Fridays at Five
Cosmopolitan Holiday Music
FRI, DEC 4 · 5–6 PM PT (8-9 PM ET)
(Originally recorded DEC 12, 2019)
Formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon, the group has built a monstrous fan base through performances in settings ranging from the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Opening of Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall to late night television with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, and Jools Holland and even a video greeting to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Fronted by the dynamic vocalist China Forbes, Pink Martini perform music spanning their career and material from their most recent Heinz Records release, Je dis oui!(I say yes!)
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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
Fridays at Five: Launching a Digital Experience (On the Corner)
DEC 4 Pink Martini: Holiday Concert
DEC 11 The Klezmatics: Happy Joyous Hanukkah
DEC 18 The Blind Boys of Alabama: Holiday Gospel Concert
DEC 24 (Special Thursday Broadcast!) Adam Shulman Plays Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas
Adam Shulman will be available On Demand following the Thursday Broadcast until DEC 26
& MORE TBA
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