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George Gershwin

Playlist: Gershwin's World

March 9, 2017

Enter "Gershwin's World," modern interpretations of the composer's timeless work, ahead of pianist Aaron Diehl's four-night 'Jelly & George' residency w/ Cecile McLorin Salvant & Adam Birnbaum at SFJAZZ March 16-19.

Miles Davis

Jazz & The Brain

March 6, 2017

Chances are, you know whether you’re “right-brained” or “left-brained;” whether you lean more toward the artistic and emotional, or the scientific and logical. But how much do you know about the amazing amalgam of both art and science in jazz improvisation?

Elena Pinderhughes performing at SFJAZZ in 2016 (Photo by Grason Littles)

Playlist: Rising Women In Jazz

March 1, 2017

In honor of Women's History Month, enjoy a curated selection of 20 rising women in jazz.

Mardi Gras beads in New Orleans (Photo by Jef Stott)

Fat Tuesday: SFJAZZ In New Orleans

February 27, 2017

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo kicked off 2017 traveling to New Orleans, performing original compositions and arrangements for educators, students, and professional musicians at the annual Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference.

Miguel Zenón with the SFJAZZ Collective in Miner Auditorium © Scott Chernis

Behind The Sound: Miguel Zenón (Curated Playlist)

February 24, 2017

Miguel Zenón curates a playlist of songs that have influenced his sound and compositions, ahead of his three-night run in SFJAZZ's intimate Joe Henderson Lab February 24-26.

Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana ("Mehliana") at SFJAZZ in 2013 © Chuck Gee

Playlist: Art Of The Duo

February 23, 2017

With a number of duet performances in the final months of SFJAZZ Season 5, explore many of the most notable duet recordings old and new.

A Look Back at Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder

February 22, 2017

For February’s Hotplate, Oakland-based band Atta Kid brings their signature blend of East Bay funk and New Orleans soul in a tribute to trumpeter Lee Morgan’s benchmark 1963 Blue Note session, The Sidewinder. We look back at this classic album.

Aaron Parks In 5 Songs

February 21, 2017

Pianist and composer Aaron Parks performs with his new trio including bassist Ben Street and veteran drummer Billy Hart on 2/25 as part of ECM Records Week, in a double bill with fellow ECM pianist Craig Taborn’s quartet. We take a look back at highlights from Parks’ impactful career.

Chet Baker, "It Could Happen To You"

Songs Of Love Playlist

February 13, 2017

To spark this year's Week Of Love at SFJAZZ, featuring Paris Combo and Dianne Reeves, enjoy "Songs Of Love": a comprehensive selection of jazz songs about love, in its many manifestations.

The Cookers saxophonist Billy Harper

Playlist: Night Of The Cookers

February 9, 2017

One of the highest energy live recordings in jazz, and the namesake for one of the heaviest hitting large ensembles working today – enjoy "Night Of The Cookers" ahead of The Cookers' run in Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ February 9-12.