SFJAZZ Gala 2020
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A benefit for SFJAZZ artistic and education programs

SFJAZZ Gala 2020

Thu, Jan 30 2020 | 8:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center

VIP DINNER • ALL-STAR CONCERT • LATE NIGHT PARTY

SFJAZZ Gala 2020 celebrates the Lifetime Achievement Award honoree during our most lively and influential fundraiser. The party is centered around the Gala Concert, featuring the most exciting names in jazz in all-star collaborations—all culminating in an unforgettable late night After Party. Check back for updates on Gala 2020, our honoree, and tickets!

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VIP DINNER • ALL-STAR CONCERT • LATE NIGHT PARTY

SFJAZZ Gala 2020 celebrates the Lifetime Achievement Award honoree during our most lively and influential fundraiser. The party is centered around the Gala Concert, featuring the most exciting names in jazz in all-star collaborations—all culminating in an unforgettable late night After Party. Check back for updates on Gala 2020, our honoree, and tickets!

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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.

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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

The SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes luminaries who throughout their time have represented the highest level of musicianship, on stage and in their recordings, and who have had a broad impact on culture and society.

2019 Chucho Valdés
2018 Preservation Hall
2017 Zakir Hussain
2015 Joni Mitchell
2014 Herbie Hancock
2012 Ahmad Jamal
2011 Mary Stallings
2010 Bobby Hutcherson
2009 McCoy Tyner
2008 Wayne Shorter
2001 Gonzalo Rubalcaba
2000 Abbey Lincoln & Jimmy Scott
1999 Shirley Horn & Charlie Haden
1998 Al Jarreau
1997 Nancy Wilson
1996 George Shearing
1995 Modern Jazz Quartet
1994 Dave Brubeck
1993 Cleo Laine & John Dankworth
1992 Tony Bennett
1991 Dizzy Gillespie

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Through this award, SFJAZZ aims to acknowledge those who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and moving the music forward, and through their work, embody our organization’s core value that jazz is a living and ever-evolving art form.