Events Calendar

Events Calendar

SFJAZZ Summer Sessions 2015

 
Jul 16: Ann Hampton Callaway
 
Jul 19: Freddy Cole
 
Jul 23: Natalia Lafourcade
 
Jul 25: Tania Libertad
 
Aug 8: Jorge Drexler
 
Aug 14: Los Van Van
 
Aug 15: Tinariwen
 
Aug 15: Buddy Guy
 
Aug 16: Jake Shimabukuro

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Family Matinee
Discover Jazz Class
SFJAZZ Beacon Award
July 2015
Jul 16 7:00pm 8:30pm

The Music of Louis Armstrong

Catherine Russell:
The Music of Louis Armstrong

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jul 16 7:30pm

The Sarah Vaughan Project

Ann Hampton Callaway:
Music of Sarah Vaughan

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 17 7:00pm 8:30pm

The Music of Louis Armstrong

Catherine Russell:
The Music of Louis Armstrong

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jul 17 7:30pm

The Music of Billie Holiday

Kim Nalley:
Music of Billie Holiday

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 18 7:00pm 8:30pm

The Music of Louis Armstrong

Catherine Russell:
The Music of Louis Armstrong

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jul 18 7:30pm

The Music of Bob Dylan

Paula West:
Music of Bob Dylan

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 19 7:00pm 8:30pm

The Music of Louis Armstrong

Catherine Russell:
The Music of Louis Armstrong

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jul 19 7:30pm

The Music of Nat King Cole

Freddy Cole:
Music of Nat King Cole

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 23 7:30pm

Latin American Pop Sensation

Natalia Lafourcade

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 24 7:30pm

Chicano Soul

La Santa Cecilia

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 25 7:00pm 9:30pm

Songs of Defiance & Triumph

Tania Libertad:
Tribute to Chevala Vargas

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 26 7:30pm

Tex-Mex Superstars

Flaco Jiménez
& Max Baca

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 30 7:30pm

2015 GRAMMY-Winning Big Band

Gordon Goodwin’s
Big Phat Band

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 31 7:30pm

L.A. Treasures

Clayton-Hamilton
Jazz Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

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August 2015
Aug 01 7:30pm

Thelonious Monk Legacy

John Beasley’s MONK’estra

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 02 7:30pm

The Music of Steely Dan

Tommy Igoe
Groove Conspiracy
w/ Steely Dan
guitarist Drew Zingg

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 06 7:00pm 8:30pm

Brazilian Jazz Duo

Gilson Peranzzetta
& Mauro Senise

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 06 7:30pm

Rising Afropop Star

Aurelio

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 07 7:00pm 8:30pm

Art of the Trio

Edward Simon Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 07 7:30pm

Brazilian Brass & Percussion

Letieres Leite
& Orkestra Rumpilezz

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 08 7:00pm 8:30pm

Art of the Trio

Edward Simon Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 08 7:30pm

The Motorcycle Diaries

Jorge Drexler

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 09 2:00pm

A Tribute to Frank Espada

John Santos & Friends

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 09 7:00pm 8:30pm

Art of the Trio

Edward Simon Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 09 7:30pm

Afro-Peruvian Vocalist

Susana Baca

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 13 7:30pm

Malian Master Musicians

Bassekou Kouyaté
& Ngoni Ba

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 13 8:30pm 10:00pm

Future Brass

Brass Magic

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 14 7:30pm

Ethiopian/American Songwriter

Meklit

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 14 8:00pm

Cuban Music Legends

Los Van Van

Davies Symphony Hall

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Aug 14 8:30pm 10:00pm

Hip Hop + Jazz

Joomanji

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 15 7:00pm 9:30pm

Desert Blues

Tinariwen

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 15 8:00pm

Blues Giant

Buddy Guy

Davies Symphony Hall

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Aug 15 8:30pm 10:00pm

Soul Power

Con Brio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 16 7:30pm

African Guitar Legacy

Vieux Farka Toure

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 16 8:00pm

Ukulele Virtuoso

Jake Shimabukuro

Davies Symphony Hall

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Aug 16 8:30pm 10:00pm

Bay Area Forró

Dona Francisca

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 20 7:30pm

Tribute to a Legend

Gene Kelly: The Legacy
feat. Patricia Ward Kelly

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 20 8:30pm 10:00pm

Piano Lounge

Ethan Iverson

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 21 4:00pm

Gene Kelly Meets Gershwin

An American in Paris
Film + Q&A
w/ Patricia Ward Kelly

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 21 7:30pm

The Jazz Life

'Round Midnight
Film + Panel Discussion
w/ Maxine Gordon, Ed Reed
& Bobby Hutcherson

