Fridays at Five

Fridays at Five


Wayne Shorter Celebration Pt 5
FRI, SEP 18 · 5–6 PM PT (8-9 PM ET) 
(Originally Recorded APR 30, 2017)

This show has passed, but you can still support a living legend with a donation to the Wayne Shorter Fund. 100% of donations made through this weekend will go to Wayne Shorter to support ongoing medical needs. Thank you for your support.

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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 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

As coronavirus cancels concerts, I tried a new way to listen to live music (SFGate)

SFJAZZ's New Virtual Concert Series Embraces the Streaming Age (SFist)

Fridays at Five: Launching a Digital Experience (On the Corner)


SEP 25 John Coltrane's A Love Supreme: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
w/ Ravi Coltrane, Joe Lovano, Geri Allen, Drew Gress, & Ralph Peterson Jr.
OCT 2 Bobi Céspedes
w/ special guest John Santos
OCT 9 Thelonious Monk Birthday Celebration
w/ Joanne Brackeen, Kris Davis, & Helen Sung
OCT 16 Mary Stallings & Bill Charlap Trio
OCT 23 Taj Mahal Quartet
OCT 30 Lila Downs



For this special broadcast, 100% of tip jar proceeds will go directly to Wayne Shorter for his ongoing medical needs.

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