SFJAZZ World Drum Week

Saturday-Sunday, August 9-10
Joe Henderson Lab
Youth: $5 · Adults: $20 (per class)

For our second summer in the SFJAZZ Center, we are thrilled to bring together master percussionists from around the globe and celebrate the power of the drum. Expert faculty include Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain and native instructors from Perú, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Japan and the U.S! Suitable for varying levels, these hands-on workshops will get families playing together and share the wealth of diverse world rhythms.

Students are encouraged to bring their own drums to class; some instruments will be provided.

Identity & Resistance in Cuban & Puerto Rican Music

6-class series co-presented by MoAD, YBGF and SFJAZZ
Wednesdays, August 6 - September 10, 7PM-9PM
Venue: W Hotel · 181 3rd St. @ Howard St. · Industry Room, 2nd Floor
SFJAZZ/MoAD/YBGF Members: $15/class or $80/series
Public: $20/class or $100/series
John Santos, Instructor

SFJAZZ continues this dynamic program co-presented by the Museum of the African Diaspora in partnership with our friends at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. In working-class Afro-Latin communities, nothing surpasses music in terms of cultural expression and documentation. Self-identity, education, resistance, escapism, and the concept of our history in our own voices are all embedded in the text and sub-text of traditional and popular Afro-Latin music. In this six-week lecture series, multi-Grammy nominee and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos will focus on how a wide range of Cuban and Puerto Rican music addresses these issues. Recorded music, slides and videos will form the foundation for the lectures with ample Q&A.

No musical experience necessary— ideal for teens and adults.

Please note that this series will not be taking place at MoAD this year due to a transformative renovation. MoAD In the Neighborhood will bring its programs to neighborhood locations; all but one of the classes will be held at the W Hotel just around the corner from MoAD at 181 3rd Street, SF in the Industry Room, 2nd floor. The class on Aug 27th will take place at the California Historical Society right across the street from MoAD, 678 Mission Street, SF. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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Summer Sessions 2014

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32nd Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival

SFJAZZ Collective Wins Outstanding Jazz Album
at 45th Annual NAACP Images Awards

The SFJAZZ Collective’s Album, Wonder: The Songs of Stevie Wonder won Outstanding Jazz Album at 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards.

The 45th NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier multi-cultural awards show. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.

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