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 21 8:30pm 10:00pm

Piano Lounge

Ethan Iverson

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 22 7:00pm 9:30pm

2015 Best Picture Oscar Winner

Birdman
Film + Live Drum Score
by Antonio Sánchez

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 22 8:30pm 10:00pm

Piano Lounge

Ethan Iverson

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 23 3:00pm 5:30pm

1920s Silent Film Classics

Sherlock Jr & One Week
Film + Performance
by Club Foot Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 23 7:00pm 8:30pm

The Meridian Suite

Antonio Sánchez
& Migration

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 23 9:30pm

San Francisco Film Noir

The Maltese Falcon
Film + Performance
by Lisa Mezzacappa’s avantNOIR

Miner Auditorium

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September 2015
Sep 10 7:00pm 8:30pm

Take This

Jacky Terrasson

Joe Henderson Lab

Sep 10 7:30pm

Solo Piano

Opening Night
w/ Chick Corea, solo

Miner Auditorium

Sep 11 7:00pm 8:30pm

Anthem For a New Day

Helen Sung

Joe Henderson Lab

Sep 11 7:30pm

Master Piano Duo

Chick Corea
& Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Miner Auditorium

Sep 11 8:00pm

New Great American Songbook

Brian Wilson
& Al Jardine

Davies Symphony Hall

Sep 12 7:00pm 9:30pm

Trilogy

Chick Corea Trio
w/ Christian McBride
& Brian Blade

Miner Auditorium

Sep 12 7:30pm 9:00pm

Heroes + Misfits

Kris Bowers

Joe Henderson Lab

Sep 13 4:00pm 7:30pm

The Enchantment

Chick Corea
& Béla Fleck

Miner Auditorium

Sep 13 7:00pm 8:30pm

The Now

Aaron Goldberg

Joe Henderson Lab

Sep 17 8:00pm

50th Anniversary Celebration

Duke Ellington's
Concert of Sacred Music
Miguel Zenón, Kurt Elling,
Savion Glover, Melissa Aldana
Queen Esther Marrow, Sean Jones,
The Oakland Interfaith
Gospel Choir & more
at Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

Sep 18 8:00pm

Sacred Space

Bill Frisell, solo
at Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

Sep 19 7:00pm 9:30pm

Vocal Sensation

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Miner Auditorium

Sep 20 7:30pm

Yesterday I Had the Blues

José James:
Music of Billie Holiday

Miner Auditorium

Sep 24 7:30pm

High Octane Jazz

Hiromi: The Trio Project

Miner Auditorium

Sep 24 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Smith Dobson V
plays Modern Jazz Quartet's
Django

Joe Henderson Lab

Sep 25 7:30pm

High Octane Jazz

Hiromi: The Trio Project

Miner Auditorium

Sep 26 11:00am

The Modern Sounds of Jazz

Family Matinee:
Peter Horvath Quartet

Miner Auditorium

Sep 26 7:30pm

High Octane Jazz

Hiromi: The Trio Project

Miner Auditorium

Sep 27 7:30pm

High Octane Jazz

Hiromi: The Trio Project

Miner Auditorium

October 2015
Oct 01 7:00pm 8:30pm

Billy Strayhorn Centennial

Allan Harris Quartet
feat. Eric Reed

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 01 7:30pm

Jazz—A Musical Bridge East to West

Zakir Hussain w/
Indian Jazz All Stars,
Dave Holland, Eric Harland
& Chris Potter

Miner Auditorium

Oct 02 7:00pm 8:30pm

Billy Strayhorn Centennial

Allan Harris Quartet
feat. Eric Reed

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 02 7:30pm

Jazz—A Musical Bridge East to West

Zakir Hussain w/
Indian Jazz All Stars,
Dave Holland, Eric Harland
& Chris Potter

