SFJAZZ Gala 2023 Honoring Randall Kline
Randall speaking with microphone; dark background; gala lockup circle with date
A benefit for SFJAZZ artistic and education programs

SFJAZZ Gala

Celebrate 2023 SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Randall Kline

Thu, May 4 2023 | 8:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center

SFJAZZ GALA 2023 HONOREE
This year’s Gala celebrates SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. He is a visionary. Step by step, over 40 years, he grew a small community festival into a San Francisco cultural institution and one of the most influential jazz organizations in the world.  After a lifetime of championing this uniquely American art form, Randall is stepping down in November 2023. Join us for an evening of all-star performances as we thank him for his incomparable achievements on behalf of jazz.

View more information on the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award here.

GALA PRESS RELEASE

ABOUT SFJAZZ GALA AND AFTER PARTY 2023
The SFJAZZ Gala and After Party is a benefit for SFJAZZ’s artistic and education programs with the goal of advancing the art form of jazz in the Bay Area and beyond.

HOSTED BY
Dianne Reeves

ALL-STAR GALA CONCERT COLLABORATIONS BY
Regina Carter • Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal • Ravi Coltrane • Sullivan Fortner • Eric Harland • Branford Marsalis • Cécile McLorin Salvant • Gonzalo Rubalcaba • John Santos • SFJAZZ Collective • Veronica Swift • Miguel Zenón (musical director)

ABOUT SFJAZZ
The organization reaches nearly 250,000 patrons annually through its curated artistic programming. Its educational initiatives inspire hundreds of public-school students via a range of free and low-cost programs. The SFJAZZ digital platform, SFJAZZ 'At Home', greatly expands the reach of these programs to jazz fans and students around the world. Each gift is tax deductible. If you wish to make a fully tax-deductible gift toward SFJAZZ artistic and education programs, please click below.

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SFJAZZ GALA 2023 CO-CHAIRS
Tim Dattels and Kristine Johnson
Divesh and Diksha Makan

SFJAZZ GALA 2023 HOST COMMITTEE
London N. Breed
Michael Covarrubias and Kathleen McIntosh
Molly Joel Coye
Bruce Cozadd and Hala Cozadd
Concepción and Irwin Federman
Katie Hall and Tom Knutsen
Michael Lazarus and Laura Kline
Delroy and Nashormeh Lindo
Alison and Michael Mauzé
Shakeya A. McDow
Robert Mailer Anderson and Nicola M. Miner
Lisa S. Pritzker
Joshua Redman
Joe Sherman and Monica Vidal
Darian and Rick Swig
Roselyne Chroman Swig
Pasha and Laney Thornton
Denise Young

If you’re interested in joining the Host Committee or sponsoring a VIP Dinner table, please reach out to Krystal Fernandes at gala@sfjazz.org.


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VIP PACKAGES

Lead Sponsor • $125,000 • Party of 10

Invitation to the VIP Salon featuring a performance in honor of Randall Kline, presented by the Host Committee in advance of the Gala
► VIP Gala Cocktail Reception and Dinner, seated alongside featured artists
► Premier seats during the Gala Concert
► After Party access for your party

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Legendary Sponsor • $75,000 • Party of 8

► 
Invitation to the VIP Salon featuring a performance in honor of Randall Kline, presented by the Host Committee in advance of the Gala
► VIP Gala Cocktail Reception and Dinner, seated alongside featured artists
► Prime seats during the Gala Concert
► After Party access for your party

BUY PACKAGE

Visionary Sponsor • $50,000 • Party of 6

► Invitation to the VIP Salon featuring a performance in honor of Randall Kline, presented by the Host Committee in advance of the Gala
► VIP Gala Cocktail Reception and Dinner
► Prime seats during the Gala Concert
► After Party access for your party

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Major Sponsor • $25,000 • Party of 4

► VIP Gala Cocktail Reception and Dinner
► Preferred seats during the Gala Concert
► After Party access for your party

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INDIVIDUAL TICKETS 

Single VIP Ticket • $5,000

► VIP Gala Cocktail Reception and Dinner
► One preferred seat during the Gala Concert
► After Party access

JOIN WAITLIST

Luminary Ticket • $1,250

► Private Luminary Cocktail Reception featuring elevated cuisine, drinks, and music by a surprise guest (to be announced at a later date)
► One preferred seat during the Gala Concert
► After Party access

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Champion Ticket • $500

► Cocktail Reception
► One seat during the Gala Concert
► After Party access

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After Party Ticket • $98 Member | $125 Non-Member
Click here to become a Member

► Entry for one to the Gala After Party celebration

► Performances by a surprise headliner (to be announced at a later date)

COMING SOON

The SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award

recognizes artists and visionaries who have represented the highest level of creative endeavor and whose careers have had a broad impact on culture and society as a whole. 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.

The SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award

recognizes artists and visionaries who have represented the highest level of creative endeavor and whose careers have had a broad impact on culture and society as a whole. 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.

SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees

2022 Wynton Marsalis
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

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