Snarky Puppy

SFJAZZ Gala 2017 AfterJam

 

SFJAZZ Gala 2017 AfterJam
Snarky Puppy
with David Crosby, Red Baraat
Wednesday, January 18, 9:30pm
At SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium, Joe Henderson Lab

Wednesday, January 18, 9:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Snarky Puppy
Gala AfterJam Series: Season 5 Celebration: Traditions in Transition  
David Crosby

SFJAZZ Gala 2017 AfterJam

 

SFJAZZ Gala 2017 AfterJam
Snarky Puppy
with David Crosby, Red Baraat
Wednesday, January 18, 9:30pm
At SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium, Joe Henderson Lab

Wednesday, January 18, 9:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

David Crosby
Gala AfterJam Series: Season 5 Celebration: Traditions in Transition  
Red Baraat

SFJAZZ Gala 2017 AfterJam

 

SFJAZZ Gala 2017 AfterJam
Snarky Puppy
with David Crosby, Red Baraat
Wednesday, January 18, 9:30pm
At SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium, Joe Henderson Lab

Wednesday, January 18, 9:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Red Baraat
Gala AfterJam Series: Season 5 Celebration: Traditions in Transition  

KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017: Family Concert / Around the World with Kronos

Saturday, February 4, 11:00am
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 
Visiting Presenter Series: Kronos Festival 2017  

Yakov Smirnoff, Happily Ever Laughter: the Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships

Saturday, December 3, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 
Visiting Presenter Series: Yakov Smirnoff  

SFJAZZ GALA 2017 Honoring Zakir Hussain

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | SFJAZZ Center

The pre-eminent classical tabla virtuoso of our time, Zakir Hussain is an international phenomenon in the field of percussion and in the music world at large. He is one of the world’s most esteemed and influential musicians and widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement.

On January 18, the SFJAZZ Center will fill with cultural and political leaders, celebrities, artists, and music enthusiasts to present Zakir Hussain with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award and celebrate our 5th Anniversary Season in the SFJAZZ Center. VIP supporters will enjoy an elegant cocktail hour and seated dinner with our featured artists, followed by lavish seating for the once-in-a-lifetime Gala concert featuring some of the biggest names in jazz—all erupting into the AfterJam Party. Gala-goers and after-partiers will be spoiled with an array of cuisine and drinks throughout the evening, with late night fare from our favorite neighborhood spots.

5th Anniversary All-Star Concert
Performances + Collaborations By

Zakir Hussain   •   Joe Lovano   •   Bill Frisell   •   Terence Blanchard
Joshua Redman   •   Stefon Harris   •   Cindy Blackman Santana   •   Mary Stallings
Kronos Quartet   •   John Santos   •   John Handy   •    Eric Harland + more

SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE
Miguel Zenón       David Sánchez       Sean Jones       Robin Eubanks
Edward Simon       Warren Wolf       Matt Penman       Obed Calvaire

Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to Zakir Hussain by Mickey Hart

 

DONATE

Donate to SFJAZZ Gala 2017 in honor of Zakir Hussain and our 5th Anniversary Season. If you wish to make a fully tax deductible gift towards SFJAZZ artistic and education programs, please click the button below.

2017 SFJAZZ Gala Honorary Committee

Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
The Honorable John Burton
Mark Cavagnero
Béla Fleck
Jim Goldberg and Alessandra Sanguinetti
John Handy and Del Anderson Handy
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
Mickey Hart and Caryl Hart
Alonzo King
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee

Senator Mark Leno
Genny Lim
Charles Lloyd
John McLaughlin
Edgar Meyer
Van Morrison
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi and Mr. Paul Pelosi
Ishmael and Carla Reed
Amy Tan
Michael Tilson Thomas and Joshua Robison
McCoy Tyner
Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONOREE ZAKIR HUSSAIN

Zakir has made many historic and groundbreaking contributions in music, including collaborations such as Shakti and Remember Shakti with John McLaughlin, Diga Rhythm Band and Planet Drum with Mickey Hart, in trio with Béla Fleck and Edgar Meyer and, most recently with Herbie Hancock. In 2016, Zakir was invited to perform in the 5th Anniversary International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert at the White House.

Zakir has scored music for numerous feature films, including Ismail Merchant and James Ivory’s Heat and Dust. He composed the first-ever concerto for tabla and orchestra, which the National Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in April, 2017. 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. Read the full bio here.

What are the rules of conduct?