Miner Auditorium

Oct 03 7:00pm 8:30pm

Billy Strayhorn Centennial

Allan Harris Quartet
feat. Eric Reed

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 03 7:30pm

Jazz—A Musical Bridge East to West

Zakir Hussain w/
Indian Jazz All Stars,
Dave Holland
& Vinnie Colaiuta

Miner Auditorium

Oct 04 7:00pm 8:30pm

Billy Strayhorn Centennial

Allan Harris Quartet
feat. Eric Reed

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 04 7:30pm

Jazz—A Musical Bridge East to West

Zakir Hussain w/
Indian Jazz All Stars,
Dave Holland
& Vinnie Colaiuta

Miner Auditorium

Oct 08 7:00pm 8:30pm

Ramshackle Serenade

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings
& Bill Stewart

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 09 7:00pm 8:30pm

Ramshackle Serenade

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings
& Bill Stewart

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 10 7:00pm 8:30pm

Ramshackle Serenade

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings
& Bill Stewart

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 11 7:00pm 8:30pm

Ramshackle Serenade

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings
& Bill Stewart

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 15 7:30pm

Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Miner Auditorium

Oct 15 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

SFJAZZ Collective
plays Joe Henderson's
Page One

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 16 7:30pm

Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Miner Auditorium

Oct 17 7:30pm

Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Miner Auditorium

Oct 18 7:30pm

Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Miner Auditorium

Oct 21 7:00pm

SFJAZZ Members Only

Listening Party w/ SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

Oct 22 7:30pm

Music of Michael Jackson

SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

Oct 23 7:30pm

Music of Michael Jackson

SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

Oct 24 11:00am

Music of Michael Jackson

Family Matinee:
SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

Oct 24 7:30pm

Music of Michael Jackson

SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

Oct 25 7:30pm

Music of Michael Jackson

SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

Oct 29 7:30pm

Legendary Band Re-Visited

Chucho Valdés
& Irakere

Miner Auditorium

Oct 30 7:30pm

Legendary Band Re-Visited

Chucho Valdés
& Irakere

Miner Auditorium

Oct 31 7:00pm 9:30pm

Halloween Night

Phantom of the Opera
w/ organist Dorothy Papadakos
at Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

Oct 31 7:30pm

Legendary Band Re-Visited

Chucho Valdés
& Irakere

Miner Auditorium

November 2015
Nov 01 2:00pm

Legendary Band Re-Visited

Chucho Valdés
& Irakere

Miner Auditorium

Nov 01 8:00pm

60th Birthday Celebration

John Santos

Miner Auditorium

Nov 05 7:00pm 8:30pm

From Rio to Paris

Márcio Faraco

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 05 7:30pm

Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

Miner Auditorium

Nov 06 7:00pm 8:30pm

From Rio to Paris

Márcio Faraco

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 06 7:30pm

Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

Miner Auditorium

Nov 07 11:00am

Gypsy Jazz

Family Matinee:
Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

Miner Auditorium

Nov 07 7:00pm 8:30pm

From Rio to Paris

Márcio Faraco

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 07 7:30pm

Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

Miner Auditorium

Nov 08 4:00pm

Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

Miner Auditorium

Nov 08 5:00pm 7:30pm

From Rio to Paris

Márcio Faraco

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 10 7:30pm

Art of the Trio

Brad Mehldau Trio

Miner Auditorium

Nov 11 7:30pm

Art of the Trio

Brad Mehldau Trio

Miner Auditorium

Nov 12 8:00pm

Sacred Space

Celebrating The Clarinet
w/ Don Byron, David Murray,
Anat Cohen & Todd Marcus
at Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

Nov 13 7:00pm 8:30pm

Luminosa

Anat Cohen

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 14 7:00pm 8:30pm

Duo Encounter

Will Bernard
& Beth Custer

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 15 5:00pm 7:30pm

Creole Clarinetist

Evan Christopher

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 19 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Esperanza Spalding

Miner Auditorium

Nov 19 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Mad Duran Quartet
plays Lou Donaldson's
Blues Walk

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 20 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Esperanza Spalding

Miner Auditorium

Nov 21 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Esperanza Spalding

Miner Auditorium

Nov 21 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Esperanza Spalding

Miner Auditorium

Nov 27 7:30pm

Brothers in Arms

Hugh Masekela
& Larry Willis

Miner Auditorium

Nov 28 7:30pm

Brothers in Arms

Hugh Masekela
& Larry Willis

Miner Auditorium

Nov 29 4:00pm

Brothers in Arms

Hugh Masekela
& Larry Willis

Miner Auditorium

December 2015
Dec 03 7:00pm 8:30pm

Amendola vs. Blades

Scott Amendola
& Wil Blades

Joe Henderson Lab

Dec 04 7:00pm 8:30pm

Ali Got Rhythm

Ali Jackson Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

Dec 04 8:00pm

Country Music Giant

Merle Haggard

Paramount Theatre

Dec 05 7:00pm 8:30pm

Blue Note Album Release

Kendrick Scott Oracle

Joe Henderson Lab

Dec 06 7:00pm 8:30pm

Holiday For Drums

Matt Wilson's
Christmas Tree-O

Joe Henderson Lab

Dec 07 7:30pm

Free Concert Showcase!

