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Terence Blanchard, Joshua Redman, Matt Penman and Eric Harland at SFJAZZ

Music in the Moment: The Sixth Season at the SFJAZZ Center

June 20, 2017

"As the upcoming season at SFJAZZ approaches, consider that its 320 concerts are likely to include a few that might change your life... If you are a music lover, you understand this notion of the 'transcendent moment.'" Journalist Richard Scheinin seeks the source of such moments in conversation with Season 6 artists.

Ian Johnson

Get To Know Artist Ian Johnson, Who Created The 2017-18 Season Artwork

June 22, 2017

As we launch the SFJAZZ 2017-18 Season, and its 330+ shows over 9 months starting in September, we took a moment to catch up with San Francisco-based artist Ian Johnson, who created the artwork for the Season catalog.

Playlist: 2017-18 Season Sampler

June 21, 2017

A carefully curated a sampler that represents the breadth and "chef's choices" of the SFJAZZ 2017-18 Season. Be sure to revisit this playlist throughout the Season, as we'll be adding the freshest offerings some 2017-18 Season artists as they release new music.

Jasim Perales playing w/ SFJAZZ High School All-Stars in 2015

Interview: Jasim Perales on the All-Stars, Accolades, and the Big Apple

June 15, 2017

Get to know this year’s SFJAZZ Education Award recipient, and only musician ever to play in the High School All-Stars for five years, trombonist Jasim Perales.

Malika Tirolien

Five Things To Know About Malika Tirolien

June 13, 2017

Here's five things to know about Malika Tirolien, who fronts the newest Snarky Puppy project Bokanté, which kicks off its first-ever tour at SFJAZZ on June 16.

Derrick Hodge (Photo by Chris Baldwin)

Behind The Sound: A Playlist by Derrick Hodge

June 9, 2017

Bassist Derrick Hodge hips us to his influences in a curated playlist "Behind The Sound," ahead of his SFJAZZ-debut in Joe Henderson Lab (June 12-13) at this year's Festival.

Sonny Rollins at the 1999 San Francisco Jazz Festival

Playlist: Tenor Titans

June 7, 2017

Trace the evolution of one of the most iconic instruments in jazz, the tenor sax, in a sampler of "Tenor Titans" old and new, as we welcome Chris Potter and Melissa Aldana (June 13) as well as Donny McCaslin (June 15) at the SFJAZZ Center for this year's Festival.

Melissa Aldana

Eight Rising Women Instrumentalists

June 1, 2017

More than ever, monstrously talented young women are rising through the ranks of jazz instrumentalists, challenging the male-dominated status quo. Here is a list of just eight of the many, many young masters making waves today.

Playlist: The Big Band

May 30, 2017

Celebrate the enduring vitality and flexibility of the Big Band format with a curated playlist of some of our favorite big band recordings!

Mati Klarwein's Bitches Brew artwork

Playlist: Bitches Brew To Tutu

May 26, 2017

With the SFJAZZ Collective reinventing the Music of Miles Davis in Season 5 and on the road, we revisit our curated playlist of classics from the Miles Electric era.