SFJAZZ Logo
Cart Cart(0)

SFJAZZ Blog

On The Corner

Archive
5 Deep Cuts: Abdullah Ibrahim
January 20, 2018

5 Deep Cuts: Abdullah Ibrahim

Five deep cuts from South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim, the man Nelson Mandela called "South Africa's Mozart."

Listen
Playlist: South African Jazz
February 14, 2018

Playlist: South African Jazz

As South African legend Abdullah Ibrahim reassembles the iconic Jazz Epistles at SFJAZZ from 2/22-25, dedicated to the memory and spirit of the late Hugh Masekela, immerse yourself in the rich tradition of jazz from South Africa.

Listen
5 Deep Cuts: Abdullah Ibrahim
January 20, 2018

5 Deep Cuts: Abdullah Ibrahim

Five deep cuts from South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim, the man Nelson Mandela called "South Africa's Mozart."

Listen
Playlist: South African Jazz
February 14, 2018

Playlist: South African Jazz

As South African legend Abdullah Ibrahim reassembles the iconic Jazz Epistles at SFJAZZ from 2/22-25, dedicated to the memory and spirit of the late Hugh Masekela, immerse yourself in the rich tradition of jazz from South Africa.

Listen
Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim & The South African Jazz Tradition
January 23, 2018

Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim & The South African Jazz Tradition

With heavy hearts, we must acknowledge the loss of trumpeter, composer, singer, activist, and South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela, who passed on January 23, 2018 in Johannesburg at age 78.

Read
The Leonard Bernstein Jazz Connection
February 12, 2018

The Leonard Bernstein Jazz Connection

For 20th century American composers, jazz was an inescapable influence, and none had so fully embraced that influence as composer and longtime conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein. And in return, Bernstein has provided the jazz world with a rich trove of indelible compositions to explore and use a basis for improvisation.

Read
Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim & The South African Jazz Tradition
January 23, 2018

Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim & The South African Jazz Tradition

With heavy hearts, we must acknowledge the loss of trumpeter, composer, singer, activist, and South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela, who passed on January 23, 2018 in Johannesburg at age 78.

Read
The Leonard Bernstein Jazz Connection
February 12, 2018

The Leonard Bernstein Jazz Connection

For 20th century American composers, jazz was an inescapable influence, and none had so fully embraced that influence as composer and longtime conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein. And in return, Bernstein has provided the jazz world with a rich trove of indelible compositions to explore and use a basis for improvisation.

Read
Abdullah Ibrahim: A Life In Song
January 7, 2018

Abdullah Ibrahim: A Life In Song

“We practice 50 years, trying to find a technique,” Ibrahim says. “But in the end, it is a process of trying to find the silence… Monk, Coltrane and Bird, they all had this. Well, you practice and practice and practice and then you forget about it.”

Read
Video: Marching Tradition Forward: The Story of Preservation Hall
January 8, 2018

Video: Marching Tradition Forward: The Story of Preservation Hall

A short film produced by SFJAZZ telling the remarkable story of Preservation Hall, which was honored with at Lifetime Achievement Award at the SFJAZZ Gala 2018 on February 1, 2018.

Watch
Abdullah Ibrahim: A Life In Song
January 7, 2018

Abdullah Ibrahim: A Life In Song

“We practice 50 years, trying to find a technique,” Ibrahim says. “But in the end, it is a process of trying to find the silence… Monk, Coltrane and Bird, they all had this. Well, you practice and practice and practice and then you forget about it.”

Read
Video: Marching Tradition Forward: The Story of Preservation Hall
January 8, 2018

Video: Marching Tradition Forward: The Story of Preservation Hall

A short film produced by SFJAZZ telling the remarkable story of Preservation Hall, which was honored with at Lifetime Achievement Award at the SFJAZZ Gala 2018 on February 1, 2018.

Watch
Jazz Moves Into Every San Francisco & Oakland Middle School

October 19, 2017

Jazz Moves Into Every San Francisco & Oakland Middle School
Read
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Release 2017 Double Album

October 4, 2017

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Release 2017 Double Album
Listen
Jazz Moves Into Every San Francisco & Oakland Middle School

October 19, 2017

Jazz Moves Into Every San Francisco & Oakland Middle School
Read
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Release 2017 Double Album

October 4, 2017

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Release 2017 Double Album
Listen
Sun Ra

July 27, 2017

We Travel the Space Ways: Afrofuturism in Music
Read
Kid Koala

July 26, 2017

Playlist: Jazztronic
Listen
Sun Ra

July 27, 2017

We Travel the Space Ways: Afrofuturism in Music
Read
Kid Koala

July 26, 2017

Playlist: Jazztronic
Listen
Jazz Moves Into Every San Francisco & Oakland Middle School

October 19, 2017

Jazz Moves Into Every San Francisco & Oakland Middle School
Read
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Release 2017 Double Album

October 4, 2017

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Release 2017 Double Album
Listen
Jazz Moves Into Every San Francisco & Oakland Middle School

October 19, 2017

Jazz Moves Into Every San Francisco & Oakland Middle School
Read
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Release 2017 Double Album

October 4, 2017

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Release 2017 Double Album
Listen
Sun Ra

July 27, 2017

We Travel the Space Ways: Afrofuturism in Music
Read
Kid Koala

July 26, 2017

Playlist: Jazztronic
Listen
Sun Ra

July 27, 2017

We Travel the Space Ways: Afrofuturism in Music
Read
Kid Koala

July 26, 2017

Playlist: Jazztronic
Listen