On The Corner

Playlist: The Big Band

January 23, 2017

Celebrate the enduring vitality and flexibility of the Big Band format with a curated playlist of some of our favorite big band recordings!

Playlist: Jazz In The City

January 19, 2017

In the spirit of SFJAZZ's beginnings as "Jazz In The City" Festival in 1983, which showcased the most talented musicians working in the Bay Area, enjoy a playlist featuring some of the most notable artists who've called the Bay Area home, as we look ahead to our Season 5 Celebration January 16-29.

Bobby Hutcherson In 5 Songs

January 17, 2017

SFJAZZ honors the music and memory of Bobby Hutcherson on January 21 in a concert curated by vibraphonist and Bobby’s successor in the SFJAZZ Collective, Stefon Harris. We look back at five pivotal recordings in Bobby's prolific and influential career.

Charles Mingus

Playlist: Freedom Now!

January 16, 2017

A playlist of songs about protest, social movements, unity and freedom by jazz legends and SFJAZZ artists.

Playlist: East Meets West

January 12, 2017

With tabla master and "East Meets West" ambassador Zakir Hussain receiving a SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award from Mickey Hart at the SFJAZZ Gala on January 18, explore the most influential of these east-west collaborations.

John Handy In 5 Songs

January 11, 2017

In recognition of John Handy’s lifetime of music, and in preparation for his Spotlight tribute concert on 1/22, we look back at five recordings that helped define his sound and his impact on jazz.

2017 SFJAZZ Gala honoree Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain: Five Key Collaborations

January 9, 2017

Zakir Hussain has made many historic and groundbreaking contributions in music. Here's a look at five key collaborations throughout his career as we honor the world music icon, tabla master and longtime Bay Area resident with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 SFJAZZ Gala on January 18.

Joe Henderson In 5 Songs

January 5, 2017

With a Spotlight concert curated by Joshua Redman and devoted to Henderson’s music coming up in January, we look back on his monumental career, focusing on five major musical milestones.

Five Notable Chris Botti Collaborations

January 4, 2017

Botti has had several extensive and/or particularly high profile collaborations with some of the world’s most popular singers. Here are just five of them.

A Portrait of Cindy Blackman Santana

January 4, 2017

Cindy Blackman Santana curates our first Spotlight concert, devoted to the music of drumming legend Tony Williams, during our Season 5 Celebration week. Here's a closer look at her life and music.