SFJAZZ Collective
SFJAZZ Collective
Tony and Angela Harris
Tony and Angela Harris
David Crosby
David Crosby
Snarky Puppy
Snarky Puppy
Red Baraat
Red Baraat

 

SFJAZZ Gala 2017 Honoring Zakir Hussain

SFJAZZ GALA 2017 Honoring Zakir Hussain

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | SFJAZZ Center

The pre-eminent classical tabla virtuoso of our time, Zakir Hussain is an international phenomenon in the field of percussion and in the music world at large. He is one of the world’s most esteemed and influential musicians and widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement.

On January 18, the SFJAZZ Center will fill with cultural and political leaders, celebrities, artists, and music enthusiasts to present Zakir Hussain with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award and celebrate our 5th Anniversary Season in the SFJAZZ Center. VIP supporters will enjoy an elegant cocktail hour and seated dinner with our featured artists, followed by lavish seating for the once-in-a-lifetime Gala concert featuring some of the biggest names in jazz—all erupting into the AfterJam Party. Gala-goers and after-partiers will be spoiled with an array of cuisine and drinks throughout the evening, with late night fare from our favorite neighborhood spots.

5th Anniversary All-Star Concert
Performances + Collaborations By

Zakir Hussain   •   Joe Lovano   •   Bill Frisell   •   Terence Blanchard
Joshua Redman   •   Stefon Harris   •   Cindy Blackman Santana   •   Mary Stallings
Kronos Quartet   •   John Santos   •   John Handy   •    Eric Harland + more

SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE
Miguel Zenón       David Sánchez       Sean Jones       Robin Eubanks
Edward Simon       Warren Wolf       Matt Penman       Obed Calvaire

Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to Zakir Hussain by Mickey Hart

 

AFTERJAM

Snarky Puppy, one of the hottest jazz and R&B bands on the planet, will now headline the SFJAZZ Gala AfterJam with special guest David Crosby in Miner Auditorium. Bringing their mix of Indian bhangra meets Crescent City funk, Red Baraat will join the AfterJam with a full set performance in Joe Henderson Lab. The AfterJam is the after party for the SFJAZZ Gala 2017 honoring Zakir Hussain and celebrating our 5th Anniversary Season in the SFJAZZ Center.

SFJAZZ is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Sharon Jones, who was originally scheduled to perform with the Dap-Kings at this year’s SFJAZZ Gala AfterJam. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings helped us open the SFJAZZ Center in 2013 and we were highly anticipating their return. We send our heartfelt condolences to Sharon Jones’ family, friends, the Dap-Kings, and her fan base. If you purchased tickets for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and have questions, please contact gala@sfjazz.org or 415-283-0342.

Purchase AfterJam tickets here. (Note: AfterJam-only tickets do not include access to the 5th Anniversary All-Star Gala Concert, see below for details)

VIP PACKAGES + INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

LUMINARY TICKET | $1,000

  • Luminary Cocktail Hour in the Joe Henderson Lab  featuring the High School All-Stars playing alongside Sean Jones, David Sánchez, and other featured artists 
  • One Preferred seat at the Gala Concert 
  • AfterJam concert
  • Craft cocktails and cuisine throughout the evening 
  • Complimentary valet parking 
  • Recognition in SFJAZZ Gala printed materials 
  • A commemorative gift

SFJAZZ GALA CONCERT TICKET | $500

  • One ticket to SFJAZZ Gala Concert 
  • Pre-concert Gala Cocktail Hour
  • AfterJam concert
  • Craft cocktails and cuisine throughout the evening 
  • Complimentary valet parking

AFTERJAM TICKET

$145 Members | $170 Public

  • Full access to all AfterJam events throughout the building, incl.Snarky Puppy w/David Crosby, Red Baarat
  • Open bar with craft cocktails all night
  • Late night fare and desserts
  • Complimentary valet parking

LEGEND | Party of 8 | $100,000

  • Invitation for 8 to Private Kickoff Event with Zakir Hussain
  • VIP Cocktail Hour and Seated Dinner with featured artists
  • VIP Luxury Salon Seating at the Gala Concert with personalized bottle service
  • AfterJam concert, PLUS 8 additional tickets for friends + colleagues 
  • Craft cocktails and cuisine throughout the evening
  • Complimentary valet parking 
  • Recognition in SFJAZZ Gala printed materials 
  • Commemorative gifts for you and your guests

HERO | Party of 6 | $50,000

  • Invitation for two to a Private Kickoff Event with Zakir Hussain
  • VIP Cocktail Hour and Seated Dinner with featured artists 
  • VIP Premiere Seating at the Gala Concert 
  • AfterJam concert, PLUS 6 additional tickets for friends + colleagues 
  • Craft cocktails and cuisine throughout the evening 
  • Complimentary valet parking  
  • Recognition in SFJAZZ Gala printed materials 
  • Commemorative gifts for you and your guests.

GIANT | Party of 6 | $20,000 

  • VIP Cocktail Hour and Seated Dinner with featured artists 
  • VIP Preferred Seating for your party at the Gala Concert
  • AfterJam concert
  • Craft cocktails and cuisine throughout the evening
  • Complimentary valet parking  
  • Recognition in SFJAZZ Gala printed materials 
  • Commemorative gift for you and your guests.

VIP Legend, Hero, and Giant Packages are currently sold out.
If you are interested in being placed on the wait list for these VIP packages, please contact 415.283.0342 or email gala@sfjazz.org
Luminary tickets, Gala Concert tickets, and AfterJam tickets are still available.

DONATE

Donate to SFJAZZ Gala 2017 in honor of Zakir Hussain and our 5th Anniversary Season. If you wish to make a fully tax deductible gift towards SFJAZZ artistic and education programs, please click the button below.

All proceeds from SFJAZZ Gala 2017 support our artistic and education programs. Each package and ticket is generously tax deductible, information about tax deductibility will be updated shortly. For more information please contact SFJAZZ Gala at 415-283-0342 or gala@sfjazz.org.

For more information or to learn about special corporate packages and in-kind donations, please contact us.

SFJAZZ GALA 2017
415-283-0342
gala@sfjazz.org

2017 SFJAZZ Gala Honorary Committee

Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
The Honorable John Burton
Mark Cavagnero
Béla Fleck
Jim Goldberg and Alessandra Sanguinetti
John Handy and Del Anderson Handy
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
Mickey Hart and Caryl Hart
Alonzo King
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee

Senator Mark Leno
Genny Lim
Charles Lloyd
John McLaughlin
Edgar Meyer
Van Morrison
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi and Mr. Paul Pelosi
Ishmael and Carla Reed
Amy Tan
Michael Tilson Thomas and Joshua Robison
McCoy Tyner
Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONOREE ZAKIR HUSSAIN

Zakir has made many historic and groundbreaking contributions in music, including collaborations such as Shakti and Remember Shakti with John McLaughlin, Diga Rhythm Band and Planet Drum with Mickey Hart, in trio with Béla Fleck and Edgar Meyer and, most recently with Herbie Hancock. In 2016, Zakir was invited to perform in the 5th Anniversary International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert at the White House.

Zakir has scored music for numerous feature films, including Ismail Merchant and James Ivory’s Heat and Dust. He composed the first-ever concerto for tabla and orchestra, which the National Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in April, 2017. He is the recipient of countless honors, including multiple GRAMMY awards, the Padma Bhushan, National Heritage Fellowship and Officier in France’s Order of Arts and Letters. Read the full bio here.