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JACK Quartet will perform 'Everything That Rises'

From The Composer: John Luther Adams on the World Premiere of 'Everything That Rises'

July 20, 2017

The world premiere of Everything That Rises comes to SFJAZZ on July 28, part of a weeklong Festival celebrating the many works of Pulitzer Prize and GRAMMY-winning composer John Luther Adams. The composer shared program notes for the new work. Here's the backstory.

Sun Ra

Playlist: Afrofuturism

July 20, 2017

With the Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen landing at the SFJAZZ for four nights on August 3-6, explore Afrofuturism and the Sun Ra legacy through a jazz lens in a curated playlist.

Somethin' Else: Space is the Place Terrace

July 18, 2017

In honor of the Sun Ra Arkestra making their SFJAZZ Center debut from August 3-5, we take a closer look at a part of the building named for the late music icon.

Playlist: Sound Experience

July 17, 2017

With a weeklong festival of new music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams coming to SFJAZZ, Grace Cathedral and Lands End July 26-30, entrance yourself in the "Sound Experience" playlist—a sampler of many of the great composers and musical thinkers of our time.

A Closer Look at Great Americas Songbook

July 10, 2017

One of the major themes that mark each year’s SFJAZZ Summer Sessions is the multi-week curated series of performances called “Great Americas Songbook,” which takes the concept of the American song tradition and applies it to the entirety of the geographical region encompassing North, Central, and South America.

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.

JACK Quartet

Five Things To Know About JACK Quartet

July 12, 2017

The "superheroes of the new music world" (Boston Globe) JACK Quartet debut at SFJAZZ on July 27-28, performing works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, including the world premiere of Everything That Rises. Here's five things to know about the acclaimed young string quartet.

Joan Soriano

Five Things To Know About Joan Soriano

July 7, 2017

Joan Soriano is the embodiment of bachata, a music traditional from his native Dominican Republic. Here's five things to know about Soriano before his SFJAZZ debut on July 20, part of the 2017 Summer Sessions.

Playlist: Summer at the Center

June 29, 2017

Summer jams to bump at a sunny afternoon BBQ, your next road trip, or just a lazy day in the neighborhood - all from artists who rock the SFJAZZ stages, or we pay tribute to, in 2017 Summer Sessions (July-August).

Behind The Sound: A Curated Playlist By The T Sisters

June 29, 2017

The Oakland-born trio of singing sisters combines folk, Americana, gospel, bluegrass, country, and soul with unearthly harmonies that only a lifetime of singing together can create. Here's a playlist of influences curated by the T Sisters, ahead of their return to SFJAZZ on July 14 after their sold out debut to start the 2016 Summer Sessions.