Picks - Andrew Rumer - F11 - Eldar Djangirov

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I've been following Eldar for about five years after first hearing him with SFJAZZ. (I even tried to buy him a post-performance drink at Yoshi's a few years ago and didn't realize he was under age at the time. He declined very gracefully.) His piano is melodic and passionate, seldom adding too many notes like many young musicians tend to do. Adding the classical interpretations should make for easier listening and an even deeper sound. Should be a fan favorite.

Picks - Andrew Rumer - F11 - McCoy Tyner

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Really looking forward to this concert pairing the legendary McCoy with perhaps the most intriguing saxophonist on the planet who I've always found much better as a side man than a group leader. Potter's solos are clean, angelic and ethereal. Throw in José James, a new singer that I was so most impressed with a few years ago at the Vittoria Jazz Fest who seldom plays in the US, and this should be something really, really memorable. My number one pick. Check José James out on YouTube.

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Picks - Bannus Hudson - S2 - Lemony Snicket, Marcus Shellby & The SFJAZZ HSAS Orchestra

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A terrific show for my granddaughters (and me!). Something for everyone.

Picks - Bannus Hudson - S2 - Mary Stallings

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I go see her anytime she is playing at the SFJAZZ Center. I love her performances, and to have the chance to hear a reprise of her singing without electronic support, like she did at the Grand Opening--a mind blowing combination of voice, lyrics, soul and amazing acoustics!

Picks - Bannus Hudson - S2 - Cameron Carpenter

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what a fabulous "duet" to combine this talent and this venue/acoustical wonder.

Picks - Bannus Hudson - S2 - Jason Moran Cassandra Wilson

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Jason is a fabulous, creative pianist who is presenting an exciting collection of performances. I only wish I could see all four. I have always been a fan of Cassandra Wilson, and look forward to her pairing with Moran.

Picks - Bannus Hudson - S2 - ACS

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I can't wait to hear Esperanza Spalding paired up with Geri Allen (and Lynne Carrington).

Educational Administrative Assistant

Job Description

The Educational Administrative Assistant will report to the Director of Education. The general purpose of this position is to create, populate and maintain tracking systems for evaluation of programs, logistics coordinator for travel coordination of program, assist with events and mailings as needed. Day to day operations of department.


Assist the Director of Education and the Education Program Manager with tasks including;

  • Create, populate and maintain tracking systems for evaluation of programs.
  • Update Education contact lists regularly.
  • Assist with mailings as needed.
  • Assist with travel preparations for the High School All-Stars.
  • Day to day creating and tracking of check requests.
  • Using MS Excel, regularly input departmental expenses and income.
  • Manage and keep track of in-house Big Band repertoire library.
  • Assist at Education events as needed.
  • Assist the Education Program Manager in tracking HSAS participants’ availability and transportation needs for concerts and events

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.


  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Positive and helpful outlook.
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Tessitura a plus, Macintosh preferred).
  • Ability to read music a plus but not necessary.
  • College degree.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to write a professional and clear email to a variety of clients.


The work schedule varies from customary office hours to unpredictable hours, with the potential for long hours during critical periods such as Festival weeks and special events. This job requires work during evenings and weekends.


The salary will be based upon professional and academic experience.

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@sfjazz.org. Mention “Education Admin Assistant” in the subject line.

Resumes will be accepted until position filled.
***SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their expressed interest in working at SFJAZZ and will contact those selected for an interview.

Season 2 Staff Picks

Allison Blomerth

      Friday, October 18, 7:00pm & 9:30pm      
      at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

No way you can sit still in your seat for Robert Glasper…he's groovin' the entire show, and you'll have Black Radio on repeat for weeks.

      Friday, January 24, 7:30pm      
      at Grace Cathedral

When Season 2 was announced, this show stood out as a must-see. This is his SFJAZZ debut, and if there is any instrument that can go deep into your soul and give you chills, it's the organ (also, sequined shirts). 

      Saturday, February 22, 7:30pm      
      at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Always a heartfelt and emotional performance from vibraphone legend Bobby Hutcherson. And he's joined by three jazz greats, Sanborn, DeFrancesco and Hart.

      Saturday, March 15, 7:30pm      
      at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

I'm kicking myself for missing this show last season. Everyone is still talking about her killer performance!

      Saturday, May 10, 7:30pm      
      at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

This avant-garde rock jazz trio is foot-tapping, head-nodding glorious-ness. These guys are fun and clever - they write their own stuff and do brilliant covers. I can't wait to hear how they sound in our Auditorium.