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Ranzel Merritt
March 30, 2022

A Q&A With Digital Lab Instructor Ranzel Merritt

SFJAZZ Education welcomes our newest Digital Lab Instructor Ranzel Merritt! An alumnus of the High School All-Stars program and graduate of the Oakland School for the Arts, Ranzel now serves as an SFJAZZ Alumni Ambassador. Here is a brief Q&A to get to know him better.

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Billy Hart
March 28, 2022

2022 NEA Jazz Masters: A Q&A with Billy Hart

This Thursday, the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert honors Cassandra Wilson, Stanley Clarke, Donald Harrison Jr., and Billy Hart. Staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to the drummer, bandleader, and composer.

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Ranzel Merritt
March 30, 2022

A Q&A With Digital Lab Instructor Ranzel Merritt

SFJAZZ Education welcomes our newest Digital Lab Instructor Ranzel Merritt! An alumnus of the High School All-Stars program and graduate of the Oakland School for the Arts, Ranzel now serves as an SFJAZZ Alumni Ambassador. Here is a brief Q&A to get to know him better.

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Billy Hart
March 28, 2022

2022 NEA Jazz Masters: A Q&A with Billy Hart

This Thursday, the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert honors Cassandra Wilson, Stanley Clarke, Donald Harrison Jr., and Billy Hart. Staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to the drummer, bandleader, and composer.

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Donald Harrison Jr.
March 24, 2022

2022 NEA Jazz Masters: A Q&A with Donald Harrison Jr.

In advance of the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert (March 31) honoring Cassandra Wilson, Billy Hart, Stanley Clarke, and Donald Harrison Jr., staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to the saxophonist, bandleader, and composer.

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Anat Cohen
March 21, 2022

A Q&A With Anat Cohen: Four Nights, Global Connections

In preparation for SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Anat Cohen's week of performances (March 24-27), staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to the woodwind viruoso, bandleader, and composer.

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Donald Harrison Jr.
March 24, 2022

2022 NEA Jazz Masters: A Q&A with Donald Harrison Jr.

In advance of the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert (March 31) honoring Cassandra Wilson, Billy Hart, Stanley Clarke, and Donald Harrison Jr., staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to the saxophonist, bandleader, and composer.

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Anat Cohen
March 21, 2022

A Q&A With Anat Cohen: Four Nights, Global Connections

In preparation for SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Anat Cohen's week of performances (March 24-27), staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to the woodwind viruoso, bandleader, and composer.

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Sèléne Saint-Aimé
March 17, 2022

13 Rising Women Instrumentalists You Should Know

Some of our most popular blog posts have been our Rising Women Instrumentalists lists posted in recognition of Women’s History Month over the last few years. This year we asked the SFJAZZ staff to share their favorites to create to this list, which features a global group of inspiring women.

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Chris Potter
March 7, 2022

Q&A with Chris Potter: His Big Band Fascination

In preparation for SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Chris Potter's week of performances (March 17-20), staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to the saxophonist, bandleader, and composer.

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Sèléne Saint-Aimé
March 17, 2022

13 Rising Women Instrumentalists You Should Know

Some of our most popular blog posts have been our Rising Women Instrumentalists lists posted in recognition of Women’s History Month over the last few years. This year we asked the SFJAZZ staff to share their favorites to create to this list, which features a global group of inspiring women.

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Chris Potter
March 7, 2022

Q&A with Chris Potter: His Big Band Fascination

In preparation for SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Chris Potter's week of performances (March 17-20), staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to the saxophonist, bandleader, and composer.

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Ambrose Akinmusire
February 23, 2022

A Q&A With Ambrose Akinmusire: Raising the Greats

To get ready for SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Ambrose Akinmusire's week of performances (March 3-6), staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to the trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.

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February 1, 2022

Playlist: Freedom Now!

Our curated Black History Month playlist series highlights songs about Black liberation and freedom, including music from Gil Scott-Heron, Max Roach, Nina Simone, Charles Mingus, Kahil El'Zabar, Terence Blanchard, Ambrose Akinmusire, Irreversible Entanglements, SAULT and much more!

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Ambrose Akinmusire
February 23, 2022

A Q&A With Ambrose Akinmusire: Raising the Greats

To get ready for SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Ambrose Akinmusire's week of performances (March 3-6), staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to the trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.

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February 1, 2022

Playlist: Freedom Now!

Our curated Black History Month playlist series highlights songs about Black liberation and freedom, including music from Gil Scott-Heron, Max Roach, Nina Simone, Charles Mingus, Kahil El'Zabar, Terence Blanchard, Ambrose Akinmusire, Irreversible Entanglements, SAULT and much more!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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
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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