Monday Night Band
Showcase w/ Adam Theis

Miner Auditorium

Dec 10 7:30pm

The Bad Plus One

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Miner Auditorium

Dec 11 7:30pm

The Bad Plus One

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Miner Auditorium

Dec 12 11:00am

Family Holiday Concert

Family Matinee:
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

Dec 12 7:30pm

The Bad Plus One

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Miner Auditorium

Dec 13 7:30pm

The Bad Plus One

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Miner Auditorium

Dec 16 7:30pm

An Appalachian Christmas

Mark O'Connor
w/ Carrie Rodriguez
& Cia Cherryholmes

Miner Auditorium

Dec 17 7:30pm

Holiday Gospel Show

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Miner Auditorium

Dec 17 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Adam Shulman
plays Vince Guaraldi's
A Charlie Brown Christmas

Joe Henderson Lab

Dec 18 7:30pm

Holiday Gospel Show

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Miner Auditorium

Dec 19 7:00pm 9:30pm

New Age Holiday

Windham Hill
Winter Solstice Concert

Miner Auditorium

Dec 20 4:00pm 7:30pm

Happy Joyous Hanukkah

The Klezmatics

Miner Auditorium

Dec 31 8:00pm 10:30pm

Funky New Year

Maceo Parker:
Funky New Year's Eve Party

Miner Auditorium

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January 2016
Jan 01 7:30pm

Funky New Year

Maceo Parker

Miner Auditorium

Jan 02 7:30pm

Funky New Year

Maceo Parker

Miner Auditorium

Jan 03 7:30pm

Funky New Year

Maceo Parker

Miner Auditorium

Jan 06 7:00pm

SFJAZZ Members Only

Listening Party w/ Eric Harland

Miner Auditorium

Jan 07 7:30pm

South Carolina: Gospel to Funk

Eric Harland's Voyager
w/ Lee Fields

Miner Auditorium

Jan 08 7:30pm

Afrobeat Drums

Eric Harland's Voyager
w/ Members of Antibalas

Miner Auditorium

Jan 09 7:30pm

Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

Eric Harland's Voyager
w/ Brian Jackson

Miner Auditorium

Jan 10 7:30pm

Rhythm And Words

Eric Harland's Voyager
w/ Ishmael Reed

Miner Auditorium

Jan 14 7:00pm 8:30pm

Solo Guitar

Kurt Rosenwinkel

Joe Henderson Lab

Jan 15 7:00pm 8:30pm

Solo Guitar

Kurt Rosenwinkel

Joe Henderson Lab

Jan 16 7:00pm 8:30pm

Rising Star Guitarist

Nir Felder

Joe Henderson Lab

Jan 17 7:00pm 8:30pm

Album Release Concert

Terrence Brewer
New Album Release Show

Joe Henderson Lab

Jan 19 7:30pm

Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Miner Auditorium

Jan 20 7:30pm

Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Miner Auditorium

Jan 21 7:30pm

Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Miner Auditorium

Jan 21 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Josh Jones
plays Chano Pazo's
El Tambor de Cuba

