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Taj Mahal
October 19, 2020

TAJ MAHAL IN 5 SONGS

Three-time GRAMMY winner and American music icon Taj Mahal is far more than a blues artist. He has freely embraced influences from jazz and country as well as Caribbean and African traditions, creating a wealth of recordings that runs the gamut of styles and approaches. In preparation for this week's Fridays at Five streaming concert featuring Taj and his quartet filmed in March of this year, we take a look back at five memorable moments from his discography.

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Terence Blanchard Champion
October 10, 2020

A Story of the Human Condition

We are excited to present the streaming video premiere of Terence Blanchard’s pioneering Champion: An Opera in Jazz on October 21, available on-demand through the 25th. SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin wrote this preview for the original performances in 2016.

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Taj Mahal
October 19, 2020

TAJ MAHAL IN 5 SONGS

Three-time GRAMMY winner and American music icon Taj Mahal is far more than a blues artist. He has freely embraced influences from jazz and country as well as Caribbean and African traditions, creating a wealth of recordings that runs the gamut of styles and approaches. In preparation for this week's Fridays at Five streaming concert featuring Taj and his quartet filmed in March of this year, we take a look back at five memorable moments from his discography.

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Terence Blanchard Champion
October 10, 2020

A Story of the Human Condition

We are excited to present the streaming video premiere of Terence Blanchard’s pioneering Champion: An Opera in Jazz on October 21, available on-demand through the 25th. SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin wrote this preview for the original performances in 2016.

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Vote November 3
October 9, 2020

Get Out The Vote Playlist

We have curated a playlist designed to inspire you to vote on election day. Remember to register, and vote on Tuesday, November 3rd. For California residents, any registered voter may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls on Election Day. SFJAZZ Center will become a vote center for the upcoming November 3rd election.

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Benny Green
October 8, 2020

Alone Together: A Q&A With Benny Green

On October 14, the great pianist Benny Green inaugurates a new streaming concert series: Alone Together: Live from SFJAZZ. With the 60-minute broadcast — available only to SFJAZZ Members and Digital Members. Richard Scheinin talks to Benny Green about his career, the concert, and life during the pandemic.

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Vote November 3
October 9, 2020

Get Out The Vote Playlist

We have curated a playlist designed to inspire you to vote on election day. Remember to register, and vote on Tuesday, November 3rd. For California residents, any registered voter may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls on Election Day. SFJAZZ Center will become a vote center for the upcoming November 3rd election.

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Benny Green
October 8, 2020

Alone Together: A Q&A With Benny Green

On October 14, the great pianist Benny Green inaugurates a new streaming concert series: Alone Together: Live from SFJAZZ. With the 60-minute broadcast — available only to SFJAZZ Members and Digital Members. Richard Scheinin talks to Benny Green about his career, the concert, and life during the pandemic.

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Jake Drake
September 14, 2020

Fridays at Five: A Look Behind the Scenes

Over the past four months, staff writer Richard Scheinin has spoken to many of the artists whose performances have streamed on the Fridays at Five concert series. Now he goes behind the scenes to talk to the technical wizards who make the online concert series possible.

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SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
August 24, 2020

HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STARS RELEASE FIRST LIVE ALBUM!

Rebeca Mauleón, SFJAZZ Director of Education, announces the release of the first live album recorded by our award-winning High School All-Stars.

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Jake Drake
September 14, 2020

Fridays at Five: A Look Behind the Scenes

Over the past four months, staff writer Richard Scheinin has spoken to many of the artists whose performances have streamed on the Fridays at Five concert series. Now he goes behind the scenes to talk to the technical wizards who make the online concert series possible.

Read
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
August 24, 2020

HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STARS RELEASE FIRST LIVE ALBUM!

Rebeca Mauleón, SFJAZZ Director of Education, announces the release of the first live album recorded by our award-winning High School All-Stars.

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Lizz Wright
June 23, 2020

Fridays at Five: Artists Reflect

In the second part of his in-depth look at our streaming concert series Fridays at Five, SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin speaks to Joe Lovano, Lizz Wright, and Marcus Shelby, whose performances have been featured on the series. They discuss what it was like to watch themselves perform, virtually, and how they’re adjusting to the new reality of quarantine living and the pandemic.

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Denise Young
July 22, 2020

Denise Young is Named Board of Trustees Chairperson

SFJAZZ is excited to announce the appointment of Denise Young as its new Board Chair, beginning on September 1, 2020. Staff Writer Richard Scheinin interviewed Ms. Young about her musical roots, her leadership roles, and her vision for SFJAZZ.

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Lizz Wright
June 23, 2020

Fridays at Five: Artists Reflect

In the second part of his in-depth look at our streaming concert series Fridays at Five, SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin speaks to Joe Lovano, Lizz Wright, and Marcus Shelby, whose performances have been featured on the series. They discuss what it was like to watch themselves perform, virtually, and how they’re adjusting to the new reality of quarantine living and the pandemic.

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Denise Young
July 22, 2020

Denise Young is Named Board of Trustees Chairperson

SFJAZZ is excited to announce the appointment of Denise Young as its new Board Chair, beginning on September 1, 2020. Staff Writer Richard Scheinin interviewed Ms. Young about her musical roots, her leadership roles, and her vision for SFJAZZ.

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Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano
June 5, 2020

FRIDAYS AT FIVE: LAUNCHING A DIGITAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE

SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin takes a closer look at the evolution of our streaming concert series Fridays at Five, the first step in a new digital future for the organization.

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Angela Davis
June 3, 2020

"Jazz & Social Justice": A Playlist by Angela Davis

On April 18, 2018, author, educator, activist, and Civil Rights icon Angela Davis sat down with SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline for a Listening Party on "Jazz & Social Justice." Here are the tracks Davis shared, plus a couple of extras they didn't get to.

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Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano
June 5, 2020

FRIDAYS AT FIVE: LAUNCHING A DIGITAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE

SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin takes a closer look at the evolution of our streaming concert series Fridays at Five, the first step in a new digital future for the organization.

Read
Angela Davis
June 3, 2020

"Jazz & Social Justice": A Playlist by Angela Davis

On April 18, 2018, author, educator, activist, and Civil Rights icon Angela Davis sat down with SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline for a Listening Party on "Jazz & Social Justice." Here are the tracks Davis shared, plus a couple of extras they didn't get to.

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