Monday Night Band

Monday Night Band audition sign-ups are live! Spring 2017 auditions are being held February 5th & 6th.

12-week program
Mondays, February 27th - May 15th, 7PM-9:30PM
Joe Henderson Lab
General Public: $400; SFJAZZ Members: $350 (3-part payment plans available upon request)

The Monday Night Band at SFJAZZ provides musicians of all ages (older teens through seasoned adults) with a structured approach to learning and interpreting diverse repertoire in a hip community band setting. Open by audition to intermediate/advanced level instrumentalists and vocalists, this ensemble will introduce participants to various styles and genres of jazz while developing a performance-ready program. The band is directed by acclaimed Bay Area musician, composer, and bandleader Adam Theis. The spring series will culminate in a final public performance on Monday, December 5th in Miner Auditorium.

Monday Night Band members get the opportunity to:

  • Workshop, perform, and record original compositions and arrangements
  • Work with pro clinicians 
  • Play for a 600+ audience in the renowned Miner Auditorium 
  • Record live in the Joe Henderson Lab 
  • Network and build relationships with fellow Bay Area musicians 
  • Participate in community outreach 
  • Earn credit toward professional development

Jazz and Blues Legends of the Bay Area

4-class series
Tuesdays, May 7 - 28, 7PM-8:30PM • Jazz Heritage Center
Non-Members: $25 per class; $100 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $20 per class; $80 full course

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

We are thrilled to co-present another dynamic program in the historic Fillmore District of San Francisco! This unique four-part series in partnership with the Jazz Heritage Center highlights the rich tradition of extraordinary jazz and blues musicians in the Bay Area – the unsung heroes in our own backyard – featuring distinct renowned guest artists each week in the visually inspired setting of the Lush Life Gallery. Combining story-telling, live performance and multi media, this program will bring audiences up close and personal with the legends in our midst. Joining us for this very special series will be Bay Area vocal treasure Denise Perrier (May 7), blues ambassador Alvon Johnson (May 14), jazz guitar virtuoso Calvin Keys (May 21) and soulful vocalist Nicolas Bearde (May 28).

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

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

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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SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 2016-17 Concerts
Dec 11 2:00pm

Holiday Jazz in the Fillmore

Jazz Heritage Center

May 07 1:00pm

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 
w/ Mary Stallings

Miner Auditorium

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2016-17 Family Matinees
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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Free MLK Day Open House
Jan 16 11:00am2:00pm5:00pm

SFJAZZ Center Anniversary Celebration
Free MLK Day Open House!

Miner Auditorium

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Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Great Jazz 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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2016-17 Digital Lab Sessions
Mar 18 7:00pm

Digital Lab:
Jazz in the Mix

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Mar 25 1:00pm

Digital Lab:
Intro to Audio Production and the Digital Studio

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Apr 05 7:00pm

Live Looping:
Spontaneous Improvisational Composing

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Apr 12 7:00pm

Digital Lab:
Jazz and Hip Hop in the Mix

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Apr 15 1:00pm

Making Your Mixes Shine:
Intro to Mastering Techniques & Critical Listening

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Apr 19 7:00pm

Digital Lab:
DJing and Live Performance w/ Ableton

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Monday Night Band: 2016-17 Concerts
May 15 7:30pm

Monday Night Band
Showcase w/ Adam Theis

Miner Auditorium

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By Date

Education Events by Date

  Upcoming Education Events

December 2016
Dec 10 1:00pm
Master Class

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

Joe Henderson Lab

Buy Tickets
Dec 11 2:00pm
SFJAZZ in the Fillmore

Holiday Jazz in the Fillmore

Jazz Heritage Center

Dec 17 11:00am
Creole Christmas

Family Matinee: Etienne Charles

Miner Auditorium

Buy Tickets
January 2017
Jan 16 11:00am 2:00pm5:00pm
Open House

SFJAZZ Center Anniversary Celebration
Free MLK Day Open House!

Miner Auditorium

Buy Tickets
February 2017
Feb 25 11:00am
Songs of Freedom

Family Matinee: Marcus Shelby Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

Buy Tickets
March 2017
Mar 08 7:00pm
Jazz Appreciation Event

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

Joe Henderson Lab

Buy Tickets
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 18 7:00pm
Digital Lab Class

Digital Lab:
Jazz in the Mix

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

Buy Tickets
Mar 22 7:00pm
Jazz Appreciation Event

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

Joe Henderson Lab

Buy Tickets
Mar 25 1:00pm
Digital Lab Class

Digital Lab:
Intro to Audio Production and the Digital Studio

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

Buy Tickets
Mar 29 7:00pm
Jazz Appreciation Event

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

Joe Henderson Lab

Buy Tickets
April 2017
Apr 05 7:00pm
Digital Lab Class

Live Looping:
Spontaneous Improvisational Composing

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

Buy Tickets
Apr 12 7:00pm
Digital Lab Class

Digital Lab:
Jazz and Hip Hop in the Mix

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

Buy Tickets
Apr 15 11:00am
¡Música Cubana!

Family Matinee: Rebeca Mauleón
& Juan de Marcos

Miner Auditorium

Buy Tickets
Apr 15 1:00pm
Digital Lab Class

Making Your Mixes Shine:
Intro to Mastering Techniques & Critical Listening

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

Buy Tickets
Apr 19 7:00pm
Digital Lab Class

Digital Lab:
DJing and Live Performance w/ Ableton

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

Buy Tickets
Apr 29 1:00pm
Master Class

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

Joe Henderson Lab

Buy Tickets
May 2017
May 07 1:00pm
Re-visiting The Standards

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 
w/ Mary Stallings

Miner Auditorium

Buy Tickets
May 15 7:30pm
Free Concert Showcase!

Monday Night Band
Showcase w/ Adam Theis

Miner Auditorium

Buy Tickets
May 27 11:00am
Tribute to Ernesto Lecuona

Family Matinee: Michel Camilo

Miner Auditorium

Buy Tickets

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