SFJAZZ Gala 2024 Honoring Patti Austin
Patti Austin
Special Event + Fundraiser

SFJAZZ Gala 2024 Honoring Patti Austin

A benefit FOR SFJAZZ artistic and education programs

Thu, May 9 2024 | 8:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center

SFJAZZ Gala 2024 combines an evening of world-class performances and elegant dining with two historic milestones: the honoring of GRAMMY Award–winning singer and songwriter Patti Austin with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award and the welcoming of trumpeter, composer, NEA Jazz Master, and seven-time Grammy-winner Terence Blanchard in his inaugural season as Executive Artistic Director of SFJAZZ. 

The Gala is SFJAZZ’s largest fundraiser of the year and gets underway with a number of exciting pre-events, including multiple cocktail receptions and an elegant VIP Dinner. Next up is the evening's centerpiece: the annual Gala Concert on the main stage in Miner Auditorium, featuring performances by a host of musical luminaries in all-star collaborations. The festivities continue into the night with the After Party, an unforgettable dance extravaganza with multiple stages of musical entertainment plus cocktails and late-night bites throughout the SFJAZZ Center.

Patti Austin was born to be music royalty with Dinah Washington and Quincy Jones as her godmother and godfather. From her start as a four-year-old prodigy on Harlem’s Apollo Theatre Stage, through her years as an elite backing vocalist, to her blossoming into one of America’s great hitmakers, Patti Austin has gone from triumph to triumph. Winner of a 2008 GRAMMY for Jazz Vocal Album, she is a seven-time GRAMMY-nominated artist whose career has spanned decades. With a full 20 albums to her credit, Ms. Austin has collaborated with a staggering list of modern masters, including Quincy Jones, James Brown, James Ingram, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Donald Fagen, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin and many others. Join us in celebrating her immense contribution to American music.

The SFJAZZ Gala 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.

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GALA CO-CHAIRS
Aurora James
Mike and Alison Mauzé
Aurora James

GALA PRODUCER
Robin Burgess

HOSTED BY
Arthel Neville

ALL-STAR GALA CONCERT COLLABORATIONS BY
Patti Austin · Terence Blanchard · Ledisi · PJ Morton · Brian Stokes Mitchell · Siedah Garrett · SFJAZZ Collective · Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph + more!

LUMINARY COCKTAIL RECEPTION PERFORMANCE BY
John Michael Rouchell & Friends in Joe Henderson Lab

AFTER PARTY PERFORMANCES BY
Dumpstaphunk · Jane Monheit · Kev Choice

Questions?
Contact us at 415.283.0342 or [email protected]

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GALA 2024 LOGISTICS INFORMATION 

Please email [email protected] to join the waitlist for ticketing packages marked SOLD OUT.

VIP SPONSOR PACKAGE OPTIONS

SOLD OUT • Lead Sponsor • $125,000 • SEATING 10 GUESTS

► VIP Cocktail Reception and Seated Dinner
► 10 Premier seats during Gala Concert and 24 tickets to the After Party
► Rufus Wainwright VIP Salon

SOLD OUT • Legendary Sponsor • $75,000 • SEATING 8 GUESTS

► VIP Cocktail Reception and Seated Dinner
► 8 Premier seats during Gala Concert and 14 tickets to the After Party
► Rufus Wainwright VIP Salon 

SOLD OUT • Visionary Sponsor • $50,000 • SEATING 6 GUESTS

► VIP Cocktail Reception and Seated Dinner
► 6 Premier seats during Gala Concert and 10 tickets to the After Party
► Rufus Wainwright VIP Salon

SOLD OUT • Major Sponsor • $25,000 • SEATING 4 GUESTS

► VIP Cocktail Reception and Seated Dinner
► 4 Preferred seats during Gala Concert and 4 tickets to the After Party
► Rufus Wainwright VIP Salon 

INDIVIDUAL TICKET OPTIONS 

SOLD OUT • Single VIP Dinner Ticket • $5,000

► Cocktail Reception and Seated Dinner
► Preferred seat during Gala Concert and admission to the After Party
► Rufus Wainwright VIP Salon

Luminary Reception Ticket • $1,250

► Private Luminary Cocktail Reception at SFJAZZ with Performance by John Michael Rouchell in the Joe Henderson Lab 
► Preferred seat during Gala Concert and admission to the After Party

BUY TICKETS

Champion Ticket • $500

► Cocktail Reception at SFJAZZ
► Gala Concert and admission to the After Party

BUY TICKETS

SOLD OUT • After Party Ticket • $100 Member | $150 Non-Member

The After Party continues with a celebration throughout the SFJAZZ Center following the Gala Concert. Open bar, late night bites, music and more! 

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Support SFJAZZ

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. The organization reaches nearly 200,000 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 At Home digital platform 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:

Donate Now

Support SFJAZZ

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. The organization reaches nearly 200,000 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 At Home digital platform 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:

Donate Now

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