SFJAZZ Gala 2018 Honoring Preservation Hall
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Celebrating New Orleans

SFJAZZ Gala 2018 Honoring Preservation Hall

Thu, Feb 1 2018 | 8:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center

On February 1, the SFJAZZ Center filled with cultural and political leaders, celebrities, artists and music enthusiasts to present Preservation Hall with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award and celebrate this cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture.

Together we raised $1.2 million for SFJAZZ artistic and education programs. This support allows us to continue growing our vibrant artistic and education programs, presenting over 400 concerts and bringing our education initiatives to over 23,000 students each year.

Relive the evening by reading press reviews, perusing photos, and checking out the set list and SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award video below.

GALA 2018 CONCERT

Presentation of the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award to Preservation Hall

With performances by
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Ellis Marsalis
Terence Blanchard
Chucho Valdés
SFJAZZ Collective
Pedrito Martinez
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Daymé Arocena
Saul Williams
Airto Moreira
Ernán López-Nussa
and more

After Party featuring
Galactic
The Original Pinettes Brass Band

Concert Set List

SFJAZZ Gala 2018 Spotify Playlist

GALA 2018 CONCERT

Presentation of the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award to Preservation Hall

With performances by
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Ellis Marsalis
Terence Blanchard
Chucho Valdés
SFJAZZ Collective
Pedrito Martinez
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Daymé Arocena
Saul Williams
Airto Moreira
Ernán López-Nussa
and more

After Party featuring
Galactic
The Original Pinettes Brass Band

Concert Set List

SFJAZZ Gala 2018 Spotify Playlist

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Your support allows us to continue growing our vibrant artistic and education programs, presenting over 400 concerts and bringing our education initiatives to over 23,000 students each year.

SFJAZZ Gala is a benefit advancing the art form of jazz through artists, students, and communities. Each gift is tax deductible.

If you wish to make a fully tax deductible gift towards SFJAZZ artistic and education programs, please click below.

Donate Now

Donate

Your support allows us to continue growing our vibrant artistic and education programs, presenting over 400 concerts and bringing our education initiatives to over 23,000 students each year.

SFJAZZ Gala is a benefit advancing the art form of jazz through artists, students, and communities. Each gift is tax deductible.

If you wish to make a fully tax deductible gift towards SFJAZZ artistic and education programs, please click below.

Donate Now

When SFJAZZ decides to throw a party, it does not fool around.

All About Jazz

When SFJAZZ decides to throw a party, it does not fool around.

All About Jazz

The SFJAZZ Gala 2018 Host Committee

John Handy and Del Anderson Handy, Co-chairs
Dale Djerassi
Bill and Kate Duhamel
Melissa and Laurence Lasky
Laura and Michael Lazarus
Alison and Michael Mauzé
Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman
Joyce L. Stupski
Darian and Rick Swig
Roselyne Chroman Swig

QUESTIONS?
Contact us at gala@sfjazz.org or 415.283.0342

2018 SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Honoree Preservation Hall

There are few instances when a place devoted to creativity, a tangible human-made structure, becomes synonymous with the soul of the art form it houses. The uniquely American expression now known as jazz has its origins in New Orleans’ African-American community, and today, the living heart of this musical culture resides in the French Quarter within the hallowed walls of Preservation Hall, where it has been perpetuated for over five decades.

We honor the rich history of this New Orleans institution at the SFJAZZ Gala 2018 to celebrate the aligned values we share, including a steadfast dedication to music education and a devotion to the spirit of collaboration with artists of all genres and disciplines. Preservation Hall is a model of how a cultural institution can become an integrated part of a city’s identity – an idea that inspires us, and a goal that we continually work towards. Though the environs of Preservation Hall and the SFJAZZ Center are as physically different from each other as can be, we recognize that they have a rare quality in common: as places where the beauty of the moment can be felt and the soul of this music comes to life.

The SFJAZZ Gala 2018 Host Committee

John Handy and Del Anderson Handy, Co-chairs
Dale Djerassi
Bill and Kate Duhamel
Melissa and Laurence Lasky
Laura and Michael Lazarus
Alison and Michael Mauzé
Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman
Joyce L. Stupski
Darian and Rick Swig
Roselyne Chroman Swig

QUESTIONS?
Contact us at gala@sfjazz.org or 415.283.0342

2018 SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Honoree Preservation Hall

There are few instances when a place devoted to creativity, a tangible human-made structure, becomes synonymous with the soul of the art form it houses. The uniquely American expression now known as jazz has its origins in New Orleans’ African-American community, and today, the living heart of this musical culture resides in the French Quarter within the hallowed walls of Preservation Hall, where it has been perpetuated for over five decades.

We honor the rich history of this New Orleans institution at the SFJAZZ Gala 2018 to celebrate the aligned values we share, including a steadfast dedication to music education and a devotion to the spirit of collaboration with artists of all genres and disciplines. Preservation Hall is a model of how a cultural institution can become an integrated part of a city’s identity – an idea that inspires us, and a goal that we continually work towards. Though the environs of Preservation Hall and the SFJAZZ Center are as physically different from each other as can be, we recognize that they have a rare quality in common: as places where the beauty of the moment can be felt and the soul of this music comes to life.