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Reggie Workman
August 4, 2020

2020 NEA JAZZ MASTERS: A Q&A WITH REGGIE WORKMAN

In the first of four Q&A posts, SFJAZZ Staff Writer Richard Scheinin speaks to Reggie Workman, legendary bassist and 2020 NEA Jazz Master.

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John Santos
August 3, 2020

John Santos Reflects on his 60th

This week’s Fridays at Five streaming concert takes us back to November 1, 2015 for the 60th Birthday Celebration of Bay Area Latin Jazz luminary John Santos. The percussionist, composer, bandleader, and educator reflects on this performance from five years ago, talks about his new album, and his hopes for the future.

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Reggie Workman
August 4, 2020

2020 NEA JAZZ MASTERS: A Q&A WITH REGGIE WORKMAN

In the first of four Q&A posts, SFJAZZ Staff Writer Richard Scheinin speaks to Reggie Workman, legendary bassist and 2020 NEA Jazz Master.

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John Santos
August 3, 2020

John Santos Reflects on his 60th

This week’s Fridays at Five streaming concert takes us back to November 1, 2015 for the 60th Birthday Celebration of Bay Area Latin Jazz luminary John Santos. The percussionist, composer, bandleader, and educator reflects on this performance from five years ago, talks about his new album, and his hopes for the future.

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John Santos
August 3, 2020

ON THE RECORD: JOHN SANTOS' ART OF THE DESCARGA

By coincidence, this week’s Fridays at Five streaming concert devoted to the 60th Birthday Celebration of Bay Area Latin Jazz luminary John Santos happens on the same day as the release of Santos’ new Smithsonian Folkways album, Art of the Descarga. Here’s a closer look at the album.

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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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John Santos
August 3, 2020

ON THE RECORD: JOHN SANTOS' ART OF THE DESCARGA

By coincidence, this week’s Fridays at Five streaming concert devoted to the 60th Birthday Celebration of Bay Area Latin Jazz luminary John Santos happens on the same day as the release of Santos’ new Smithsonian Folkways album, Art of the Descarga. Here’s a closer look at the album.

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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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Michael League
July 8, 2020

FRIDAYS AT FIVE: A TALK WITH SNARKY PUPPY'S MICHAEL LEAGUE

For the fourth part of his in-depth look at our streaming concert series Fridays at Five, SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin has an illuminating chat with bassist, composer and bandleader Michael League of Snarky Puppy and Bokanté.

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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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Michael League
July 8, 2020

FRIDAYS AT FIVE: A TALK WITH SNARKY PUPPY'S MICHAEL LEAGUE

For the fourth part of his in-depth look at our streaming concert series Fridays at Five, SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin has an illuminating chat with bassist, composer and bandleader Michael League of Snarky Puppy and Bokanté.

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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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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.

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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.

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Buddy Bolden
March 25, 2020

JAZZ MOVIES TO WATCH WHILE STAYING HOME

Sheltering in place and staying safe means you’re probably catching up on movies and TV you might have missed. We’d like to suggest some excellent jazz-related movies —new and old, fiction, biography, and documentary — to help get you through this trying time.

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Charles Mingus
March 23, 2020

Work From Home Jazz Playlist

Does working from home have you feeling uninspired? Are you looking for that spark of creativity? Are you feeling disconnected from artistic expression and mental stimulation? Then give our Work From Home playlist a spin! It’s full of uplifting tracks from giants of jazz and today’s modern masters.

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Buddy Bolden
March 25, 2020

JAZZ MOVIES TO WATCH WHILE STAYING HOME

Sheltering in place and staying safe means you’re probably catching up on movies and TV you might have missed. We’d like to suggest some excellent jazz-related movies —new and old, fiction, biography, and documentary — to help get you through this trying time.

Read
Charles Mingus
March 23, 2020

Work From Home Jazz Playlist

Does working from home have you feeling uninspired? Are you looking for that spark of creativity? Are you feeling disconnected from artistic expression and mental stimulation? Then give our Work From Home playlist a spin! It’s full of uplifting tracks from giants of jazz and today’s modern masters.

Listen