FORQ

FORQ

 

FORQ

feat. members of Snarky Puppy

Friday, March 24, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Sonic Grooves Series: Get Outta Your Seat!  
FORQ

FORQ

 

FORQ

feat. members of Snarky Puppy

Thursday, March 23, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Sonic Grooves Series: Get Outta Your Seat!  

Giant Steps

Giant Steps Levels of Membership

Benefactor:
$300/annual

  • Your name inscribed on the SFJAZZ Center – A recognition of your choosing will be added to our Giant Steps wall on Fell Street.
  • Never miss an on sale - Your Giant Steps Membership will be active for 3 years. No renewal notices will save you time and helps to save our resources.
  • First Chance to Buy Tickets — Choose your seats before anyone else. Tickets go on sale to Members before the public.
  • Deep Discounts —25% off select performances each season, 10% off all orders of 10 or more tickets,10% off SFJAZZ merchandise
  • Insider Events — Listening Parties and Members-only Concerts
  • No Ticket Service Fees — save up to $7.50 per ticket
  • Opportunity to Reserve ParkingPre-purchase a spot at the Performing Arts Garage.
  • An additional membership card for another family member
  • Free ticket exchange privileges with 24 hour notice
  • Listing in SFJAZZ program book each season
  • SFJAZZ High School All-Stars CD ($15 Fair Market Value)
Monthly ($25)
Annual ($300)
Pay in Full ($900)

Patron:
$600/annual

  • Your name inscribed on the SFJAZZ Center – A recognition of your choosing will be added to our Giant Steps wall on Fell Street.
  • Never miss an on sale - Your Giant Steps Membership will be active for 3 years. No renewal notices will save you time and helps to save our resources.
  • First Chance to Buy Tickets — Choose your seats before anyone else. Tickets go on sale to Members before the public.
  • Deep Discounts —25% off select performances each season, 10% off all orders of 10 or more tickets,10% off SFJAZZ merchandise
  • Insider Events — Listening Parties and Members-only Concerts
  • No Ticket Service Fees — save up to $7.50 per ticket
  • Opportunity to Reserve ParkingPre-purchase a spot at the Performing Arts Garage.
  • An additional membership card for another family member
  • Free ticket exchange privileges with 24 hour notice
  • Listing in SFJAZZ program book each season
  • SFJAZZ High School All-Stars CD ($15 Fair Market Value)
  • Invitation to a Leaders Circle Lounge
  • Invitation to a behind-the-scenes rehearsal
Monthly ($50)
Annual ($600)
Pay in Full ($1800)

Leaders Circle Member:
$1200/annual

  • Your name inscribed on the SFJAZZ Center – A recognition of your choosing will be added to our Giant Steps wall on Fell Street.
  • Never miss an on sale - Your Giant Steps Membership will be active for 3 years. No renewal notices will save you time and helps to save our resources.
  • Personal VIP ticketing service via the Leaders Circle Ticket Concierge
  • Premium Seating
  • Reserved Seating at General Admission shows in Miner Auditorium & Joe Henderson Lab
  • Leaders Circle Lounges – savory and sweet amuse-bouche, wine, beer, and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages at select concerts
  • Behind the Scenes Open Rehearsal
  • Post-concert Season Celebrations and Festival Fêtes with guest artists
Monthly ($25)
Annual ($75)
Pay in Full ($75)
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  

Gaucho Live at Joe's Pub CD Release Party

Saturday, November 5, 8:00pm · 9:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Visiting Presenter Series: Gaucho Live at Joe's Pub CD Release Party  

Zakir Hussain: Bio

Zakir Hussain The pre-eminent classical tabla virtuoso of our time, Zakir Hussain is appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A national treasure in his native India, he is one of the world’s most esteemed and influential musicians, renowned for his genre-defying collaborations. He was the foremost disciple of his father, the legendary Ustad Allarakha, and a child prodigy who began his professional career at the age of twelve, touring internationally with great success by the age of eighteen.

Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Zakir’s contribution has been unique, with many historic and groundbreaking collaborations, including Shakti and Remember Shakti with John McLaughlin, Masters of Percussion, the Diga Rhythm Band and Planet Drum projects with Mickey Hart, Tabla Beat Science with Bill Laswell, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland, in trio with Béla Fleck and Edgar Meyer and, most recently, with Herbie Hancock. He appeared on saxophonist John Handy’s landmark 1975 album Karuna Supreme, which is widely considered one of the earliest successful fusions of Indian classical music and jazz. In 2016, Zakir was invited by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to perform in the 5th Anniversary International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert at the White House.

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.

Learn more about the SFJAZZ Gala 2017.

6th Annual In Concert with Caminar featuring David Sanborn, Mindi Abair

Saturday, October 15, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 
Visiting Presenter Series: Caminar  

KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017: Thalea String Quartet Plays Kronos’ Fifty for the Future

Saturday, February 4, 5:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Visiting Presenter Series: Kronos Festival 2017  

KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017: Music of Sahba Aminikia / Amaranth Quartet, Delphi Trio, Mobius Trio

Saturday, February 4, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Visiting Presenter Series: Kronos Festival 2017