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Chuck Stewart
June 18, 2021

Soul & Essence: The Jazz Photography of Chuck Stewart

SFJAZZ announces the unveiling of a new public photography installation on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from legendary photographer Chuck Stewart. Journalist and critic Marcus Crowder tells the story behind the iconic photographer and this new installation.

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Music in Monk Time
June 7, 2021

Music in Monk Time: A Lost Jazz Treasure Returns

In a first-ever U.S. broadcast, SFJAZZ presents a rarely seen documentary and concert film that gives a precious glimpse into the life and music of jazz giant Thelonious Monk returns, 36 years after we presented its Bay Area premiere. Here are some details to get you ready for the show, broadcast 6/10 at 7PM PT and rebroadcast 6/13 at 6PM PT.

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Chuck Stewart
June 18, 2021

Soul & Essence: The Jazz Photography of Chuck Stewart

SFJAZZ announces the unveiling of a new public photography installation on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from legendary photographer Chuck Stewart. Journalist and critic Marcus Crowder tells the story behind the iconic photographer and this new installation.

Read
Music in Monk Time
June 7, 2021

Music in Monk Time: A Lost Jazz Treasure Returns

In a first-ever U.S. broadcast, SFJAZZ presents a rarely seen documentary and concert film that gives a precious glimpse into the life and music of jazz giant Thelonious Monk returns, 36 years after we presented its Bay Area premiere. Here are some details to get you ready for the show, broadcast 6/10 at 7PM PT and rebroadcast 6/13 at 6PM PT.

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May 4, 2021

Launching Family Matinee Broadcasts

SFJAZZ Director of Education Rebeca Mauleón introduces SFJAZZ's Family Matinee Rebroadcast program, premiering this Sunday at 11am (PT) on sfjazz.org.

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May 3, 2021

East Meets West: Indian Classical Music and Jazz

We look forwart to this week's Fridays at Five streaming concert featuring Miles From India, an incredible East-meets-West take on the music of Miles Davis. Here's a look back at how the Indian Classical Music tradition has intertwined with jazz throughout the 20th century and into the new millennium.

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May 4, 2021

Launching Family Matinee Broadcasts

SFJAZZ Director of Education Rebeca Mauleón introduces SFJAZZ's Family Matinee Rebroadcast program, premiering this Sunday at 11am (PT) on sfjazz.org.

Read
May 3, 2021

East Meets West: Indian Classical Music and Jazz

We look forwart to this week's Fridays at Five streaming concert featuring Miles From India, an incredible East-meets-West take on the music of Miles Davis. Here's a look back at how the Indian Classical Music tradition has intertwined with jazz throughout the 20th century and into the new millennium.

Read
April 13, 2021

Remembering Sonny Simmons (1933–2021)

We were saddened to hear that the great, undersung saxophonist Sonny Simmons passed April 6 at age 87. Simmons had been a major voice in jazz’s avant-garde before moving to San Francisco and largely abandoning music, struggling with homelessness and substance abuse. SFJAZZ's Randall Kline had a memorable encounter with him during this period, related in this story.

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March 19, 2021

10 Rising Women Instrumentalists You Should Know

Some of our most popular blog posts have been our multiple Rising Female Instrumentalists lists posted in recognition of Women’s History Month over the last few years. This year features a global group including some Bay Area representation and rising masters working in New York and London.

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April 13, 2021

Remembering Sonny Simmons (1933–2021)

We were saddened to hear that the great, undersung saxophonist Sonny Simmons passed April 6 at age 87. Simmons had been a major voice in jazz’s avant-garde before moving to San Francisco and largely abandoning music, struggling with homelessness and substance abuse. SFJAZZ's Randall Kline had a memorable encounter with him during this period, related in this story.

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March 19, 2021

10 Rising Women Instrumentalists You Should Know

Some of our most popular blog posts have been our multiple Rising Female Instrumentalists lists posted in recognition of Women’s History Month over the last few years. This year features a global group including some Bay Area representation and rising masters working in New York and London.

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Angela Davis
February 17, 2021

"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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February 12, 2021

Remembering Chick Corea (1941–2021)

Along with the rest of the jazz world, we are devastated to hear that pianist, composer, and 2006 NEA Jazz Master Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea passed of cancer on Tuesday, February 9 at the age of 79.

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Angela Davis
February 17, 2021

"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.

Listen
February 12, 2021

Remembering Chick Corea (1941–2021)

Along with the rest of the jazz world, we are devastated to hear that pianist, composer, and 2006 NEA Jazz Master Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea passed of cancer on Tuesday, February 9 at the age of 79.

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January 13, 2021

Artists We Lost in 2020: In Memoriam

With an extraordinarily difficult 2020 now behind us, we stop to remember the many jazz and related musicians we lost during the year, many from COVID-19.

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Nubya Garcia
December 29, 2020

PLAYLIST: 2020 Staff Picks

What's been on constant rotation at the SFJAZZ virtual offices? Here's the Top 30 of 2020 from SFJAZZ's Staff!

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January 13, 2021

Artists We Lost in 2020: In Memoriam

With an extraordinarily difficult 2020 now behind us, we stop to remember the many jazz and related musicians we lost during the year, many from COVID-19.

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Nubya Garcia
December 29, 2020

PLAYLIST: 2020 Staff Picks

What's been on constant rotation at the SFJAZZ virtual offices? Here's the Top 30 of 2020 from SFJAZZ's Staff!

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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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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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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
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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