Snarky Puppy

 
Snarky Puppy

Wednesday, June 10, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Education offers two exciting jazz performance programs for advanced players. Whether you are an aspiring professional, a current high school student, a business professional with an urge to keep music in your after-work life, or are simply looking to play in a hip community setting, we invite you to audition and be a part of our critically-acclaimed ensembles!

A pre-professional training program for current Bay Area high school age jazz musicians. Comprising two ensembles - the Orchestra and the Combo - the All-Stars rehearse and perform throughout the school year at the SFJAZZ Center, receive mentor-ship and clinics with leading jazz professionals, record a professional studio album, and appear at prestigious music festivals and competitions.

A community ensemble for advanced level musicians ranging in age from 14 to 75, directed by multi instrumentalist, bandleader and composer Adam Theis. This 12-week program highlights classic to contemporary jazz arrangements as well as original repertoire composed by the students themselves, and each session culminates in a free public performance at the beautiful SFJAZZ Center Miner Auditorium.

A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available to all programs. Please contact SFJAZZ Education for info: scholarships@sfjazz.org.

SFJAZZ Education Honors Black History Month

SFJAZZ Education Honors Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, SFJAZZ Education is pleased to present exciting programs highlighting the sounds of the African American experience, from work songs through the civil rights era and beyond.

Black History Month events are made possible by Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Rich and Poor: Conversation with Photographer Jim Goldberg

 

SFJAZZ & The New York Times Present
“Rich and Poor”
A Conversation
with Photographer Jim Goldberg

Wednesday, February 25, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Rich And Poor
SFJAZZ & The NY Times present Series: Conversation with Photographer Jim Goldberg  

Rich and Poor: Conversation with Photographer Jim Goldberg

 

SFJAZZ & The New York Times Present
“Rich and Poor”
A Conversation
with Photographer Jim Goldberg

Wednesday, February 25, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Photographer Laureate Jim Goldberg
SFJAZZ & The NY Times present Series: Conversation with Photographer Jim Goldberg  

Education Events

  Upcoming Education Events

2014-15 Digital Lab Program
Mar 02 6:30pm

Digital Lab: Ableton Live Level II

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Mar 03 6:30pm

Digital Lab: Logic Pro X Level II

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Mar 07 11:00am

Digital Lab: Recording & Mixing w/ ProTools

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Koret Discover Jazz Series: Pioneering Women of Jazz
Mar 04 7:00pm

Blues Legends

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 11 7:00pm

The Sweethearts of Rhythm

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 18 7:00pm

Mary Lou Williams

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 25 7:00pm

Vocal Legends

Joe Henderson Lab

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Family Matinees
Mar 21 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Pamela Rose
& guest Allison Miller

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 25 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Gerald Clayton Trio

Miner Auditorium

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May 16 11:00am

Family Matinee:
Carolina Chocolate Drops

Miner Auditorium

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SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Mar 22 2:00pm

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars w/ Melissa Aldana
& Angela Wellman

Miner Auditorium

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SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Mar 22 2:00pm

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars w/ Melissa Aldana
& Angela Wellman

Miner Auditorium

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2014-15 Season Master Classes
Mar 28 12:00pm

SFJAZZ Girls Day:
Free Workshop for
Female Musicians

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 30 12:00pm

Vocal Master Class w/ Kitty Margolis

Joe Henderson Lab

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The Business of Music
Apr 08 7:00pm

Music Artists

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 15 7:00pm

The Biz

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 22 7:00pm

Music & Technology

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 29 7:00pm

Songs: The Soundtrack of your Life

Joe Henderson Lab

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Monday Night Band
May 11 7:30pm

Monday Night Band
Showcase w/ Adam Theis

Miner Auditorium

Keychains

Non-Member: $3
Member: $2.70

Copywriter

Job Description

The SFJAZZ Development department seeks a part-time, temporary contract writer to support and augment the efforts of the fundraisers on staff. Time can vary greatly, from two to 20 hours per month, depending upon the appeals and special events in production at that time. We are looking for somebody who has significant success writing fundraising appeals in the nonprofit sector as well strong familiarity with the artists and history of jazz music, and who will maintain the organization’s voice of authority and expertise in the field.

Reports to: Director of Development
Department: Development 

About SFJAZZ: SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million dollar SFJAZZ Center launched in 2013 and the 32-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district. The budget for the 2014/2015 Season is more than $12 million with about half coming from ticket revenues.

Essential Duties:

  • Produce copy for fundraising appeals, including membership renewals, special program solicitations (i.e. year-end, education appeals), and pledge reminders
  • Produce biographies and organizational background copy for special fundraising event programs, invitations, and marketing materials
  • Reorganize and/or edit existing copy for a variety of channels and formats (email, web, social media, on-site, etc.)
  • In collaboration with Development and Education staff, brainstorm fundraising concepts and themes relevant to current organizational and industry trends, and which leverage the community impact of SFJAZZ artistic and education programs
  • Other writing needs as determined by the Development department

Qualifications Sought:

  • 4-5 years experience writing fundraising copy for nonprofits
  • 2-3 years experience writing about popular music, including jazz and blues
  • Available to work with both long lead times and on short notice
  • Demonstrated familiarity with applying a campaign across multiple channels (print, email, web, social, etc)
  • High level of comfort working with collaborative software, such as Google docs, Smartsheet, Basecamp, etc
  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work remotely

Compensation: Hourly

To apply: Please send resume and three writing samples to jobs@sfjazz.org. All applications must have these components to be considered, and must demonstrate both the music and nonprofit fundraising experience described above. Resumes will be accepted until position filled. Please no phone calls or faxes.

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

SFJAZZ Gala 2015 To Honor Joni Mitchell

We are proud to announce that the SFJAZZ Gala 2015 will honor Joni Mitchell on May 8 with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award for her artistic vision and contributions to modern music. The concert program will be led by longtime Joni Mitchell collaborator Brian Blade and will feature the SFJAZZ Collective along with many special musical guests in a tribute to the rich legacy of Ms. Mitchell. SFJAZZ Trustee Nion McEvoy and supporter Penny Coulter will chair this fundraiser for SFJAZZ’s artistic and education programs.

We are currently offering premier patron tables for this evening honoring Joni Mitchell, details on these tables are listed below. To reserve your premier patron table, please contact Stephanie Garcés at 415-283-0364 or sgarces@sfjazz.org.

Concert tickets and other tables from $25,000 - $1,000 will only be available starting in early March, and announced through this web page.

 

$100,000 Legend Package

· Invitation for two to the private dinner with Joni Mitchell, May 7
· Ten premier seats for the Gala concert, May 8
· Table for ten guests plus a featured artist at the post-concert supper
· VIP access to the pre-concert reception, red carpet arrivals, and valet parking
· Joni Mitchell's new 4-disc box set Love Has Many Faces for each group in your party
· SFJAZZ Collective CD signed by members of the band
· Recognition in the Gala invitation, program book, and other materials

$50,000 Hero Package

· Ten premier Gala concert seats
· Table for ten at post-concert supper
· Pre-concert cocktail reception
· VIP entry to all Gala AfterJam events
· Valet parking and Red Carpet Arrivals
· Joni Mitchell CD box set Love Has Many Faces
· SFJAZZ Collective CD, signed by Collective members
· Recognition on event materials


To reserve one of the premier patron table options listed above, please contact Stephanie Garcés at 415-283-0364 or sgarces@sfjazz.org.

The Business of Music: Songs, The Soundtrack of your Life

 

The Business of Music
Songs: The Soundtrack of your Life

Wednesday, April 29, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Larry Batiste
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