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February 2017
Feb 23 7:30pm

ECM Week: Legacy

Ralph Towner/
Now This: Gary Peacock,
Marc Copland, Joey Baron

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Feb 23 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Atta Kid
plays Lee Morgan's
The Sidewinder

Joe Henderson Lab

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Feb 24 7:00pm 8:30pm

SFJAZZ Collective Saxophonist

Miguel Zenón Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

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Feb 24 7:30pm

ECM Week: Duos

Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/
Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo 

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Feb 25 11:00am

Songs of Freedom

Family Matinee: Marcus Shelby Orchestra

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Feb 25 7:00pm 8:30pm

SFJAZZ Collective Saxophonist

Miguel Zenón Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

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Feb 25 7:30pm

ECM Week: Piano

Craig Taborn Quartet/ Aaron Parks Trio

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Feb 26 4:00pm

ECM Week: Ensembles

Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire,
Scott Colly, Gwilym Simcock
& Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio

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Feb 26 5:30pm 7:00pm

SFJAZZ Collective Saxophonist

Miguel Zenón Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

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March 2017
Mar 02 7:00pm 8:30pm

Women in Song

Destani Wolf

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 03 7:00pm 8:30pm

Sings Abbey Lincoln

Tiffany Austin

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 04 7:00pm 8:30pm

Sings Betty Carter

Jackie Ryan

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 04 8:00pm

Visiting Presenter

Steve McQuarry Presents
A Tribute
to Gil Evans
— SHOW CANCELLED

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Mar 05 5:30pm 7:00pm

Sings Joni Mitchell

Laurie Antonioli

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 09 7:30pm

Balkan Celebration

Goran Bregovic

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Mar 10 7:30pm

Balkan Celebration

Goran Bregovic

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Mar 10 8:00pm

Visiting Presenter

Lisa Hilton / Solo Piano / Day & Night

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 11 7:00pm 9:30pm

Balkan Celebration

Goran Bregovic

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Mar 12 3:00pm

Balkan Celebration

Goran Bregovic

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Mar 12 8:00pm

Solo Bach

Brad Mehldau, Solo

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Mar 16 7:30pm

Jelly and George

Cécile McLorin Salvant & Aaron Diehl

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Mar 16 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Kristen Strom
plays Stan Getz's
Sweet Rain

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 17 7:30pm

Jelly and George

Cécile McLorin Salvant & Aaron Diehl

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Mar 18 11:00am

100 Years of Ella!

Family Matinee: Tiffany Austin

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Mar 18 7:30pm

Jelly and George

Cécile McLorin Salvant & Aaron Diehl

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Mar 19 4:00pm

Jelly and George

Cécile McLorin Salvant & Aaron Diehl

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Mar 19 7:30pm

Every Song Ever

Listening Party w/ Ben Ratliff

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Mar 23 7:00pm 8:30pm

Sonic Grooves

FORQ feat members of Snarky Puppy

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 23 7:30pm

Still Dreaming

Joshua Redman,
Ron Miles, Scott Colley
& Brian Blade

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Mar 24 7:00pm 8:30pm

Sonic Grooves

FORQ feat members of Snarky Puppy

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 24 7:30pm

Still Dreaming

Joshua Redman,
Ron Miles, Scott Colley
& Brian Blade

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Mar 25 7:00pm 8:30pm

Electronic Beat Jazz

Taylor McFerrin

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 25 7:30pm

Still Dreaming

Joshua Redman,
Ron Miles, Scott Colley
& Brian Blade

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Mar 26 7:00pm

Still Dreaming

Joshua Redman,
Ron Miles, Scott Colley
& Brian Blade

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Mar 26 7:00pm 8:30pm

Electronic Beat Jazz

Taylor McFerrin

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 30 7:30pm

Indian Fusion & Electronic

Karsh Kale presents
Classical Science Fiction

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Mar 31 7:30pm

Celebration of Holi

Red Baraat
Festival of Colors

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April 2017
Apr 01 7:30pm

Music of Miles Davis

Miles From India

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Apr 02 7:00pm

Sitar Legacy

Anoushka Shankar

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Apr 06 8:00pm

One Night in Berlin

Max Raabe & Palast Orchester

Davies Symphony Hall

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Apr 06 8:00pm

Jazz + Poetry

SFJAZZ Poetry Festival w/ Genny Lim
Poet Laureates Kick-Off Reading 

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 07 7:30pm

Brazilian Genius

Hermeto Pascoal 

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Apr 07 8:00pm

Jazz + Poetry

SFJAZZ Poetry Festival w/ Genny Lim
Peace Matters 

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 08 7:30pm

Afrobeat Party

Antibalas

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Apr 08 7:30pm 10:00pm

Nigerian Guitar Legend

King Sunny Adé
— SHOW CANCELLED

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Apr 08 8:00pm

Jazz + Poetry

SFJAZZ Poetry Festival w/ Genny Lim
Black Lives Matter 

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 09 7:00pm

Love Songs

Nels Cline: Lovers

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Apr 09 8:00pm

Jazz + Poetry

SFJAZZ Poetry Festival w/ Genny Lim

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 13 7:30pm

Buena Vista Social Club Re-Visited

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars

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Apr 14 7:30pm

Buena Vista Social Club Re-Visited

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars

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Apr 15 11:00am

¡Música Cubana!

