Family Matinees

in Miner Auditorium

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.

Check out this article from Red Tricycle about our Family Matinees.

Family Workshops
Select Family Matinees are followed by interactive workshops in the Joe Henderson Lab. Capacity is limited to 50 participants and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign ups take place at a table in the lobby on the day of the concert.

A limited number of free tickets are available to low-income Bay Area school or community groups. If you are interested in bringing your school or community group to a Family Matinee, please fill out our ticket request form.

 

Education Events Calendar

Classes, Workshops & Family Matinees

SFJAZZ has a number of educational programs designed for children and adults, aspiring musicians and experienced singers and instrumentalists.

Summer 2016 Digital Lab Bootcamps
Jul 11 1:00pm

Digital Lab:
Digital Music Production
w/Logic Pro X 

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Jul 18 1:00pm

Pro Tools 101:
From Mic to DAW

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Aug 01 1:00pm

Audio Production and Remixing with Ableton Live

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Summer 2016 - Jazz Appreciation
Jul 13 7:30pm

The Music of Cole Porter
w/ Pamela Rose

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 10 7:30pm

History of Cuban Piano w/ Rebeca Mauleón & Friends

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 17 7:00pm

Jazz In Film w/ Alisa Clancy & Andrew Gilbert

Joe Henderson Lab

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2015-16 Season Master Classes & Workshops
Aug 03 7:00pm

Get Your Groove On
w/ Members of Snarky Puppy

Joe Henderson Lab

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Hands-On: SFJAZZ 4th Annual World Drum Weekend!
Aug 06 11:00am

Samba Le Le: Brazilian Carnaval Family Workshop
w/ Ami Molinelli & Zack Pitt-Smith

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 06 1:00pm

Kpanlogo Dance-Drumming Party
w/ CK Ladzekpo

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 06 3:00pm

Elements of Arabic Drumming
w/ Faisal Zedan

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 07 12:00pm

Candombe from Uruguay
w/ Edgardo Cambón

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 07 2:30pm

Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset
w/ Celso Alberti

Joe Henderson Lab

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Koret Discover Jazz Series at MoAD: The Latin Roots of Jazz
Aug 10 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Afro-Cuban Roots 1

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Aug 17 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course - Afro-Cuban Roots 2

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Aug 24 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Puerto Rican Roots

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Aug 31 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Brazilian Roots

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Sep 07 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Jazz Latino

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Sep 14 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Spanish Routes

Museum of the African Diaspora

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2016-17 Family Matinees
Sep 24 11:00am

Family Matinee: Christian McBride

Miner Auditorium

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Oct 22 11:00am

Family Matinee: The SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

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Nov 19 11:00am

Family Matinee: The Venezuelan Music Project

Miner Auditorium

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Dec 17 11:00am

Family Matinee: Etienne Charles

Miner Auditorium

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Feb 25 11:00am

Family Matinee: Marcus Shelby Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

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Mar 18 11:00am

Family Matinee: Tiffany Austin

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 15 11:00am

Family Matinee: Rebeca Mauleón
& Juan de Marcos

Miner Auditorium

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May 27 11:00am

Family Matinee: Michel Camilo

Miner Auditorium

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2016-17 Digital Lab Sessions
Sep 24 1:00pm

Digital Lab:
Intro to Audio Production and Studio Signal Flow

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Sep 28 7:00pm

Digital Lab:
Creating Afro-Latin Grooves
in Electronica and Dance Music

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 12 7:00pm

Digital Lab:
Jazz and Hip Hop (The Remix)

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 22 2:00pm

Digital Lab:
The Art and Science of Mastering

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Nov 16 7:00pm

Digital Lab:
DJing and Live Performance w/ Ableton

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Nov 19 1:00pm

Digital Lab:
Film Scoring, Sound Design and Foley

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Koret Discover Jazz Series: Four & More: The Music of Miles Davis
Oct 19 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course:
Birth of the Cool w/ special guest Sean Jones

Joe Henderson Lab

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Oct 26 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course:
Kind of Blue w/ special guest Ed Simon

Joe Henderson Lab

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Nov 02 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course:
Miles Smiles w/ special guest Teodross Avery

Joe Henderson Lab

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Nov 09 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course:
Bitches Brew w/ special guests Bill Ortiz & Dave McNab

Joe Henderson Lab

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SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 2016-17 Concerts
Nov 19 8:00pm

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Alumni

Joe Henderson Lab

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Dec 04 1:00pm

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Holiday Concert w/ Joshua Redman

Miner Auditorium

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May 07 2:00pm

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 
w/ Mary Stallings

Miner Auditorium

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Monday Night Band: 2016-17 Concerts
Dec 05 7:30pm

Monday Night Band
Showcase w/ Adam Theis

Miner Auditorium

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May 15 7:30pm

Monday Night Band
Showcase w/ Adam Theis

Miner Auditorium

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2016-17 Season Master Classes & Workshops
Dec 10 1:00pm

Open Session: From the Groove to the Studio
Masterclass w/ Robert Glasper

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 11 1:00pm

3rd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day:
Free Workshop for
Female Jazz Musicians

Joe Henderson Lab

FREE EVENT!
Apr 29 1:00pm

Without a Net: Reimagining the Stage Dynamic
Masterclass w/ Danilo Perez

Joe Henderson Lab

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Free MLK Day Open House
Jan 16 11:00am

SFJAZZ Center Anniversary Celebration
Free MLK Day Open House!

Miner Auditorium

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Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Great Women
Mar 08 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course:
Nina Simone w/ special guest Tammy Hall

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 15 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course:
Hazel Scott w/ special guest Tammy Hall

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 22 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course:
Marian McPartland w/ special guest Laura Klein

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 29 7:00pm

Koret Discover Jazz Course:
Vi Redd w/ special guest Tia Fuller

Joe Henderson Lab

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

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Sonny Rollins

After winning every possible distinction including 2011 Kennedy Center Honors (saluted by Barack Obama, broadcast on CBS), the NEA Jazz Master title, Montreal’s Miles Davis Award, the National Medal of Arts, multiple Grammys and honorary doctorates, what is there left for Sonny Rollins to do? Plenty. At 82, the tenor sax titan just keeps raising the bar, delivering performances of stunning brilliance and intensity. The music world is still abuzz over Road Shows Vol. 2, which includes four tracks from his epochal 80th birthday celebration at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. It’s the latest treasure from Rollins since he launched his own label, Doxy, with the acclaimed studio recording Sonny, Please. From his early career as a sideman with legends Bud Powell, Miles Davis and Clifford Brown to his unrivaled solo career that produced such jazz cornerstones as Saxophone Colossus, Tenor Madness, Way Out West, The Bridge and East Broadway Rundown, Sonny Rollins continues to chart a course as a true giant and perhaps the greatest living improviser in jazz. We’re proud that his performances have been a glorious part of SFJAZZ tradition across the past two decades.

About the Artists

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Now Select Your Own Seats!

SFJAZZ is excited to announce that we have just upgraded our online ticketing system. This upgrade has many new features including the option to Select-Your-Own-Seats for all Paramount Theatre, Davies Symphony Hall, and upcoming SFJAZZ Center performances.

From September through June, the most creative and compelling musicians on the scene — Dave Holland, Brad Mehldau, Jason Moran, Mariza and Bill Frisell — perform at the beautiful new SFJAZZ Center, often in four-night runs showing their artistic range.