Education Events Calendar

Classes, Workshops & Family Matinees

SFJAZZ has a number of educational programs designed for children and adults, aspiring musicians and experienced singers and instrumentalists.

A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available to all programs. Please contact SFJAZZ Education for info: scholarships@sfjazz.org.

By Program

Education Events by Program

  Upcoming Education Events

5th Annual World Drum Weekend
Aug 05 1:00pm

Sábado de Rumba

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 06 11:00am

Gumbo Caribbean Drum Line

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 06 1:30pm

Steel Pan in the City!

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 06 4:00pm

Bomba Puertorriqueña

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jazz Appreciation
Aug 09 7:00pm

Discover Jazz Course:
Sounds of Resistance, Colombia & Venezuela w/ Jackeline Rago & friends

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Aug 16 7:00pm

Discover Jazz Course: Sounds of Resistance, Cuba

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Aug 23 7:00pm

Discover Jazz Course:
Sounds of Resistance, Salsa

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Aug 30 7:00pm

Discover Jazz Course:
Sounds of Resistance, Brazil

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Sep 06 7:00pm

Discover Jazz Course:
Sounds of Resistance, Puerto Rico

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Sep 13 7:00pm

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

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Family Matinees
Sep 23 11:00am

Family Matinee
w/ Teodross Avery
& Friends

Miner Auditorium

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Oct 28 11:00am

Family Matinee
w/ SFJAZZ Collective:
Music of Thelonious Monk

Miner Auditorium

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Nov 18 11:00am

Family Matinee
w/ Linda Tillery
& The Cultural Heritage Choir

Miner Auditorium

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Dec 16 11:00am

Family Matinee
w/ Daniel Handler, Marcus Shelby
& Friends

Miner Auditorium

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Feb 24 11:00am

Family Matinee
w/ Marcus Shelby Quintet

Miner Auditorium

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Mar 24 11:00am

Family Matinee
w/ Pamela Rose
& Friends

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 21 11:00am

Family Matinee
w/ Paula West

Miner Auditorium

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May 12 11:00am

Family Matinee
w/ Doug Goodkin
& The Pentatonics

Miner Auditorium

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2017-18 Digital Lab Program
Sep 23 1:00pm

Intro to Audio Production & The Digital Studio

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 11 7:00pm

Jazz & Hip-Hop in the Mix

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 21 1:00pm

Intro to Audio Production & The Digital Studio

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 25 7:00pm

DJing & Live Performance With Ableton

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Nov 15 7:00pm

The Art of Controllerism

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Nov 18 1:00pm

Live Looping & Spontaneous Composition

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Dec 09 1:00pm

The Art & Science of Mastering

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Mar 10 1:00pm

Intro to Audio Production & The Digital Studio

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Mar 24 1:00pm

Live Looping & Spontaneous Composition

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Apr 04 7:00pm

Jazz & Hip-Hop in the Mix

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Apr 11 7:00pm

DJing & Live Performance With Ableton

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Apr 18 7:00pm

Intro to Composition with Logic

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Apr 21 1:00pm

Making Your Mixes Shine

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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May 12 1:00pm

Intro to Audio Production & The Digital Studio

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Discover Jazz: The Music of Monk
Oct 18 7:30pm

Stride to Bebop
w/ Randy Weston

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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Oct 25 7:00pm

The Composer
w/ Edward Simon

Joe Henderson Lab

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Nov 01 7:00pm

The Collaborator
w/ Patrick Wolff

Joe Henderson Lab

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Nov 08 7:30pm

The Influencer
w/ Paul Contos

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band & Combo
Nov 19 7:30pm

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Alumni

Joe Henderson Lab

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Dec 09 1:00pm

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Big Band & Combo
Winter Concert

Miner Auditorium

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May 20 1:00pm

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Big Band & Combo
Spring Concert

Miner Auditorium

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Monday Night Band
Dec 11 7:30pm

Monday Night Band:
Winter Showcase Concert

Miner Auditorium

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May 14 7:30pm

Monday Night Band:
Spring Showcase Concert

Miner Auditorium

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Discover Jazz: The Great Jazz Women
Mar 14 7:00pm

Melba Liston
w/ Natalie Cressman

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 21 7:00pm

Odetta
w/ Linda Tillery

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 28 7:00pm

Mary Lou Williams
w/ Tammy Hall

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 04 7:00pm

Hitmakers
w/ Pamela Rose

Joe Henderson Lab

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Master Classes & Workshop
May 17 11:00am

SFJAZZ Girls Day

Joe Henderson Lab

By Date

Education Events by Date

  Upcoming Education Events

September 2017
Sep 23 11:00am
Celebrating John Coltrane

Family Matinee
w/ Teodross Avery
& Friends

Miner Auditorium

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Sep 23 1:00pm
Digital Lab Program

Intro to Audio Production & The Digital Studio

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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October 2017
Oct 11 7:00pm
Digital Lab Program

Jazz & Hip-Hop in the Mix

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 18 7:30pm
Discover Jazz Class

Stride to Bebop
w/ Randy Weston

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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Oct 21 1:00pm
Digital Lab Program

Intro to Audio Production & The Digital Studio

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

Buy Tickets
Oct 25 7:00pm
Discover Jazz Class

The Composer
w/ Edward Simon

Joe Henderson Lab

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Oct 25 7:00pm
Digital Lab Program

DJing & Live Performance With Ableton

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 28 11:00am
100 Years of Monk

