SFJAZZ Gala 2020 Honoring Mavis Staples
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Mavis Staples
A benefit for SFJAZZ artistic and education programs

SFJAZZ Gala 2020 Honoring Mavis Staples

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

Watch "The Mavis Effect," our tribute video to Mavis Staples featuring contributions from Norah Jones, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Martin Luther McCoy, Jeff Tweedy, Rosanne Cash, Charlie Musselwhite, Lizz Wright, Marty Stuart, and Delroy Lindo.

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SFJAZZ Gala 2020 celebrates Mavis Staples with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award 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 erupting into an unforgettable late night After Party.

SFJAZZ GALA 2020 CONCERT
Presentation of the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award to Mavis Staples by Bonnie Raitt.

Featuring performances by
Mavis Staples
Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal
Bonnie Raitt
Lizz Wright
Charlie Musselwhite
Robin Hodge Williams and Friends Gospel Choir
Rick Holmstrom
SFJAZZ Collective
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars

AFTER PARTY FEATURING
Con Brio w/ Tiffany Austin, The Suffers, DJ sets by TJ Gorton and Weekend Girl

ABOUT MAVIS STAPLES

SFJAZZ Takes a Stand (Nob Hill Gazette)

Pop Quiz: Mavis Staples wants to make you feel good (SF Chronicle)

Mavis Staples: Legendary singer’s momentous weekend in SF (Bay Area News Group)

SCHEDULE

5:30 PM
VIP COCKTAILS + DINNER
High School All-Stars
Fisher Family Lobby

7:00 PM
LUMINARY PARTY
Martin Luther McCoy presents The Sam Cooke Experience
Joe Henderson Lab

GALA RECEPTION SFJAZZ
High School All-Stars
Grand Lobby

8:30 PM
GALA 2020 CONCERT
Robert N. Miner Auditorium

10:00 PM
AFTER PARTY
Featuring DJ sets by TJ Gorton and Weekend Girl
Con Brio w/ Tiffany Austin, Robert N. Miner Auditorium
The Suffers, Joe Henderson Lab

Creative Cocktail Attire
Complimentary Valet

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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.

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SFJAZZ GALA 2020 HOST COMMITTEE
Denise Young Smith, Co-Chair
Mick Hellman, Co-Chair
Joachim and Nancy Hellman Bechtle
Dr. Molly Joel Coye
Lisa and Ken Jackson
Katie Hall and Tom Knutsen
Saori and Mike Kappus
Alison and Michael Mauzé
Ann and Roger McNamee
Lisa Stone Pritzker
Darian and Rick Swig
Joyce Stupski

SFJAZZ GALA 2020 AFTER PARTY COMMITTEE
Katie Colendich
Lyla Rose Holdstein
Alisha Johnson and Todd Wilder
Mustafa Khan
Stephanie Liu
Stephen Seto
Virginie Suos
Adam Irwin Swig
Sean Taube
Cheryl Young

Contact Us

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

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Contact Us

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

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The SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes artists who have represented the highest level of musicianship and creative vision, both onstage and in their recordings, and whose careers have had a broad impact on culture and society as a whole.

2020 Mavis Staples
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

SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees

This award acknowledges those who have not only demonstrated a career-long commitment to excellence, but those who have moved the music forward through their work, embodying our organization’s core value that jazz is a living and ever-evolving art form.

Watch & Listen

The Staples Sisters

I'll Take You There

Mavis Staples

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The Staples Sisters

I'll Take You There

Mavis Staples

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