On The Corner

Terrace Martin

Terrace Martin's Top 5 Albums Of 2016

January 3, 2017

Multi-instrumentalist, rapper and producer Terrace Martin embodies today’s fertile ground between jazz and hip-hop. He shares his top 5 albums of 2016 before returning to SFJAZZ on January 5.

Playlist: Spiritual Jazz

December 30, 2016

A journey in spiritual jazz, before sax luminary Kamasi Washington makes his SFJAZZ debut January 6-8.

Zakir Hussain and Pharoah Sanders at Grace Cathedral

Video: How tabla master Zakir Hussain first discovered jazz

December 28, 2016

Tabla master, 2017 SFJAZZ Gala honoree Zakir Hussain recalls his first encounters with jazz in India, and his first collaborations with American jazz artists after moving to Marin County 45 years ago

Playlist: Staff Picks 2016

December 23, 2016

What's been on constant rotation at the SFJAZZ Center offices? Here's the top 16 of 2016 from SFJAZZ's staff!

Playlist: Make It Funky, Maceo!

December 20, 2016

With sax legend Maceo Parker bringing the funk back to the SFJAZZ Center over New Years, here's a playlist pulling together many of his most notable collaborations and releases.

Etienne Charles (Photo by Hollis King)

Playlist: Etienne Charles Inspirations

December 14, 2016

Trinidad-born rising trumpeter Etienne Charles shares a few of his inspirations ahead of his SFJAZZ-debut as a leader on December 17.

Louis Armstrong as Santa Claus

Playlist: Holiday Jazz

December 13, 2016

The crème de la crème of holiday jazz, funk and soul - from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Vince Guaraldi, to Jimmy Smith, James Brown and Sharon Jones.

Vince Guaraldi

A Look Back at Vince Guaraldi’s "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

December 12, 2016

Released in December 1965, Bay Area pianist and composer Vince Guaraldi’s soundtrack to Charles Schulz's iconic Peanuts special A Charlie Brown Christmas is among the most beloved holiday albums of all time, now certified Triple Plantinum with sales of over three million copies.

Tony Williams In 5 Songs

December 12, 2016

In commemoration of what would have been drumming legend Tony Williams’ 71st birthday, we look back at his momentous career of innovation and exploration. SFJAZZ presents a tribute to Williams on 1/19 as part of our Season 5 Celebration, curated by master drummer and Williams protégé Cindy Blackman-Santana.

John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' Like You've Never Experienced

December 9, 2016

Watch a video of John Coltrane's "Psalm" (A Love Supreme: 4th Movement) is synced to his A Love Supreme poem.