Family Matinee
w/ SFJAZZ Collective:
Music of Thelonious Monk

Miner Auditorium

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November 2017
Nov 01 7:00pm
Discover Jazz Class

The Collaborator
w/ Patrick Wolff

Joe Henderson Lab

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Nov 08 7:30pm
Discover Jazz Class

The Influencer
w/ Paul Contos

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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Nov 15 7:00pm
Digital Lab Program

The Art of Controllerism

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Nov 18 11:00am
Hippity Hop: Play Songs & Roots Music

Family Matinee
w/ Linda Tillery
& The Cultural Heritage Choir

Miner Auditorium

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Nov 18 1:00pm
Digital Lab Program

Live Looping & Spontaneous Composition

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Nov 19 7:30pm
Big Band & Combo

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Alumni

Joe Henderson Lab

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December 2017
Dec 09 1:00pm
Award-Winning

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Big Band & Combo
Winter Concert

Miner Auditorium

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Dec 09 1:00pm
Digital Lab Program

The Art & Science of Mastering

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Dec 11 7:30pm
SFJAZZ Community Ensemble

Monday Night Band:
Winter Showcase Concert

Miner Auditorium

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Dec 16 11:00am
Dizzy Atmosphere: Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie

Family Matinee
w/ Daniel Handler, Marcus Shelby
& Friends

Miner Auditorium

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February 2018
Feb 24 11:00am
Sounds of Freedom

Family Matinee
w/ Marcus Shelby Quintet

Miner Auditorium

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March 2018
Mar 10 1:00pm
Digital Lab Program

Intro to Audio Production & The Digital Studio

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Mar 14 7:00pm
Discover Jazz Class

Melba Liston
w/ Natalie Cressman

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 21 7:00pm
Discover Jazz Class

Odetta
w/ Linda Tillery

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 24 11:00am
The Blues is a Woman

Family Matinee
w/ Pamela Rose
& Friends

Miner Auditorium

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Mar 24 1:00pm
Digital Lab Program

Live Looping & Spontaneous Composition

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Mar 28 7:00pm
Discover Jazz Class

Mary Lou Williams
w/ Tammy Hall

Joe Henderson Lab

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April 2018
Apr 04 7:00pm
Discover Jazz Class

Hitmakers
w/ Pamela Rose

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 04 7:00pm
Digital Lab Program

Jazz & Hip-Hop in the Mix

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Apr 11 7:00pm
Digital Lab Program

DJing & Live Performance With Ableton

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Apr 18 7:00pm
Digital Lab Program

Intro to Composition with Logic

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Apr 21 11:00am
Telling Stories: Jazz & The American Spirit

Family Matinee
w/ Paula West

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 21 1:00pm
Digital Lab Program

Making Your Mixes Shine

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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May 2018
May 12 11:00am
From Roots to Branches: Jazz for All Ages

Family Matinee
w/ Doug Goodkin
& The Pentatonics

Miner Auditorium

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May 12 1:00pm
Digital Lab Program

Intro to Audio Production & The Digital Studio

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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May 14 7:30pm
SFJAZZ Community Ensemble

Monday Night Band:
Spring Showcase Concert

Miner Auditorium

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May 17 11:00am
4th Annual

SFJAZZ Girls Day

Joe Henderson Lab

May 20 1:00pm
Award-Winning

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Big Band & Combo
Spring Concert

Miner Auditorium

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Sonny Rollins

After winning every possible distinction including 2011 Kennedy Center Honors (saluted by Barack Obama, broadcast on CBS), the NEA Jazz Master title, Montreal’s Miles Davis Award, the National Medal of Arts, multiple Grammys and honorary doctorates, what is there left for Sonny Rollins to do? Plenty. At 82, the tenor sax titan just keeps raising the bar, delivering performances of stunning brilliance and intensity. The music world is still abuzz over Road Shows Vol. 2, which includes four tracks from his epochal 80th birthday celebration at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. It’s the latest treasure from Rollins since he launched his own label, Doxy, with the acclaimed studio recording Sonny, Please. From his early career as a sideman with legends Bud Powell, Miles Davis and Clifford Brown to his unrivaled solo career that produced such jazz cornerstones as Saxophone Colossus, Tenor Madness, Way Out West, The Bridge and East Broadway Rundown, Sonny Rollins continues to chart a course as a true giant and perhaps the greatest living improviser in jazz. We’re proud that his performances have been a glorious part of SFJAZZ tradition across the past two decades.

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SFJAZZ Center construction jamming along

Now Select Your Own Seats!

SFJAZZ is excited to announce that we have just upgraded our online ticketing system. This upgrade has many new features including the option to Select-Your-Own-Seats for all Paramount Theatre, Davies Symphony Hall, and upcoming SFJAZZ Center performances.

From September through June, the most creative and compelling musicians on the scene — Dave Holland, Brad Mehldau, Jason Moran, Mariza and Bill Frisell — perform at the beautiful new SFJAZZ Center, often in four-night runs showing their artistic range.

Thank you!

On Monday, January 21st, our long-time vision became a reality as SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos and High School All-Stars alum Laila Smith cut the ribbon, offically opening the new SFJAZZ Center to the public.

SFJAZZ wants to thank everyone who took part in this festive celebration, which included the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, four sold out tours, live music, games, and more!

Opening Day Sponsors

SFJAZZ gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their generous sponsorship of the SFJAZZ Center Grand Opening events, including the exclusive Member events, Grand Opening Day and the Historic Opening Night Concert. SFJAZZ Grand Opening artists accommodations generously provided by the Fairmont San Francisco.