Joe Henderson Lab

Jan 22 7:00pm 9:30pm

Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Miner Auditorium

Jan 23 7:00pm 9:30pm

Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Miner Auditorium

Jan 24 4:00pm 7:30pm

Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Miner Auditorium

Jan 28 7:30pm

If You Could Read My Mind

Cameron Carpenter
w/ International Touring
Organ

Miner Auditorium

Jan 29 7:30pm

If You Could Read My Mind

Cameron Carpenter
w/ International Touring
Organ

Miner Auditorium

Jan 30 7:30pm

If You Could Read My Mind

Cameron Carpenter
w/ International Touring
Organ

Miner Auditorium

Jan 31 4:00pm

If You Could Read My Mind

Cameron Carpenter
w/ International Touring
Organ

Miner Auditorium

February 2016
Feb 09 7:30pm

Fat Tuesday Celebration

Aaron Neville

Herbst Theatre

Feb 11 7:00pm 8:30pm

Swingfully Yours

Loston Harris Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

Feb 11 7:30pm

Songs of Love

Dianne Reeves

Miner Auditorium

Feb 12 7:00pm 8:30pm

Swingfully Yours

Loston Harris Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

Feb 12 7:30pm

Songs of Love

Dianne Reeves

Miner Auditorium

Feb 13 11:00am

Shakin' A Tailfeather

Family Matinee:
Linda Tillery
& The Cultural Heritage Choir

Miner Auditorium

Feb 13 7:00pm 8:30pm

Swingfully Yours

Loston Harris Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

Feb 13 7:30pm

Songs of Love

Dianne Reeves

Miner Auditorium

Feb 14 3:00pm

Songs of Love

Dianne Reeves

Miner Auditorium

Feb 14 5:00pm 7:30pm

Swingfully Yours

Loston Harris Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

Feb 19 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 20 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 21 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 23 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 24 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 26 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 27 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 28 4:00pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

March 2016
Mar 03 7:00pm 8:30pm

Tribute to Melba Liston

Natalie Cressman Quintet

Joe Henderson Lab

Mar 04 7:00pm 8:30pm

Soul Legend

Sugar Pie DeSanto

Joe Henderson Lab

Mar 05 7:00pm 8:30pm

Celebrating Elis Regina

Claudia Villela Quintet

Joe Henderson Lab

Mar 06 7:00pm 8:30pm

Celebrating Celia Cruz

Bobi Céspedes

Joe Henderson Lab

Mar 10 7:00pm 8:30pm

Rising Saxophone Star

Melissa Aldana
& Crash Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 10 7:30pm

Flamenco Guitar Virtuoso

Vicente Amigo

Miner Auditorium

Mar 11 7:00pm 8:30pm

Rising Saxophone Star

Melissa Aldana
& Crash Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 11 7:30pm

Flamenco Guitar Virtuoso

Vicente Amigo

Miner Auditorium

Mar 12 11:00am

Flamenco Moderno

Family Matinee:
Caminos Flamencos

Miner Auditorium

Mar 12 7:00pm 8:30pm

Rising Saxophone Star

Melissa Aldana
& Crash Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 12 7:30pm

Flamenco Guitar Virtuoso

Vicente Amigo

Miner Auditorium

Mar 13 4:00pm

Flamenco Guitar Virtuoso

Vicente Amigo

Miner Auditorium

Mar 13 5:00pm 7:30pm

Rising Saxophone Star

Melissa Aldana
& Crash Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 17 7:30pm

New Orleans Funk

Big Sam's Funky Nation

Miner Auditorium

Mar 17 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Tammy Hall
plays Shirley Scott's
Great Scott!

Joe Henderson Lab

Mar 18 7:00pm 9:30pm

Bhangra Funk

Red Baraat

Miner Auditorium

Mar 19 1:00pm

Free Workshop

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day:
Free Workshop for
Female Jazz Musicians

Joe Henderson Lab

FREE EVENT!
Mar 19 7:00pm 9:30pm

Band of Brothers

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Miner Auditorium

Mar 20 7:30pm

Balkan Brass Madness

Boban & Marko
Marković Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

Mar 24 7:30pm

Buena Vista Social Club Revisited

Juan De Marcos
& the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Miner Auditorium

Mar 25 7:30pm

Buena Vista Social Club Revisited

Juan De Marcos
& the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Miner Auditorium

Mar 26 7:30pm

Buena Vista Social Club Revisited

Juan De Marcos
& the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Miner Auditorium

Mar 27 4:00pm

Buena Vista Social Club Revisited

Juan De Marcos
& the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Miner Auditorium

Mar 31 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Zakir Hussain
& Masters of Percussion

Miner Auditorium

April 2016
Apr 01 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Zakir Hussain
& Masters of Percussion

Miner Auditorium

Apr 02 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Zakir Hussain
& Masters of Percussion

Miner Auditorium

Apr 03 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Zakir Hussain
& Masters of Percussion

