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, who after 40 years of achievement and an incomparable legacy of championing jazz in the Bay Area, will be stepping down in November 2023. Join us for this all-star evening of performances as we take this special opportunity to say thank you for all that he’s accomplished for Bay Area arts and culture.

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.

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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Check back soon for more information on performing artists and ticket pricing.

Tickets available for purchase beginning in 2023.

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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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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