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January 18, 2021

5 Things You Should Know About Catherine Russell

We look forward to this week’s Fridays at Five streaming concert with vocalist Catherine Russell. Here are five things you should know to get you ready for the show.

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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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January 18, 2021

5 Things You Should Know About Catherine Russell

We look forward to this week’s Fridays at Five streaming concert with vocalist Catherine Russell. Here are five things you should know to get you ready for the show.

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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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January 11, 2021

FRIDAYS AT FIVE: A Q&A WITH KENNY GARRETT

As SFJAZZ’s “Fridays at Five” streaming concert series moves into its second year, staff writer Richard Scheinin speaks to saxophonist Kenny Garrett. They discuss music in the time of COVID-19; Garrett’s 40-plus years on the road with Art Blakey, Miles Davis, and his own bands; and the sources of his questing, spiritual sound.

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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 11, 2021

FRIDAYS AT FIVE: A Q&A WITH KENNY GARRETT

As SFJAZZ’s “Fridays at Five” streaming concert series moves into its second year, staff writer Richard Scheinin speaks to saxophonist Kenny Garrett. They discuss music in the time of COVID-19; Garrett’s 40-plus years on the road with Art Blakey, Miles Davis, and his own bands; and the sources of his questing, spiritual sound.

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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!

Read
December 1, 2020

Fridays At Five: A Q&A with Pink Martini's China Forbes

We can’t wait for this week’s Fridays at Five with Pink Martini, a perennial favorite at SFJAZZ. We spoke to vocalist and founding member China Forbes about music during the pandemic, their December 2019 run from which this concert was taken, and her thoughts for the future.

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Zakir Hussain
November 9, 2020

Alone Together: A Q&A with Zakir Hussain

On November 12, master percussionist Zakir Hussain performs on our new streaming concert series: Alone Together: Live from SFJAZZ. SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin speaks to the tabla virtuoso about his upcoming performance and his life during the pandemic.

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December 1, 2020

Fridays At Five: A Q&A with Pink Martini's China Forbes

We can’t wait for this week’s Fridays at Five with Pink Martini, a perennial favorite at SFJAZZ. We spoke to vocalist and founding member China Forbes about music during the pandemic, their December 2019 run from which this concert was taken, and her thoughts for the future.

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Zakir Hussain
November 9, 2020

Alone Together: A Q&A with Zakir Hussain

On November 12, master percussionist Zakir Hussain performs on our new streaming concert series: Alone Together: Live from SFJAZZ. SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin speaks to the tabla virtuoso about his upcoming performance and his 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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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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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
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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