Miner Auditorium

Apr 07 7:00pm 8:30pm

South African Jazz

Uhadi: All-Stars
of Johannesburg Jazz
feat. Sibongile Khumalo

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 08 7:00pm 8:30pm

Argentine Vocalist

Sofia Rei

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 09 7:00pm 8:30pm10:00pm

Album Release Party

Deva Mahal

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 10 7:00pm 8:30pm

Brazilian Duets

Joyce & Kenny Werner

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 14 7:00pm

Youth Speaks Showcase

Poet Devorah Major
& June Jordan School
for Equity Students

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 14 7:30pm

Soulmates

Tuck & Patti

Miner Auditorium

Apr 15 7:00pm

Youth Speaks Showcase

Poet Alejandro Murgia
& Mission High School
Students

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 15 7:30pm

Dee Dee's Feathers

Dee Dee Bridgewater
Quintet

Miner Auditorium

Apr 16 11:00am

Jazz + Poetry

Family Matinee:
Terrence Brewer
& Youth Speaks

Miner Auditorium

Apr 16 7:00pm

Youth Speaks Showcase

Poet Al Young
& MetWest High School
Students

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 16 7:30pm

Rising Fado Star

Carminho

Miner Auditorium

Apr 17 7:00pm

Youth Speaks Showcase

Poet Ishmael Reed
& Oakland Technical High School
Students

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 17 7:30pm

State of the Art

Lizz Wright

Miner Auditorium

Apr 20 7:00pm

SFJAZZ Members Only

Listening Party w/ Kenny Barron

Miner Auditorium

Apr 21 7:30pm

NEA Jazz Master

Kenny Barron Trio

Miner Auditorium

Apr 21 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Mel Martin
plays Joe Henderson's
Mode For Joe

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 22 7:00pm 8:30pm

Music of Joe Henderson

Renee Rosnes Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 22 7:30pm

SF Connections

Kenny Barron Quintet
w/ Stefon Harris 
& Elena Pinderhughes

Miner Auditorium

Apr 23 7:00pm 8:30pm

Music of Joe Henderson

Renee Rosnes Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 23 7:30pm

String Theory

Kenny Barron Strings
w/ Dave Holland, Regina Carter
& Mark Summer

Miner Auditorium

Apr 24 7:00pm 8:30pm

Music of Joe Henderson

Renee Rosnes Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 24 7:30pm

Brazilian Jazz

Kenny Barron Quintet
w/ Members of Trio da Paz
& Elena Pinderhughes

Miner Auditorium

Apr 28 7:30pm

South African Jazz Legend

Abdullah Ibrahim:
Solo & Mukashi Trio

Miner Auditorium

Apr 29 7:30pm

South African Jazz Legend

Abdullah Ibrahim:
Solo & Mukashi Trio

Miner Auditorium

Apr 30 7:30pm

South African Jazz Legend

Abdullah Ibrahim: Ekaya

Miner Auditorium

May 2016
May 01 7:30pm

South African Jazz Legend

Abdullah Ibrahim: Ekaya

Miner Auditorium

May 12 7:00pm 8:30pm

Soul Brother Cool

Cyrus Chestnut

Joe Henderson Lab

May 13 7:00pm 8:30pm

Soul Brother Cool

Cyrus Chestnut

Joe Henderson Lab

May 14 7:00pm 8:30pm

Soul Brother Cool

Cyrus Chestnut

Joe Henderson Lab

May 15 7:00pm 8:30pm

Soul Brother Cool

Cyrus Chestnut

Joe Henderson Lab

May 19 7:30pm

Coming Forth By Day

Cassandra Wilson:
Music of Billie Holiday

Miner Auditorium

May 19 8:00pm 9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Kasey Knudsen
plays Jackie McLean's
Let Freedom Ring

Joe Henderson Lab

May 20 7:30pm

Coming Forth By Day

Cassandra Wilson:
Music of Billie Holiday

Miner Auditorium

May 21 11:00am

Fats Waller Birthday

Family Matinee:
Daniel Handler, Marcus Shelby
& Friends

Miner Auditorium

May 21 7:30pm

Coming Forth By Day

Cassandra Wilson:
Music of Billie Holiday

Miner Auditorium

May 22 4:00pm

Coming Forth By Day

Cassandra Wilson:
Music of Billie Holiday

Miner Auditorium

May 26 7:30pm

That's It!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Miner Auditorium

May 27 7:30pm

That's It!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Miner Auditorium

May 28 7:30pm

That's It!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Miner Auditorium

May 29 7:30pm

That's It!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Miner Auditorium

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Great Americas Songbook I: The Great American Songbook
This week focuses on the breadth of American popular song, from the New Orleans tradition of Louis Armstrong and the iconic vocalists to the social consciousness of Bob Dylan.
Jul 16 7:00pm8:30pm

