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

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

 
SFJAZZ Gala 2017 AfterJam

SFJAZZ Gala 2017 AfterJam

 

SFJAZZ Gala 2017 AfterJam
Artist TBA

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

SFJAZZ Gala 2017 AfterJam

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

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

 

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.

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.

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.

Featuring Performances By

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

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

AFTERJAM

SFJAZZ extends its heartfelt condolences to Sharon Jones’s family, friends, and the Dap-Kings. As one of the most talented and inspiring soul singers of our time, we are deeply saddened by her passing.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings helped celebrate the opening of the SFJAZZ Center in 2013 performing as the headliner for our AfterJam concert. On January 18, 2017, SFJAZZ will celebrate its Fifth Anniversary Season with a Gala honoring tabla master Zakir Hussain. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings were scheduled to return to SFJAZZ to headline the AfterJam once again and help celebrate this milestone.

We will make an announcement regarding the AfterJam schedule on www.sfjazz.org/gala and contact Gala supporters as information becomes available.

VIP PACKAGES + INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

LUMINARY TICKET | $1,000

  • Luminary Cocktail Hour in the Joe Henderson Lab  featuring the High School All-Stars playing alongside featured artists 
  • One Preferred seat at the Gala Concert 
  • AfterJam concert
  • Craft cocktails and cuisine throughout the evening 
  • Complimentary valet parking 
  • Recognition in SFJAZZ Gala printed materials 
  • A commemorative gift

SFJAZZ GALA CONCERT TICKET | $500

* Price increases to $625 after 12/15

  • One ticket to SFJAZZ Gala Concert 
  • Pre-concert Gala Cocktail Hour
  • AfterJam concert
  • Craft cocktails and cuisine throughout the evening 
  • Complimentary valet parking

AFTERJAM TICKET

$145 Members | $170 Public

  • AfterJam concert 
  • Craft cocktails and cuisine throughout the evening 
  • Complimentary valet parking

LEGEND | Party of 8 | $100,000

  • Invitation for 8 to Private Kickoff Event with Zakir Hussain
  • VIP Cocktail Hour and Seated Dinner with featured artists
  • VIP Luxury Salon Seating at the Gala Concert with personalized bottle service
  • AfterJam concert, PLUS 8 additional tickets for friends + colleagues 
  • Craft cocktails and cuisine throughout the evening
  • Complimentary valet parking 
  • Recognition in SFJAZZ Gala printed materials 
  • Commemorative gifts for you and your guests

HERO | Party of 6 | $50,000

  • Invitation for two to a Private Kickoff Event with Zakir Hussain
  • VIP Cocktail Hour and Seated Dinner with featured artists 
  • VIP Premiere Seating at the Gala Concert 
  • AfterJam concert, PLUS 6 additional tickets for friends + colleagues 
  • Craft cocktails and cuisine throughout the evening 
  • Complimentary valet parking  
  • Recognition in SFJAZZ Gala printed materials 
  • Commemorative gifts for you and your guests.

GIANT | Party of 6 | $20,000 

  • VIP Cocktail Hour and Seated Dinner with featured artists 
  • VIP Preferred Seating for your party at the Gala Concert
  • AfterJam concert
  • Craft cocktails and cuisine throughout the evening
  • Complimentary valet parking  
  • Recognition in SFJAZZ Gala printed materials 
  • Commemorative gift for you and your guests.

VIP Packages are currently sold out.
If you are interested in being placed on the wait list, please contact 415.283.0342 or email gala@sfjazz.org

DONATE

Donate to SFJAZZ Gala 2017 in honor of Zakir Hussain and our 5th Anniversary Season at SFJAZZ. If you cannot attend Gala 2017 but wish to make a fully tax deductible gift towards SFJAZZ artistic and education programs, please click the button below.

All proceeds from SFJAZZ Gala 2017 support our artistic and education programs. Each package and ticket is generously tax deductible, information about tax deductibility will be updated shortly. For more information please contact SFJAZZ Gala at 415-283-0342 or gala@sfjazz.org.

The SFJAZZ Center is the first free-standing venue specifically designed for jazz presentation and education in the United States. Founded in 1983, our nonprofit organization presents over 350 shows and offer nearly 12,000 hours of free music instruction in classrooms and communities every year. The mission of SFJAZZ is to celebrate jazz as a living art form, built on a constantly evolving tradition. All proceeds from SFJAZZ Gala 2017 support our artistic and education programs.

For more information or to learn about special corporate packages and in-kind donations, please contact us.

SFJAZZ GALA 2017
415-283-0342
gala@sfjazz.org

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