Resident Artistic Directors

SFJAZZ Center · Season 2

For our second season, five of the most forward-thinking musicians in jazz will each be curating exclusive programming. These shows will premiere new works, feature unprecedented collaborations between world-renowned artists, and jumpstart the boundary-breaking creative mission of the SFJAZZ Center.

Regina Carter

Improvisational jazz violinist and MacArthur fellow Regina Carter was trained as a classical musician and weaves Motown, bebop, swing, folk, Afro-Caribbean, and world influences into her adventurous music. She has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Max Roach, Oliver Lake, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, and Dolly Parton.

Bill Frisell

Widely regarded as the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist to emerge in the 1980s, Grammy-winning artist Bill Frisell has long been exploring the music of America’s rural past. A composer and sought-after bandleader, he has launched dozens of unique projects. He has been named DownBeat critics’ poll Guitarist of the Year nine times.

Jason Moran

MacArthur fellow Jason Moran crosses musical genres, blending jazz, blues, rock, funk, and hip-hop in his compositions and multimedia performances. In 2011 he was named Artistic Advisor for Jazz at the Kennedy Center and was a triple-crown winner of DownBeat magazine’s Critics Poll, collecting awards for Jazz Artist of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year and Pianist of the Year. He has been on the faculty of the New England Conservatory since 2010 and is a longtime member of the Charles Lloyd New Quartet.

John Santos

Since the 1970s, no one has done more to maintain and advance the Bay Area’s singular synthesis of Caribbean rhythms and postbop forms than percussionist John Santos. A charismatic bandleader, captivatin improviser, and dedicated educator, Santos is a master of folkloric traditions from Cuba and Puerto Rico who’s consistently found distinctive ways to merge Latin grooves with jazz orchestration. Since performing at the first Jazz in the City Festival in 1983, he has presented Afro-Cuban music at SFJAZZ and led many educational programs.

Miguel Zenón

Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellow Miguel Zenón has masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American folkloric music and jazz. Zenón has topped the Rising Star Alto Sax category of the DownBeat critics’ poll four times.

RAD - Regina Carter

Free Outdoor Shows

Stanford Shopping Center

180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA · Between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel
Thursdays, June 18—August 20 · 6pm to 7:30pm · FREE!

Rentals - Joe Henderson Lab

Rentals - Miner Auditorium

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Job Description

The Digital Marketing Coordinator assists the Web Designer in maintaining the SFJAZZ Website, production of online marketing materials including weekly emails, web banners and other digital needs, while also managing SFJAZZ’s mobile applications. This position will also assist in the Web Designer in maintaining SFJAZZ’s social media presence.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist Web Designer with the creation and deployment of all eNews emails including weekly newsletters, concert reminders, cancellations and other emails
  • Build and crop graphic elements for the web site
  • Search and locate appropriate and compelling musician youtube videos for the SFJAZZ website
  • Support Web Designer in ongoing content updates to the SFJAZZ web site
  • Design website advertising banners using marketing branded imagery and messaging
  • Manage SFJAZZ’s Google Adwords account
  • Scan the environment for digital developments that can be successfully adapted for SFJAZZ website and other online initiatives
  • Help maintain SFJAZZ’s social media presence on facebook, twitter, youtube, blogger, flickr, and instagram
  • Manage SFJAZZ mobile site and app

STATUS AND SCOPE:

  • Must be detail-oriented but have the ability to think cross-organizationally
  • Experience working with content management systems
  • Previous experience working with Drupal a plus
  • Good Dreamweaver skills
  • Good Photoshop skills
  • Understanding of basic to intermediate HTML and CSS coding skills
  • Some online marketing experience
  • Ability to implement marketing strategies using social media
  • Experience creating optimized web banners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to thrive in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Digital video and audio editing skills a plus
  • Interest in jazz and jazz-related music a plus

SALARY:

The salary will be based upon professional and academic experience.

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@sfjazz.org.

Resumes will be accepted until position filled.

***SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their expressed interest in working at SFJAZZ and will contact those selected for an interview.

Monday Night Band Showcase with Adam Theis — Free Admission!

 

Monday Night Band
Free Concert Showcase
w/ Adam Theis

Monday, May 16, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Monday Night Band Rehearsing

Monday Night Band Showcase with Adam Theis — Free Admission!

 

Monday Night Band
Free Concert Showcase
w/ Adam Theis

Monday, May 16, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Monday Night Band Concert Showcase

Monday Night Band Showcase with Adam Theis — Free Admission!

 

Monday Night Band
Free Concert Showcase
w/ Adam Theis

Monday, May 16, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Monday Night Band Concert Showcase

Summer Sessions View

Clone of Season 1 Education Programs

Classes, Workshops & Family Matinees

ON SALE NOW!

With the opening of the SFJAZZ Center, we are delighted to announce a number of educational programs designed for children and adults, aspiring musicians and experienced singers and instrumentalists.

These affordably priced family-friendly concerts are a great way for you to pass your love of jazz onto the next generation. Bring the kids, the grandkids, and the neighbor’s kids to the gorgeous new SFJAZZ center for an engaging, entertaining and interactive musical experience.

Tuesdays, May 7 - May 28, 7PM-8:30PM • Jazz Heritage Center
4-class series
Highlights the rich tradition of extraordinary jazz and blues musicians in the Bay Area featuring distinct renowned guest artists each week.

A community ensemble for intermediate and 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.

Thursdays, Feb 21 - May 23, 7-8:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab
14-week series with Mimi Fox

Wednesdays, May 15, 22 & June 5, 7-8:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab
3-week series with Keith Terry

Sunday, June 2, 1-3pm • Joe Henderson Lab
with Hector Lugo & Grupo Aguacero

Wednesday, June 5, 7-9pm • Joe Henderson Lab
with Paul Contos

A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available to all programs. Please contact SFJAZZ Education for info: scholarships@sfjazz.org, 415-283-0343.

Introduction to Digital Music

Tuesdays, October 1 - November 19, 6PM-8PM (8-week course)
SFJAZZ Center Digital Lab
SFJAZZ Members: $320 full course; Non-Members: $400 full course
Maximum 8 students
David White, Instructor

In this beginning-level class ideal for older teens and adults, we will use MIDI keyboards, iMacs, and Logic Pro 9 as tools for exploring the broader world of digital audio production, including a survey of gear, software and file types used in the modern DAW (digital audio workstation). Exploration of compositional techniques and musical concepts for beginners will be touched on throughout.