The Music of Louis Armstrong

Catherine Russell:
The Music of Louis Armstrong

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jul 16 7:30pm

The Sarah Vaughan Project

Ann Hampton Callaway:
Music of Sarah Vaughan

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 17 7:00pm8:30pm

The Music of Louis Armstrong

Catherine Russell:
The Music of Louis Armstrong

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jul 17 7:30pm

The Music of Billie Holiday

Kim Nalley:
Music of Billie Holiday

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 18 7:00pm8:30pm

The Music of Louis Armstrong

Catherine Russell:
The Music of Louis Armstrong

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jul 18 7:30pm

The Music of Bob Dylan

Paula West:
Music of Bob Dylan

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 19 7:00pm8:30pm

The Music of Louis Armstrong

Catherine Russell:
The Music of Louis Armstrong

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jul 19 7:30pm

The Music of Nat King Cole

Freddy Cole:
Music of Nat King Cole

Miner Auditorium

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Great Americas Songbook II: Mexico
The rich musical traditions of Mexico are highlighted, expressed from the unique perspectives of both Native Mexican artists and Mexican-American musicians.
Jul 23 7:30pm

Latin American Pop Sensation

Natalia Lafourcade

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 24 7:30pm

Chicano Soul

La Santa Cecilia

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 25 7:00pm9:30pm

Songs of Defiance & Triumph

Tania Libertad:
Tribute to Chevala Vargas

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 26 7:30pm

Tex-Mex Superstars

Flaco Jiménez
& Max Baca

Miner Auditorium

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Great Americas Songbook III: Big Bands
Four of the finest large ensembles in jazz gather to celebrate the enduring vitality and flexibility of the Big Band format.
Jul 30 7:30pm

2015 GRAMMY-Winning Big Band

Gordon Goodwin’s
Big Phat Band

Miner Auditorium

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Jul 31 7:30pm

L.A. Treasures

Clayton-Hamilton
Jazz Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 01 7:30pm

Thelonious Monk Legacy

John Beasley’s MONK’estra

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 02 7:30pm

The Music of Steely Dan

Tommy Igoe
Groove Conspiracy
w/ Steely Dan
guitarist Drew Zingg

Miner Auditorium

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Great Americas Songbook IV: Central, South America + Caribbean
Music from Central and South America, with artists representing Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, Uruguay, Puerto Rico and Peru.
Aug 06 7:00pm8:30pm

Brazilian Jazz Duo

Gilson Peranzzetta
& Mauro Senise

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 06 7:30pm

Rising Afropop Star

Aurelio

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 07 7:00pm8:30pm

Art of the Trio

Edward Simon Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 07 7:30pm

Brazilian Brass & Percussion

Letieres Leite
& Orkestra Rumpilezz

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 08 7:00pm8:30pm

Art of the Trio

Edward Simon Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 08 7:30pm

The Motorcycle Diaries

Jorge Drexler

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 09 2:00pm

A Tribute to Frank Espada

John Santos & Friends

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 09 7:00pm8:30pm

Art of the Trio

Edward Simon Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 09 7:30pm

Afro-Peruvian Vocalist

Susana Baca

Miner Auditorium

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Sounds of Africa
Artists that encompass the diversity of Mali's musical scene and a Bay Area-based Ethiopian singer/ songwriter highlight this week.
Aug 13 7:30pm

Malian Master Musicians

Bassekou Kouyaté
& Ngoni Ba

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 14 7:30pm

Ethiopian/American Songwriter

Meklit

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 15 7:00pm9:30pm

Desert Blues

Tinariwen

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 16 7:30pm

African Guitar Legacy

Vieux Farka Toure

Miner Auditorium

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Get Outta Your Seat! - Week I
Open dancefloor — limited seating
Aug 13 8:30pm10:00pm

Future Brass

Brass Magic

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 14 8:30pm10:00pm

Hip Hop + Jazz

Joomanji

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 15 8:30pm10:00pm

Soul Power

Con Brio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 16 8:30pm10:00pm

Bay Area Forró

Dona Francisca

Joe Henderson Lab

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SFJAZZ at Davies Symphony Hall
Three very special concerts at Davies Symphony Hall that you don't want to miss!
Aug 14 8:00pm

Cuban Music Legends

Los Van Van

Davies Symphony Hall

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Aug 15 8:00pm

Blues Giant

Buddy Guy

Davies Symphony Hall

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Aug 16 8:00pm

Ukulele Virtuoso

Jake Shimabukuro

Davies Symphony Hall

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Film + Music
A selection of great films, from the 2015 Best Picture Oscar winner to 1920s silent classics, is presented for this inaugural SFJAZZ Film Week, each with an accompanying live component.
Aug 20 7:30pm

