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Juan de Marcos

June 18, 2024

Juan de Marcos: The Buena Vista Social Club Connection

By Rusty Aceves

To get ready for the July 11-14 performances by Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars that kick off Summer Sessions, here’s a deeper look at the leader, his band, and his legacy. 

June 01, 2024

A Guide to Harry Belafonte

A Playlist Curated by René Marie

This month's playlist is dedicated to actor and calypso innovator Harry Belafonte, curated by vocalist René Marie, who performs his music on June 10, 2024.  

June 03, 2024

History in the Making: Performing Oscar Peterson's The AFRICA Suite

By Richard Scheinin

Staff writer Richard Scheinin gives us a preview of the historic U.S. premiere of the late piano genius’s lost masterwork, performed at Davies Symphony Hall on 6/12.

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June 18, 2024

Juan de Marcos: The Buena Vista Social Club Connection

By Rusty Aceves

To get ready for the July 11-14 performances by Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars that kick off Summer Sessions, here’s a deeper look at the leader, his band, and his legacy. 

June 12, 2024

On The Record: GoGo Penguin's "Everything is Going to Be OK"

By SFJAZZ

Manchester-based trio GoGo Penguin returns for two nights in Miner Auditorium on 6/14-15. Here's a look at their most recent XXIM Records album, Everything Is Going to Be OK.

June 07, 2024

On The Record: Gary Bartz's "I've Known Rivers and Other Bodies"

By Rusty Aceves

On June 9, saxophone great and 2024 NEA Jazz Master Gary Bartz makes his first appearance as a leader on the Miner Auditorium stage, celebrating the music of his 1970s NTU Troop projectHere’s a deep dive into one of his signature albums of the period.

June 03, 2024

History in the Making: Performing Oscar Peterson's The AFRICA Suite

By Richard Scheinin

Staff writer Richard Scheinin gives us a preview of the historic U.S. premiere of the late piano genius’s lost masterwork, performed at Davies Symphony Hall on 6/12.

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June 07, 2024

Emmet Cohen Trio performs "Inception"

Pianist Emmet Cohen and his trio perform the classic McCoy Tyner composition “Inception” from his 2021 album “Another Land” during their concert on May 31, 2024 — part of the 2023-24 Season and broadcast on Fridays Live. 

June 04, 2024

“A Congregation Experience”: SFJAZZ Dialogues w/ Lakecia Benjamin

SFJAZZ Dialogues

Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Lakecia Benjamin sits down with SFJAZZ Executive Artistic Director Terence Blanchard, sharing stories involving Prince and Ron Carter,  discussing her dream rhythm section, her love of fashion, and more.

June 04, 2024

2024-25 Season Preview Party

Member Only

The 2024-25 Season Preview Party is an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Terence Blanchard about his inaugural season as Executive Artistic Director at SFJAZZ. 

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May 24, 2024

Dave Holland New Quartet performs "Bring It Back Home"

Bass legend Dave Holland and his New Quartet perform his composition “Bring it Back Home” from his 2021 album “Another Land” during their concert on May 24, 2024 — part of the 2023-24 Season and broadcast on Fridays Live. 

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June 01, 2024

A Guide to Harry Belafonte

A Playlist Curated by René Marie

This month's playlist is dedicated to actor and calypso innovator Harry Belafonte, curated by vocalist René Marie, who performs his music on June 10, 2024.  

May 01, 2024

SFJAZZ 2024 Gala Playlist

Curated by SFJAZZ

This month's playlist reflects Terence Blanchard's vision for the SFJAZZ 2024 Gala, acting as a guide to the sounds listeners can expect to hear at the Gala Concert taking place on May 9.

April 01, 2024

South Africa Freedom Day Playlist

Curated by Melanie Scholtz and McCoy Mrubata

This month's playlist is curated by South Africa's own vocalist-composer Melanie Scholtz, and saxophonist McCoy Mrubata.

March 20, 2024

Cosmic Music: John and Alice Coltrane

Curated by SFJAZZ staff

Saxophonist and Resident Artistic Director Ravi Coltrane brings his exciting project "Cosmic Music" (3/30-31) that honors the music of his legendary parents, John and Alice Coltrane. Here is a curated playlist of music from both iconic artists. 

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