The rules of conduct can be viewed here.

Launched in spring of 2016, this program aims to further enhance our relationships with our partner schools, and continue our work in developing and nurturing the future jazz audience. These School Day Concerts are accompanied by a curriculum tailored for young students, making important connections to the roots of jazz.

During these concerts students and teachers:

  • Experience and participate in call and response, improvisation, and the blues in Miner Auditorium, a venue especially built for jazz  
  • Explore how the African Diaspora shaped our musical landscape  
  • And learn how jazz is alive, relevant, and continuing to grow today!

Previous Concerts

Jazz & the American Spirit
Thursday, February 11, 2016
10-11AM

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.

Rebeca Mauleón & Friends
Born in the Bay: The Roots of Latin Rock
Thursday October 27, 2016
10-11AM

In this exciting assembly especially designed for middle school students, pianist, bandleader, and SFJAZZ Director of Education Rebeca Mauleón was joined by some of the Bay Area’s top musicians in presenting a mini-history of our shared Latino musical heritage, tracing the foundations of the music from its African roots through present-day sounds. SFJAZZ Education is proud to have honored Latino Heritage Month with this exciting and interactive program that introduced students to the rich musical traditions of the Bay Area.

Marcus Shelby Orchestra: Sounds of Freedom
Wednesday February 8, 2017
10-11AM

In honor of Black History Month, SFJAZZ Education’s School Day Concert program presented award-winning bassist and bandleader Marcus Shelby and his Quintet on February 8, 2017. Shelby curated an interactive look at a rich tapestry of songs celebrating Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Over 800 students representing 11 schools across the Bay Area attended in SFJAZZ's Miner Auditorium, while over 470 students from schools across California engaged digitally from their school sites thanks to California’s Research & Education Network (CENIC).

> Read: Broadcasting Harriet Tubman’s Legacy Beyond SFJAZZ

Contact Information

Vanessa Varela
Community Outreach Coordinator
vvarela@sfjazz.org

SFJAZZ School Day Concerts are generously supported by:
The Koret Foundation

Donate to the SFJAZZ Ticket Outreach Fund Support SFJAZZ Music Education Programs

Jim Marshall Installation

Photography installation from legendary photographer and longtime San Francisco resident Jim Marshall in the windows
of the vacant San Francisco Unified School District building across the street from the SFJAZZ Center on Franklin Street at Fell Street.

Roll over the artist images below to see who is who, or scroll down to view the key.

Read the press release

Top Row

  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Gerry Mulligan
  • Mary Lou Williams
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Miles Davis
  • Sonny Rollins
  • John Coltrane
  • Horace Silver

Middle Row

  • Charles Lloyd
  • Teddy Edwards
  • Count Basie
  • Joe Henderson
  • Elvin Jones
  • Vi Redd
  • Mary Stallings
  • Jackie McLean

Bottom Row

  • Anita O'Day
  • Duke Ellington
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Charles Mingus
  • Nina Simone
  • Bill Evans
  • Nancy Wilson
  • Tony Williams
Dizzy Gillespie Horace Silver Charles Lloyd Teddy Edwards Count Basie Joe Henderson Elvin Jones Vi Redd Mary Stallings Jackie McLean Anita O'Day Duke Ellington Thelonious Monk Charles Mingus Nina Simone Bill Evans Nancy Wilson Tony Williams Sonny Rollins John Coltrane Gerry Mulligan Mary Lou Williams Dave Brubeck Miles Davis

ALL MEMBERS GET 30% OFF JAZZ FESTIVAL: JIM MARSHALL

We are very excited to announce this new installation by legendary photographer Jim Marshall in the windows of the SFUSD building across Franklin Street. The installation will be illuminated for all of Opening Weekend and run through May 2017.

Reel Art Press is offering all SFJAZZ Members a 30% discount on the new photography book Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall through September 30.Visit Reel Art Press and enter promo code SFJMJAZZ at checkout.

The discount will also be available for a limited number of copies at SFJAZZ during Opening Weekend, and is valid online only through September 30. Read this article in The Guardian about the release of this exciting collection of images, many never-before-seen.

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington

 

Kamasi Washington

Sunday, January 8, 3:00pm · 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 
The Epic Series: West Coast Get Down  
Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington

 

Kamasi Washington

Saturday, January 7, 7:30pm · 10:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 
The Epic Series: West Coast Get Down  
Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington

 

Kamasi Washington

Friday, January 6, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

 
The Epic Series: West Coast Get Down