Ain’t I Got a Right to The Tree of Life

6-class series
Wednesdays, April 3 - May 8, 7PM-8:30PM • Joe Henderson Lab
Non-Members: $25 per class; $125 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $18 per class; $90 full course
Linda Tillery, Instructor

Jazz history, live performance, classic audio and exciting video make Koret Discover Jazz the most distinctive jazz appreciation course available for adults.

Join vocalist, educator and Bay Area treasure Linda Tillery on a six-week exploration of music and rhythms of the African Diaspora. Participants will learn African chants, African-American spirituals, field hollers, work songs, children’s play songs, ring shouts, traditional Afro-Caribbean songs and music from the Gullah traditions of Georgia and South Carolina. Class sessions will include lots of singing, plus the use of videos and recordings to stimulate discussion. Articles and reflections that are rooted in the socio-historical experiences of African-Americans and Africans will be incorporated into a simple course reader.

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

The Bass

6-class series
Wednesdays, February 13 - March 20, 7-8:30PM • Joe Henderson Lab*
*Due to popular demand, the February 27th class will be held in Robert N. Miner Auditorium
Non-Members: $25 per class; $125 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $18 per class; $90 full course

Cory Combs, Instructor

Jazz history, live performance, classic audio and exciting video make Koret Discover Jazz the most distinctive jazz appreciation course available for adults. In our first spring series in the new SFJAZZ Center, we will go in depth on the bass, showcasing the development, sounds, influential musicians, and legacy of the instrument. Joining us will be several world-renowned bassists, including Christian McBride, Marcus Miller, Mark Dresser and Michael Manring, and celebrated drummers Peter Erskine and Matt Wilson, who will provide the drummer’s unique perspective. Additional musical guests include Jeff Marrs (drums), Mark Levine and Myra Melford (piano), Andrew Speight and Mary Fettig (sax), Peter Horvath (keyboards), members of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars and more! Taught by bassist and educator Cory Combs, this course may be enjoyed individually or as a series.

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

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.

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

By Program

Education Events by Program

  Upcoming Education Events

Koret Discover Jazz Series at MoAD: The Latin Roots of Jazz
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 the Digital Studio

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 in the Mix

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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By Date

Education Events by Date

  Upcoming Education Events

August 2016
Aug 31 7:00pm

Discover Jazz at MoAD

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Brazilian Roots

Museum of the African Diaspora

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September 2016
Sep 07 7:00pm

Discover Jazz at MoAD

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Jazz Latino

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Sep 14 7:00pm

Discover Jazz at MoAD

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Spanish Routes

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Sep 24 11:00am

The Christian McBride Situation

Family Matinee: Christian McBride

Miner Auditorium

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Sep 24 1:00pm

Digital Lab Class

Digital Lab:
Intro to Audio Production and the Digital Studio

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Sep 28 7:00pm

Digital Lab Class

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

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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October 2016
Oct 12 7:00pm

Digital Lab Class

Digital Lab:
Jazz and Hip Hop in the Mix

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 19 7:00pm

Jazz Appreciation Event

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

Joe Henderson Lab

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Oct 22 11:00am

The Music of Miles of Davis

Family Matinee: The SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

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Oct 22 2:00pm

Digital Lab Class

Digital Lab:
The Art and Science of Mastering

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Oct 26 7:00pm

Jazz Appreciation Event

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

Joe Henderson Lab

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November 2016
Nov 02 7:00pm

Jazz Appreciation Event

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

Joe Henderson Lab

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Nov 09 7:00pm

Jazz Appreciation Event

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

Joe Henderson Lab

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Nov 16 7:00pm

Digital Lab Class

Digital Lab:
DJing and Live Performance w/ Ableton

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Nov 19 11:00am

Music of Venezuela

Family Matinee: The Venezuelan Music Project

Miner Auditorium

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Nov 19 1:00pm

Digital Lab Class

Digital Lab:
Film Scoring, Sound Design and Foley

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Nov 19 8:00pm

SFJAZZ HSAS Alumni Concert

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Alumni

Joe Henderson Lab

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December 2016
Dec 04 1:00pm

SFJAZZ HSAS & Joshua Redman

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

Miner Auditorium

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Dec 05 7:30pm

Free Concert Showcase!

Monday Night Band
Showcase w/ Adam Theis

Miner Auditorium

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Dec 10 1:00pm

Master Class

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

Joe Henderson Lab

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Dec 17 11:00am

Creole Christmas

Family Matinee: Etienne Charles

Miner Auditorium

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January 2017
Jan 16 11:00am

Open House

SFJAZZ Center Anniversary Celebration
Free MLK Day Open House!

Miner Auditorium

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February 2017
Feb 25 11:00am

Songs of Freedom

Family Matinee: Marcus Shelby Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

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March 2017
Mar 08 7:00pm

Jazz Appreciation Event

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

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 11 1:00pm

Free Workshop

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

Joe Henderson Lab

FREE EVENT!
Mar 15 7:00pm

Jazz Appreciation Event

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

Joe Henderson Lab

Buy Tickets
Mar 18 11:00am

100 Years of Ella!

Family Matinee: Tiffany Austin

Miner Auditorium

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Mar 22 7:00pm

Jazz Appreciation Event

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

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 29 7:00pm

Jazz Appreciation Event

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

Joe Henderson Lab

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April 2017
Apr 15 11:00am

¡Música Cubana!

Family Matinee: Rebeca Mauleón
& Juan de Marcos

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 29 1:00pm

Master Class

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

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 2017
May 07 2:00pm

Re-visiting The Standards

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 
w/ Mary Stallings

Miner Auditorium

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May 15 7:30pm

Free Concert Showcase!

Monday Night Band
Showcase w/ Adam Theis

Miner Auditorium

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May 27 11:00am

Tribute to Ernesto Lecuona

Family Matinee: Michel Camilo

Miner Auditorium

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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.

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