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Herb Alpert Lani Hall
August 10, 2022

5 Things to Know About Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

We welcome legendary trumpeter, composer, and general Renaissance man Herb Alpert back to SFJAZZ this week (8/11–14) along with his musical partner, wife, and Brasil ‘66 vocalist Lani Hall. Here are five things to know about them both.

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Terence Blanchard
August 2, 2022

Five Things You Should Know about Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"

This week, former SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director brings two distinct projects to SFJAZZ for his week of performances including the Bay Area premiere of music from his historic opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Here are five things you should know about the groundbreaking work.

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Herb Alpert Lani Hall
August 10, 2022

5 Things to Know About Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

We welcome legendary trumpeter, composer, and general Renaissance man Herb Alpert back to SFJAZZ this week (8/11–14) along with his musical partner, wife, and Brasil ‘66 vocalist Lani Hall. Here are five things to know about them both.

Read
Terence Blanchard
August 2, 2022

Five Things You Should Know about Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"

This week, former SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director brings two distinct projects to SFJAZZ for his week of performances including the Bay Area premiere of music from his historic opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Here are five things you should know about the groundbreaking work.

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Philip Glass
June 30, 2022

La Belle et la Bête: Philip Glass, Opera Parallèle, and a New Vision

A co-presentation by SFJAZZ and San Francisco's Opera Parallèle, the innovative re-imagining of Philip Glass's opera La Belle et la Bête premieres on July 14 and runs for four nights. SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin takes a deep dive into this visionary new production.

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SFJAZZ Center opening
June 27, 2022

SFJAZZ Center at 10: Looking Back. Pushing Ahead

The SFJAZZ 2022-23 Season is now on sale to the public, and we're looking forward to celebrating our 10th Season in the SFJAZZ Center with all of you. Here is a special piece by SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin that marks this historic occasion and appears in the 2022-23 Season catalog.

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Philip Glass
June 30, 2022

La Belle et la Bête: Philip Glass, Opera Parallèle, and a New Vision

A co-presentation by SFJAZZ and San Francisco's Opera Parallèle, the innovative re-imagining of Philip Glass's opera La Belle et la Bête premieres on July 14 and runs for four nights. SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin takes a deep dive into this visionary new production.

Read
SFJAZZ Center opening
June 27, 2022

SFJAZZ Center at 10: Looking Back. Pushing Ahead

The SFJAZZ 2022-23 Season is now on sale to the public, and we're looking forward to celebrating our 10th Season in the SFJAZZ Center with all of you. Here is a special piece by SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin that marks this historic occasion and appears in the 2022-23 Season catalog.

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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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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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