Joshua Redman

Tony Williams Tribute Curated by Cindy Blackman

 

Tony Williams Tribute
Curated by Cindy Blackman

Thursday, January 19, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

Tony Williams Tribute Curated by Cindy Blackman

Listening Party w/Christian McBride

 

Listening Party
w/ Christian McBride 

Tuesday, September 20, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

Listening Party w/ Christian McBride

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra/Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy

 

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra/
Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy

Thursday, January 26, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra/Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy

Emmy 2016

Saturday, June 4, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 

Emmy 2016

Saturday, June 4, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 
Visiting Presenter Series: Emmy 2016  

Emmy 2016

Saturday, June 4 · 7:00PM
SFJAZZ Center · Robert N. Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Collective: Michael Jackson & Original Compositions

 

SFJAZZ Collective

Music of Michael Jackson
& Original Compositions

Friday, July 1, 7:30pm
at Sonoma State University, Green Music Center

SFJAZZ Collective
Music of Michael Jackson Series: SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Michael Jackson  

SFJAZZ Collective: Michael Jackson & Original Compositions

 

SFJAZZ Collective

Music of Michael Jackson
& Original Compositions

Friday, July 1, 7:30pm
at Sonoma State University, Green Music Center

SFJAZZ Collective
Music of Michael Jackson Series: SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Michael Jackson  

SFJAZZ Collective

SFJAZZ’s resident all-star ensemble presents sparkling new arrangements of music by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and freshly minted compositions by the band. Jackson’s celebrity burned so brightly it often obscured the brilliance of his musical mind, a situation that’s only grown more pronounced since his death in 2009. The SFJAZZ Collective puts the spotlight back where it belongs, interpreting lesser known gems as well as epochal hits from his diverse and endlessly inventive songbook. Much like the investigation of Stevie Wonder’s musical treasure trove, the Collective brings the same probing intelligence, incisive lyricism, harmonic insight and rhythmic energy to well-crafted pop tunes as to material conceived for jazz settings. Inspired by the full breadth of American music, the octet continues to build on a bold decade-long legacy creating original music and exploring the work of nonpareil composers from Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Thelonious Monk to Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner to Horace Silver, Chick Corea and Joe Henderson.

Artist Personnel

Miguel Zenón alto saxophone
David Sánchez tenor saxophone
Sean Jones trumpet
Robin Eubanks trombone
Warren Wolf vibraphone
Edward Simon piano
Matt Penman bass
Obed Calvaire drums

"The Collective [is] the best kind of jazz laboratory; one where the heroes of the past are celebrated alongside these relatively young icons in the making. " — All About Jazz
"You can propose various definitions for what this band represents, but it’s a superbrain for what serious jazz sounds like now. " — The New York Times