Family Matinee: Rebeca Mauleón
& Juan de Marcos

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Apr 15 7:30pm

Buena Vista Social Club Re-Visited

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars

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Apr 16 3:00pm

Buena Vista Social Club Re-Visited

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars

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Apr 20 7:30pm

Real Live

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano
w/ John Santos

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Apr 20 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Dayna Stephens
plays Joe Henderson's
Power to The People

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 21 7:30pm

Real Live

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano
w/ John Santos

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Apr 21 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Patrick Wolff
plays Joe Henderson's
Our Thing

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 22 7:30pm

Cinematic Soundscapes

Omar Sosa JOG Trio
w/ Mino Cinelu & Yosvany Terry

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Apr 22 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Howard Wiley
plays Joe Henderson's
Lush Life

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 23 7:00pm

Global Trio

Omar Sosa GFS Trio
feat. Trilok Gurtu & Paolo Fresu

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Apr 23 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Mad Duran
plays Joe Henderson's
Inner Urge

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 26 8:00pm

Sacred Space

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

Grace Cathedral

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Apr 27 7:30pm

Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet

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Apr 28 7:30pm

Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet

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Apr 29 7:30pm

Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet

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Apr 30 4:00pm

Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet

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May 2017
May 04 7:00pm 8:30pm

Art of the Trio

Gerald Clayton Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 04 7:30pm

New Album Release

Mary Stallings
w/ Bruce Barth Quartet

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May 05 7:00pm 8:30pm

Art of the Trio

Gerald Clayton Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 05 7:30pm

Brazilian Jazz

Mary Stallings: Evening of Brazilian Music w/ Bruce Barth, Anat Cohen + more

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May 06 7:00pm 8:30pm

Heavy Grooves

Wolff & Clark Expedition

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 06 7:30pm

From Blues to Bebop

Mary Stallings w/ Chester Thompson
From Blues to Bebop

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May 07 1:00pm

Re-visiting The Standards

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 
w/ Mary Stallings

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May 07 7:00pm 8:30pm

Heavy Grooves

Wolff & Clark Expedition

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 07 7:30pm

Duets

Mary Stallings Duos w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Warren Wolf

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May 11 7:30pm

New Album Release

Eliane Elias Quartet

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May 12 7:30pm

Brazilian Jazz

Eliane Elias: Brazillian Night

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May 13 7:30pm

Music of Frank Sinatra

Eliane Elias: Sinatra Night

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May 14 4:00pm

Reunited

Eliane Elias invites Steps Ahead

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May 15 7:30pm

Free Concert Showcase!

Monday Night Band
Showcase w/ Adam Theis

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May 17 7:30pm

Roots of Americana

Listening Party
w/ Rosanne Cash 

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May 18 7:30pm

Together in the Round

Rosanne Cash,
Emmylou Harris
& Lucinda Williams

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May 18 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Morales, Dyer and Green
sing Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
The Hottest New Group in Jazz

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 19 7:30pm

Together in the Round

Rosanne Cash,
Emmylou Harris
& Lucinda Williams

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May 20 7:30pm

Together in the Round

Rosanne Cash,
Emmylou Harris
& Lucinda Williams

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May 21 4:00pm

Together in the Round

Rosanne Cash,
Emmylou Harris
& Lucinda Williams

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May 25 7:30pm

Tribute To Ernesto Lecuona

Chucho Valdés,
Gonzalo Rubalcaba,
& Michel Camilo

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May 26 7:30pm

Tribute To Ernesto Lecuona

Chucho Valdés,
Gonzalo Rubalcaba,
& Michel Camilo

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May 27 11:00am

Tribute to Ernesto Lecuona

Family Matinee: Michel Camilo

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May 27 7:30pm

Tribute To Ernesto Lecuona

Chucho Valdés,
Gonzalo Rubalcaba,
& Michel Camilo

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May 28 4:00pm

Tribute To Ernesto Lecuona

Chucho Valdés,
Gonzalo Rubalcaba,
& Michel Camilo

Miner Auditorium

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June 2017
Jun 06 6:00pm 10:00pm

