SFJAZZ Education

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San Francisco Jazz Festival 2012

Discover Jazz Course 1

El Son Afro-Cubano

Co-presented with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival & Museum of the African Diaspora

Taught by five-time Grammy-nominated producer and historian John Santos, El Son Afro-Cubano is an eight-part series that delves into the origins, evolution, and relevance of the Cuban Son, one of the most important and influential musical/dance genres in the history of the Americas. The Son is the quintessential melding of Africa and Spain, with a tumultuous history and unparalleled role in the development of contemporary Latin American music. The classes will include listening, viewing video footage, discussion, and Q&A. This Discover Jazz course may be enjoyed as a series or individually.

Discover Jazz Course 2

The Language of Jazz: Exploring the foundations and sharpening your listening skills

To the initiated, jazz is a language that vibrates with meaning, while to many others jazz is highly complex — with concealed “points of entry” for the new or even advanced listener. Greater exploration of the essentials of jazz help provide deeper understanding and appreciation of this brilliant musical art form. This fall in Discover Jazz, we’re heading back to the basics, and moving beyond. Series taught by lecturer, bassist and composer Cory Combs. This course can be taken as a series, or as individual classes.

Hailing from the same renowned Houston performing arts high school as Eric Harland, Kendrick Scott is an acclaimed drummer who has recorded and played with a host of music luminaries including Terence Blanchard, Kenny Garrett, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Gretchen Parlato and Angelique Kidjo. He leads the Kendrick Scott Oracle and has recorded a pair of albums as a leader, including his latest Criss Cross release, Reverence.

2011 San Francisco Jazz Festival Catalog

Pre-Concert Talks

During every season, SFJAZZ Education hosts intimate conversations with international performing artists prior to select performances. Free to ticket holders, Pre-Concert Talks provide deep insight into the performer’s music and creative process. They begin one hour before show time. Here are the upcoming Pre-Concert Talk events:

Enjoy a full year of savings, community and celebration.
Your membership supports everything we do at SFJAZZ.


Levels of Membership

$60

Individual

  • 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 Parking — Pre-purchase a spot at the Performing Arts Garage.

$75

Household

  • 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 Parking — Pre-purchase a spot at the Performing Arts Garage.
  • An additional membership card for another family member

$120

Contributor

  • 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 Parking — Pre-purchase a spot at the Performing Arts Garage.
  • An additional membership card for another family member
  • Free ticket exchange privileges with 24 hour notice

$300

Benefactor

  • 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 Parking — Pre-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)

$600

Patron

  • 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 Parking — Pre-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 Intermission Lounge
  • Invitation to a behind-the-scenes rehearsal

$1,200

Presenters Level

    Enjoy all of the regular benefits of membership, plus...
  • 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 and reception with the SFJAZZ Collective
  • Post-concert Season Celebrations and Festival Fêtes with guest artists

We also have Student and Senior Memberships available.