Fridays at Five

Fridays at Five


Marcus Shelby & Angela Davis

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
FRI, JUN 5 · 5–6 PM PT
(Originally recorded MAY 24, 2019)

For this week's broadcast, SFJAZZ will be donating our half of the Tip Jar proceeds to Black Lives Matter.

Jazz & Social Justice: A Playlist by Angela Davis (On the Corner)


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The coronavirus separates us, threatening the fabric of community – but music connects, which is why we’ve launched Fridays at Five. It’s what we need right now: a new series of weekly pre-recorded concerts that aspire to connect you – to music, to musicians, to the warm and unique feeling of experiencing live music at the SFJAZZ Center.

For just $5 a month ($60 annually), you can become a Digital Member and tune in each Friday at 5 PM (PT) for the latest concert. Make it a regular date. Bring a glass of wine and cozy up – we think you will discover that digital technology can reveal new dimensions of musical performance. Fridays at Five is not your typical video concert series; it is designed to take you inside the music.





For nearly four decades – and especially since the opening of the SFJAZZ Center in 2013 – this organization has worked to honor the ever-changing jazz tradition and to build a community around this unparalleled American art form. And the coronavirus, ironically, has served as a call to action: our hall may be dark right now, but the music is alive, and we intend it to remain so. Fridays at Five is our starting point, responding to the virus in a very “jazz” way – building on decades of hard work at SFJAZZ, while improvising our way to a digital future. The music will outlive the virus.

"A chance to support the artists and catch up on memorable concerts from years past."SF Classical Voice

"That was super-great ... really immersive, amazing camerawork and the sound was excellent. I just felt like I was inside the music and really in the hall." — SFJAZZ Member

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JUN 5 Marcus Shelby Quartet w/ Angela Davis
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Ft. Terri Lyne Carrington, Tia Fuller, Tammy Hall, Paula West, Kim Nalley, & Tiffany Austin
JUN 12 Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi
JUN 19 Paris Combo
JUN 26 Wayne Shorter Celebration Pt. 2
w/ Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Terrace Martin, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, & Brian Blade
JUL 3 Allen Toussaint w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
JUL 10 John Scofield & Lettuce
JUL 17 Afro-Cuban All Stars w/ Juan de Marcos
JUL 24 Cécile McLorin Salvant
JUL 31 Wayne Shorter Celebration Pt. 3
w/ Branford Marsalis & Terence Blanchard, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, & Brian Blade
AUG 28 Wayne Shorter Celebration Pt. 4
w/ Joshua Redman & Ambrose Akinmusire, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, & Brian Blade



From the musicians on stage to the crew behind the scenes, there are many people who work diligently to make every concert a memorable experience. Your donation through the SFJAZZ Tip Jar will support the artists you are watching today and ensure the SFJAZZ team is ready to bring you another celebratory season of live music. Every donation you make is split 50/50 between working musicians and the artistic and educational programs at SFJAZZ.

For this week's broadcast, SFJAZZ will be donating our half of the Tip Jar proceeds to Black Lives Matter.

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