Visiting Presenter

IQ2US Debates
The Constitution:
Technology and Privacy

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Jun 07 8:00pm

The Hitmaker

Burt Bacharach

Davies Symphony Hall

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Paul Contos, SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra


Paul Contos has been involved in jazz performance and education for over 40 years. His mentoring and teaching have touched hundreds of lives. Students he has tutored includes Donny McCaslin, Hafez Modirzadeh, Remy and Pascal LeBoeuf, David Valdez, Kyle Athayde, Chase Baird, Milton Fletcher, Tanya Darby, Eric Crystal, Pat Carroll, Alex Han, and a host of others. His work for the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Program since the 1980s as Saxophone Clinician and Director of both The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and Monterey County All-Stars is distinguished and thoroughly comprehensive.

Contos is a faculty member at University of California, Santa Cruz and California State University, Monterey Bay. He also conducts, performs, and judges at college and high school jazz festivals, and serves as Artist in Residence for many school jazz programs. Contos singularly developed the curriculum for the Music Recording/Technology Concentration at California State University, Monterey Bay. Contos has received performer grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He also serves as Artist In Residence for the California Arts Council, and is on the council's touring roster. In 2009, Contos was the featured saxophone soloist at Carnegie Hall as part of New York City’s Distinguished Concerts International, performing a jazz concerto by composer Jeff Beal.

Mr. Contos helped form the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, and has played and recorded with many of the Bay Area’s finest jazz artists, including Ray Drummond, Eddie Marshall, Kenneth Nash, Vince Lateano, Madeline Eastman, Mark Levine, Rebeca Mauleón, Bruce Forman, Tee Carson, Dave Eshelman, and Ray Brown. He has also shared the stage such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, the Heath Brothers, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, Kurt Elling, Regina Carter, Gary Burton, Wayne Shorter, Terence Blanchard, John Faddis, David “Fathead” Newman, and many others.

Dann Zinn, SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo


As a world-class saxophonist/flutist, Dann Zinn is renowned for being a passionate soloist, composer, arranger, and educator. As a performer, Dann has worked with Peter Erskine, Taylor Eigsti, Joe Henderson, Jeff Tain Watts, Freddie Hubbard, Chuck Findley, Mary Wells, Martha and the Vandellas, and Barry Finnerty. He has produced four albums of his own: Ten Songs, Wish, Grace's Song, and Shangri La. Dann has toured the United States playing venues that include the Monterey Jazz Festival and Yoshi's.

Dann's resume as an educator includes Director of Jazz Studies at California State University East Bay, Director of Jazz Studies at Chabot College, faculty at the University of California at Berkeley, the California Jazz Conservatory, and the Brubeck Institute. Dann's private studio is home to multiple winners of full scholarships to the nation's top college jazz programs. His series of six technique books, Zinn and the Art of the Saxophone, is based on Dann's thirty years of teaching experience.

Quotes

"“The best overall live jazz set this writer has heard in the New Millennium.” " — All About Jazz
"For the first time, jazz in America will have a counterpart to the symphony hall, an edifice that proclaims the value of jazz to anyone who sees it on the street. " — The Chicago Tribune
"They blew the place apart. " — The New York Times
"Something of a latter-day Jazz Messengers. " — All About Jazz
"The SFJAZZ Center is ambitious in its vision to present the diverse spectrum of jazz at a first-rate facility. " — San Francisco Chronicle
"Everything in the building will be adjusted for SFJAZZ’s top priority: music. " — The New York Times, Bay Area Blog
"The SFJAZZ Center represents a major transformation for SFJAZZ. " — Srinija Srinivasan, Chair of the SFJAZZ Board of Trustees

Media Relations

This Season

What's Hot

Here are recent press clips about SFJAZZ and our artists.

New York Daily News - 04.29.2011
Jim Farber from the NY Daily News speaks to the Brazilian songstress about her latest album, the Grammy-nominated Vagarosa, in this great interview.

San Francisco Chronicle - 04.24.2011
Tim Goodman of the Hollywood Reporter previews Season 2 of HBO's amazing series Treme. The musical stars of Treme perform at Davies on June 10.

Houston Chronicle - 04.29.2011
In this intriguing piece from the Houston Chronicle, Andrew Dansby talks to the crooner about his latest record, his upcoming DVD and meeting a Presidential fan.

The New York Times - 04.01.2011
Nate Chinen pens an intimate portrait of the Oakland-raised trumpeter, tracing his formative musical experiences and previewing his incredible Blue Note debut.

The New York Times - 03.25.2011
Larry Rohter talks to the fado star about her upbringing and influences, and traces the music world's newfound passion for the art form in this fascinating article.

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