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December 22, 2021

Playlist: Best of 2021

We asked the SFJAZZ staff to tell us their favorite jazz and jazz-related releases of the year, which we've compiled for this exclusive playlist.

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December 13, 2021

5 Things to Know about Monsieur Periné

The week of New Years spotlights the joyous music of Bogota, Colombia natives Monsieur Periné, returning to ring in 2022 with their mix of Django Reinhardt-inspired Romani jazz, swing, pop, and bolero. Here are five things to know about them before their exciting New Year's week run of concerts.

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December 22, 2021

Playlist: Best of 2021

We asked the SFJAZZ staff to tell us their favorite jazz and jazz-related releases of the year, which we've compiled for this exclusive playlist.

Listen
December 13, 2021

5 Things to Know about Monsieur Periné

The week of New Years spotlights the joyous music of Bogota, Colombia natives Monsieur Periné, returning to ring in 2022 with their mix of Django Reinhardt-inspired Romani jazz, swing, pop, and bolero. Here are five things to know about them before their exciting New Year's week run of concerts.

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Louis Armstrong
December 10, 2021

PLAYLIST: HOLIDAY JAZZ

Enjoy a playlist of the crème de la crème of holiday jazz, funk, and soul – from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Vince Guaraldi, to Jimmy Smith, José James and Sharon Jones – to keep the holiday cheer flowing!

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Charlie Brown Christmas
December 6, 2021

A LOOK BACK AT VINCE GUARALDI’S A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

Bay Area pianist Adam Shulman's concerts devoted to the timeless Vince Guaraldi compositions from the soundtrack of A Charlie Brown Christmas have become a highly anticipated holiday tradition at SFJAZZ. We take a look back at the soundtrack recording.

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Louis Armstrong
December 10, 2021

PLAYLIST: HOLIDAY JAZZ

Enjoy a playlist of the crème de la crème of holiday jazz, funk, and soul – from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Vince Guaraldi, to Jimmy Smith, José James and Sharon Jones – to keep the holiday cheer flowing!

Listen
Charlie Brown Christmas
December 6, 2021

A LOOK BACK AT VINCE GUARALDI’S A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

Bay Area pianist Adam Shulman's concerts devoted to the timeless Vince Guaraldi compositions from the soundtrack of A Charlie Brown Christmas have become a highly anticipated holiday tradition at SFJAZZ. We take a look back at the soundtrack recording.

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Srinija Srinivasan
November 12, 2021

Notes From the Board: The Wisdom of Improvisation

In January of this year, former SFJAZZ board chair Srinija Srinivasan addressed the SFJAZZ Board of Trustees during the 2021 SFJAZZ Board Leadership Summit. In her remarks, Srinija examined the challenges in society and the work required to make the unfulfilled promise of our fragile democracy into a reality, while looking to jazz — and in particular the power of improvisation and its intrinsic qualities — as a model pointing to a better, possible future.

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SFJAZZ Collective
October 19, 2021

SFJAZZ Collective: Reflecting the Moment

In advance of The SFJAZZ Collective's October performances, staff writer Richard Scheinin speaks to members of the band about their exciting new material that reflects our turbulent times, and the inspirations behind it.

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Srinija Srinivasan
November 12, 2021

Notes From the Board: The Wisdom of Improvisation

In January of this year, former SFJAZZ board chair Srinija Srinivasan addressed the SFJAZZ Board of Trustees during the 2021 SFJAZZ Board Leadership Summit. In her remarks, Srinija examined the challenges in society and the work required to make the unfulfilled promise of our fragile democracy into a reality, while looking to jazz — and in particular the power of improvisation and its intrinsic qualities — as a model pointing to a better, possible future.

Read
SFJAZZ Collective
October 19, 2021

SFJAZZ Collective: Reflecting the Moment

In advance of The SFJAZZ Collective's October performances, staff writer Richard Scheinin speaks to members of the band about their exciting new material that reflects our turbulent times, and the inspirations behind it.

Read
Season Playlist
September 24, 2021

Playlist: 2021-22 Season Sampler

We celebrate the re-opening of the SFJAZZ Center and the start of the 2021-22 Season with this extensive Spotify playlist that highlights the work of many of the artsts performing on the Miner Auditorium, Joe Henderson Lab, Grace Cathedral, and the Oakland Paramount stages between now and May 27.

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Soweto Kinch
September 18, 2021

Feeding the Soul: The 2021-22 SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Directors

To celebrate this week's opening of the 2021-22 Season, here's SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin's article on the incoming SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Directors, as printed in the 2021-22 Season catalog.

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Season Playlist
September 24, 2021

Playlist: 2021-22 Season Sampler

We celebrate the re-opening of the SFJAZZ Center and the start of the 2021-22 Season with this extensive Spotify playlist that highlights the work of many of the artsts performing on the Miner Auditorium, Joe Henderson Lab, Grace Cathedral, and the Oakland Paramount stages between now and May 27.

Listen
Soweto Kinch
September 18, 2021

Feeding the Soul: The 2021-22 SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Directors

To celebrate this week's opening of the 2021-22 Season, here's SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin's article on the incoming SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Directors, as printed in the 2021-22 Season catalog.

Read
Kris Bowers
September 15, 2021

Kris Bowers: Launching a New Visual Experience

Next week’s opening of the 2021-22 Season is a historic moment, as we welcome the public back to SFJAZZ for live concerts, and formally debut our amazing new immersive media system. SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin speaks to opening night artist Kris Bowers and explains how his concert showcasing his work as a soundtrack composer is the perfect way to inaugurate this new visual experience.

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August 30, 2021

SFJAZZ ON BBC RADIO 3: A Q&A WITH JULIAN JOSEPH

We are so excited about our new transatlantic partnership with BBC Radio 3 and their fantastic jazz program "J to Z," on which you can hear live performances recorded at the SFJAZZ Center. We spoke to co-host, musician, and educator Julian Joseph about the show and his background.

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Kris Bowers
September 15, 2021

Kris Bowers: Launching a New Visual Experience

Next week’s opening of the 2021-22 Season is a historic moment, as we welcome the public back to SFJAZZ for live concerts, and formally debut our amazing new immersive media system. SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin speaks to opening night artist Kris Bowers and explains how his concert showcasing his work as a soundtrack composer is the perfect way to inaugurate this new visual experience.

Read
August 30, 2021

SFJAZZ ON BBC RADIO 3: A Q&A WITH JULIAN JOSEPH

We are so excited about our new transatlantic partnership with BBC Radio 3 and their fantastic jazz program "J to Z," on which you can hear live performances recorded at the SFJAZZ Center. We spoke to co-host, musician, and educator Julian Joseph about the show and his background.

Read
August 10, 2021

NEW RELEASE: SFJAZZ HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STARS 2020-2021 ALBUM

Announcing the brand new recording from the award-winning SFJAZZ High School All-Stars! Read about the way the music was recorded for this project, and take a closer look at several of the standout tracks.

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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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August 10, 2021

NEW RELEASE: SFJAZZ HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STARS 2020-2021 ALBUM

Announcing the brand new recording from the award-winning SFJAZZ High School All-Stars! Read about the way the music was recorded for this project, and take a closer look at several of the standout tracks.

Read
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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