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Virtual San Francisco Jazz Festival

JUNE 2021 • 18 CONCERTS

VIRTUAL SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2021
18 ONLINE CONCERTS IN JUNE • MEMBERS-ONLY

First launched as a two-day festival in 1983, the San Francisco Jazz Festival is the foundational annual June concert event upon which SFJAZZ was built. Much like a jazz quartet on the bandstand, we will be improvising this year and doing things a little differently due to COVID-19 regulations.

This June we will present a virtual edition of the festival, including 18 exclusive broadcasts featuring highlights from past Festival performances, world premiere concerts, a rare film on Thelonious Monk, powerful events honoring Juneteenth, and more.

These offerings are available only to SFJAZZ Members.

Join today, starting at just $5 per month or $50 annually, and enjoy all of these exciting concerts while also helping support SFJAZZ as we prepare to open our doors to artists and audiences once again.

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UPCOMING FESTIVAL EVENTS

FRI, JUN 25 Fridays at Five: Ernesto Lecuona Tribute w/ Chucho Valdés, Michel Camilo, & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

See below for full descriptions, broadcast and rebroadcast times (where applicable).

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JUN 25 | Chucho Valdés, Michel Camilo, & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

ERNESTO LECUONA TRIBUTE

This exclusive performance filmed in May 2017 was a monumental gathering of the three greatest living Caribbean pianists, brought together in tribute to pianist and composer Ernesto Lecuona, renowned as one of the most important and influential figures in Cuban music.

Son of Cuban music icon Bebo Valdés and a six-time GRAMMY winner, Chucho Valdés was co-founder of the seminal ensemble Irakere and forged an unprecedented synthesis of ritualistic Afro-Cuban percussion, post-bop improvisation, European classical music, rock and R&B.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba has integrated huge swaths of the European classical and jazz traditions, while maintaining bone-deep ties to the rhythmic currents of Cuba. He quickly gained fame on the American scene, distinguishing himself with his bravura technique and hair-raising rhythmic prowess.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Michel Camilo has been widely recognized for his astounding technique, winning a Latin GRAMMY Award for the 2000 Verve album Spain and the 2004 Best Latin Jazz Album GRAMMY for Live at the Blue Note.

WATCH FRI, JUN 25 • 5 PM PT (8 PM ET)

JUN 25 | Chucho Valdés, Michel Camilo, & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

ERNESTO LECUONA TRIBUTE

This exclusive performance filmed in May 2017 was a monumental gathering of the three greatest living Caribbean pianists, brought together in tribute to pianist and composer Ernesto Lecuona, renowned as one of the most important and influential figures in Cuban music.

Son of Cuban music icon Bebo Valdés and a six-time GRAMMY winner, Chucho Valdés was co-founder of the seminal ensemble Irakere and forged an unprecedented synthesis of ritualistic Afro-Cuban percussion, post-bop improvisation, European classical music, rock and R&B.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba has integrated huge swaths of the European classical and jazz traditions, while maintaining bone-deep ties to the rhythmic currents of Cuba. He quickly gained fame on the American scene, distinguishing himself with his bravura technique and hair-raising rhythmic prowess.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Michel Camilo has been widely recognized for his astounding technique, winning a Latin GRAMMY Award for the 2000 Verve album Spain and the 2004 Best Latin Jazz Album GRAMMY for Live at the Blue Note.

WATCH FRI, JUN 25 • 5 PM PT (8 PM ET)

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From the greatest jazz hall in the world straight to your home or anywhere in the world, SFJAZZ Digital membership provides exclusive online access to this year’s Virtual San Francisco Jazz Festival featuring 18 events during the month of June, as well as our ongoing weekly streaming concert series ‘Fridays At Five’, and great savings on many other exciting digital offerings. Featuring multi-camera HD video and state-of-the-art audio, each fully immersive digital offering connects you to the music, to the musicians, and to the feeling of experiencing live music at SFJAZZ. Digital. Membership starts at just $5 per month, and $50 annually.

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Get Access to the Virtual San Francisco Jazz Festival!

Become an SFJAZZ Member

From the greatest jazz hall in the world straight to your home or anywhere in the world, SFJAZZ Digital membership provides exclusive online access to this year’s Virtual San Francisco Jazz Festival featuring 18 events during the month of June, as well as our ongoing weekly streaming concert series ‘Fridays At Five’, and great savings on many other exciting digital offerings. Featuring multi-camera HD video and state-of-the-art audio, each fully immersive digital offering connects you to the music, to the musicians, and to the feeling of experiencing live music at SFJAZZ. Digital. Membership starts at just $5 per month, and $50 annually.

Join Today

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