On The Corner

April 01, 2024

The Spirit of Ubuntu: Celebrating South African Freedom Day

By Atiyyah Khan

Cape Town-based guest writer Atiyyah Khan speaks to the South African artists performing during the week of 4/25-28 in celebration of the country’s 30th Freedom Day. 

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 28, 2024

Drop the Needle w/ Julian Lage

The guitarist, composer, and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director brings a decidedly individual approach to everything he touches, including our Drop the Needle series, for which he comments on a series of video clips of master guitarists rather than vinyl records.

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April 05, 2024

On the Record: Hiromi's "Sonicwonderland"

By SFJAZZ

Before Hiromi returns to Miner Auditorium next week, we take a closer look at the pianist's new album featuring the band she brings for these performances, and videos made for the songs. 

April 01, 2024

The Spirit of Ubuntu: Celebrating South African Freedom Day

By Atiyyah Khan

Cape Town-based guest writer Atiyyah Khan speaks to the South African artists performing during the week of 4/25-28 in celebration of the country’s 30th Freedom Day. 

March 29, 2024

A Brief History of South African Jazz

By Rusty Aceves

April 27 is the 30th anniversary of Freedom Day in South Africa. Here’s a deeper look at the history of the holiday and the leading figures from the South African jazz tradition. 

March 22, 2024

On the Record: Ethan Iverson's "Technically Acceptable"

By SFJAZZ

Pianist and composer Ethan Iverson returns for four nights in the Joe Henderson Lab with music from his latest Blue Note release. Here’s a deeper dive into the album.

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April 12, 2024

Howard Wiley performs "Hotel California & "California Love"

SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Howard Wiley and his band perform a medley of the Eagles’ “Hotel California” and Tupac Shakur’s “California Love” during his concert on March 23, 2024.

April 11, 2024

In My Mind w/ Brandee Younger

Enter the mind of harpist, composer, and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Brandee Younger, who takes us on her journey of creativity, making friends with space and openness, treating improvisation as a conversation, and embracing the inspiration of her elders to build her confidence as an artist.

April 05, 2024

Ravi Coltrane, Joe Lovano, & Tomoki Sanders perform "The Creator Has A Master Plan"

SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Ravi Coltrane and his all-star group performs the immortal 1969 Pharoah Sanders composition “The Creator Has a Master Plan”.

March 28, 2024

Drop the Needle w/ Julian Lage

The guitarist, composer, and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director brings a decidedly individual approach to everything he touches, including our Drop the Needle series, for which he comments on a series of video clips of master guitarists rather than vinyl records.

Listen

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. 

March 01, 2024

PLAYLIST: SPIRITUAL JAZZ HARP

Curated by SFJAZZ Staff

In celebration of Brandee Younger’s upcoming tenure as Resident Artistic Director at SFJAZZ, this month's playlist focuses on a variety of exciting harpists in jazz.

February 27, 2024

Jazz Meets Harp: Five Recordings

By Rusty Aceves

In advance of Brandee Younger's upcoming week as Resident Artistic Director, we take a look at five tracks that showcase the harp in jazz.

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