On The Corner

SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Rosanne Cash

Playlist: Americana Jazz

May 10, 2017

American folk music and jazz already share much common ground, so it's no surprise the two traditions often blend seamlessly together. Enjoy "Americana Jazz" ahead of Resident Artistic Director Rosanne Cash's performance w/ Emmylou Harris & Lucinda Williams at SFJAZZ May 18-21.

High School All-Stars trombonist Jasim Perales (Photo by Scott Chernis)

High School All-Stars Take The Main Stage

May 9, 2017

A recap of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 2016-17 Season – from all the awardees and commissioned works, to the final concert featuring special guest Resident Artistic Director Mary Stallings. Congratulations 2016-17 All-Stars, and thank you for your incredible artistry!

Mary Stallings and Dizzy Gillespie

Video: Mary Stallings remembers sitting in with Dizzy Gillespie

May 5, 2017

Resident Artistic Director Mary Stallings​ tells the story of how she first met and performed with Dizzy Gillespie​ at the Black Hawk nightclub in San Francisco in the early 60s, and how it led to a musical partnership.

Jorge Ben "Força Bruta" album artwork

Playlist: Made In Brazil

May 3, 2017

Named after Eliane Elias' 2015 album (the Brazilian singer-pianist returns to SFJAZZ May 11-14), "Made In Brazil" is the perfect launching point into one of the most musically rich countries in the world.

Playlist: Great Women Vocalists

April 28, 2017

In honor of many of the great women vocalists in jazz, enjoy a curated playlist.

SFJAZZ’s Community Band in the Neighborhood

April 28, 2017

The Monday Night Band's spring community performance took place on April 24, when the entire ensemble volunteered through Bread & Roses at Walden House, a live-in rehabilitation facility with several San Francisco locations.

Cecil Taylor, 1991 San Francisco Jazz Festival

Sacred Space: SFJAZZ at Grace Cathedral Through The Years

April 25, 2017

With world-renowned Bulgarian women's choir Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares returning to San Francisco's iconic Grace Cathedral on April 26, here's a quick look back at many "Sacred Space" concerts SFJAZZ has presented through the years.

Vinyl Wall at B-Side

Playlist: B-Side at SFJAZZ

April 25, 2017

Enter the world of B-Side – a new cocktail lounge at the SFJAZZ Center that pays homage to the late-night jazz hangouts of yesteryear – with a playlist diving deep into the classic jazz catalog of the 50s and 60s.

Five Things To Know About Trilok Gurtu

April 17, 2017

A number of incredible musicians will participate in Cuban pianist and composer Omar Sosa’s week of performances, including the trailblazing percussionist Trilok Gurtu, who makes a very rare Bay Area appearance on 4/23 as part of the GFS Trio. Here are five things you should know about the Indian rhythm master.

Five Things To Know About Yosvany Terry

April 14, 2017

With the great Cuban-born saxophonist/percussionist Yosvany Terry joining Omar Sosa's JOG Trio for the first time at SFJAZZ on April 22, here are five things to know about an artist who "has helped redefine Latin jazz as a complex new idiom" (The New York Times).