Koret Discover Jazz Course: Four & More: The Music of Miles Davis

Four & More: The Music of Miles Davis

4-class series · Wednesdays, October 19 - November 9, 7PM-8:30PM
Joe Henderson Lab
Members: $20/class or $60/full course
Public: $25/class or $75/full course
Rebeca Mauleón, Instructor
Get one class FREE when you purchase the entire series!

Miles Davis recorded with the vision of continually changing the world of music - a lofty ideal that he met with stunning success decade after decade. Each new record had purpose, and was intended to be considered in its entirety, from the first track to the last. For this Discover Jazz series, we are going to focus on four exemplary Miles Davis recordings from his incredible discography, considering the recordings as they were meant to be considered - as complete and dynamic works of art created by a visionary like no other.

Class 1 10/19 - Birth of the Cool w/ special guest Sean Jones
Class 2 10/26 - Kind of Blue w/ special guest Ed Simon
Class 3 11/2 - Miles Smiles w/ special guest Teodross Avery
Class 4 11/9 - Bitches Brew w/ special guest Marcus Miller (TBC)

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Bitches Brew w/ special guest Marcus Miller

 

Koret Discover Jazz Course
Four & More: The Music of Miles Davis
Bitches Brew
w/ special guest Marcus Miller

Wednesday, November 9, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 

Bitches Brew w/ special guest Marcus Miller

 

Koret Discover Jazz Course
Four & More: The Music of Miles Davis
Bitches Brew
w/ special guest Marcus Miller

Wednesday, November 9, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 

Miles Smiles w/ special guest Teodross Avery

 

Koret Discover Jazz Course
Four & More: The Music of Miles Davis
Miles Smiles
w/ special guest Teodross Avery

Wednesday, November 2, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 

Miles Smiles w/ special guest Teodross Avery

 

Koret Discover Jazz Course
Four & More: The Music of Miles Davis
Miles Smiles
w/ special guest Teodross Avery

Wednesday, November 2, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 

Kind of Blue w/ special guest Ed Simon

 

Koret Discover Jazz Course
Four & More: The Music of Miles Davis
Kind of Blue
w/ special guest Ed Simon

Wednesday, October 26, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 

Kind of Blue w/ special guest Ed Simon

 

Koret Discover Jazz Course
Four & More: The Music of Miles Davis
Kind of Blue
w/ special guest Ed Simon

Wednesday, October 26, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 

Birth of the Cool w/ special guest Sean Jones

 

Koret Discover Jazz Course
Four & More: The Music of Miles Davis
Birth of the Cool
w/ special guest Sean Jones

Wednesday, October 19, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 

Birth of the Cool w/ special guest Sean Jones

 

Koret Discover Jazz Course
Four & More: The Music of Miles Davis
Birth of the Cool
w/ special guest Sean Jones

Wednesday, October 19, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 

Jazz Appreciation

SFJAZZ survey programs combine live performance, lecture, multimedia and audience Q&A. This summer we dig deep into musical traditions from around the globe and celebrate legends and trendsetters alike. No musical experience necessary!

Lighting Technician

Job Description

Overview:

The SFJAZZ Lighting Technician is an on-call technical position that provides crucial support to SFJAZZ events. This technician will work under the direction of the Executive Artistic Director, Director of Production, Production Manager and the Lighting Director. This position requires programming knowledge of Grand MA 2 lighting consoles and ETC Gateway and Sensor CE devices.

The lighting technician operates lighting equipment and maintains a working knowledge of the capabilities of the lighting systems throughout the SFJAZZ Center.

It is essential that this candidate have excellent organizational and time-management skills and be able to meet crucial deadlines.

Specific duties:

  • Assist all crew members to install/strike predetermined Stage Plots, including the setting up of music stands, chairs, pianos, amplifiers, drum kits, rugs, stage practicals, etc.  
  • Hang and focus lighting instruments (specials) to which have a custom purpose for every show
  • Patch, program and build lighting looks under the guidance of the Executive Artistic Director
  • Operate the console during the shows and returning instruments to their House Positions after the shows. This would include re-focusing instruments to the House Focus
  • Assists and works closely with Lighting Director on equipment changes, modifications and repairs
  • Acts as Venue Head Electrician and assists the Touring Lighting Directors to accomplish their designs
  • Assists Rentals Manager and Technical Manager in lighting aspects of rentals and aids in the integration of outside vendor workflow within the building
  • Provides support as a house lighting representative when interfacing with outside clients

Expert proficiency in the following specialized equipment & software:

  • Safe and secure rigging practices as it pertains to lighting fixtures
  • GrandMA lighting console
  • ETC Sensor dimming system
  • ETC Paradigm lighting control system
  • Clay Paky Alpha Spots and/or moving head equivalent
  • Working knowledge of lighting for live music (experience with live Jazz music a plus) and theatrical productions

To Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: jobs@sfjazz.org. Include “Associate Artistic Manager” in the subject line. Resumes without salary requirements or sent to other email addresses may not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.


SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to create a diverse and harmonious workplace.

"What makes SFJAZZ so special? It brings jazz into the schools so young people can discover the beauty and proud history of the music."
— Sonny Rollins

Support SFJAZZ Music Education ProgramsOur School Programs support the San Francisco Unified School District's "Arts Education Master Plan" to make music education accessible to all.

"Equity, access, and excellence in arts education for every student in every school is the vision and the goal of the Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA)."

Our School Programs:

  • Serve over 2,000 students per year, 60% of whom represent Title 1 schools
  • Provide over 11,000 hours of instruction per year
  • Create over 300 work opportunities for local musicians and poets per year
  • Donate over 3,000 SFJAZZ Center concert tickets to public schools and community groups each year
  • Provide students and educators special access to select interactive soundchecks, rehearsals, concerts and professional development workshops

Jazz in the Middle

Jazz in the Middle fosters connections between core subjects and the arts. Public Middle School students learn jazz concepts, experience music performance, and write creatively.” Learn more.

Jazz in Session

Jazz in Session collaborates with schools in strengthening existing music instruction programs by making jazz education accessible to the Bay Area public school community. Learn more.

School Day Concerts

On February 11, 2016 SFJAZZ Education launched its first School Day Concert. We welcomed over 500 students from over 6 schools to our Miner Auditorium for a highly interactive performance. This program aims to further enhance our relationships with our partner schools, and continue our work in developing and nurturing the future jazz audience. Learn more.

Contact Information

Vanessa Varela
Community Outreach Coordinator
vvarela@sfjazz.org