Tribute to a Legend

Gene Kelly: The Legacy
feat. Patricia Ward Kelly

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 21 4:00pm

Gene Kelly Meets Gershwin

An American in Paris
Film + Q&A
w/ Patricia Ward Kelly

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 21 7:30pm

The Jazz Life

'Round Midnight
Film + Panel Discussion
w/ Maxine Gordon, Ed Reed
& Bobby Hutcherson

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 22 7:00pm9:30pm

2015 Best Picture Oscar Winner

Birdman
Film + Live Drum Score
by Antonio Sánchez

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 23 3:00pm5:30pm

1920s Silent Film Classics

Sherlock Jr & One Week
Film + Performance
by Club Foot Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

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Aug 23 9:30pm

San Francisco Film Noir

The Maltese Falcon
Film + Performance
by Lisa Mezzacappa’s avantNOIR

Miner Auditorium

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Get Outta Your Seat! - Week II
Open dancefloor — limited seating
Aug 20 8:30pm10:00pm

Piano Lounge

Ethan Iverson

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 21 8:30pm10:00pm

Piano Lounge

Ethan Iverson

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 22 8:30pm10:00pm

Piano Lounge

Ethan Iverson

Joe Henderson Lab

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Antonio Sanchez & Migration
GRAMMY-winning drummer/composer and his quartet perform new music from their 55-minute continuous composition 'The Meridian Suite'.
Aug 23 7:00pm8:30pm

The Meridian Suite

Antonio Sánchez
& Migration

Joe Henderson Lab

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2015-16 Season

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Opening Week: Chick Corea
The 2015-2016 Season opens with this week celebrating the piano, featuring jazz icon, NEA Jazz Master and multiple GRAMMY-winner Chick Corea in solo, duo and trio settings.
Sep 10 7:30pm

Solo Piano

Opening Night
w/ Chick Corea, solo

Miner Auditorium

Sep 11 7:30pm

Master Piano Duo

Chick Corea
& Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Miner Auditorium

Sep 12 7:00pm9:30pm

Trilogy

Chick Corea Trio
w/ Christian McBride
& Brian Blade

Miner Auditorium

Sep 13 4:00pm7:30pm

The Enchantment

Chick Corea
& Béla Fleck

Miner Auditorium

Opening Week: Visionary Pianists
In the Joe Henderson Lab, opening week of the 2015- 2016 Season is devoted to four uniquely creative pianists – each a visionary artist taking the art of jazz piano to new frontiers.
Sep 10 7:00pm8:30pm

Take This

Jacky Terrasson

Joe Henderson Lab

Sep 11 7:00pm8:30pm

Anthem For a New Day

Helen Sung

Joe Henderson Lab

Sep 12 7:30pm9:00pm

Heroes + Misfits

Kris Bowers

Joe Henderson Lab

Sep 13 7:00pm8:30pm

The Now

Aaron Goldberg

Joe Henderson Lab

Opening Week: Brian Wilson & Al Jardine
Sep 11 8:00pm

New Great American Songbook

Brian Wilson
& Al Jardine

Davies Symphony Hall

Traditions In Transition
A week of jazz history brought into the present, from an iconic Duke Ellington masterpiece to a Billie Holiday tribute by one of jazz’s brightest young stars.
Sep 17 8:00pm

50th Anniversary Celebration

Duke Ellington's
Concert of Sacred Music
Miguel Zenón, Kurt Elling,
Savion Glover, Melissa Aldana
Queen Esther Marrow, Sean Jones,
The Oakland Interfaith
Gospel Choir & more
at Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

Sep 18 8:00pm

Sacred Space

Bill Frisell, solo
at Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

Sep 19 7:00pm9:30pm

Vocal Sensation

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Miner Auditorium

Sep 20 7:30pm

Yesterday I Had the Blues

José James:
Music of Billie Holiday

Miner Auditorium

Hiromi: The Trio Project
Sep 24 7:30pm

High Octane Jazz

Hiromi: The Trio Project

Miner Auditorium

Sep 25 7:30pm

High Octane Jazz

Hiromi: The Trio Project

Miner Auditorium

Sep 26 7:30pm

High Octane Jazz

Hiromi: The Trio Project

Miner Auditorium

Sep 27 7:30pm

High Octane Jazz

Hiromi: The Trio Project

Miner Auditorium

Family Matinee: September
Sep 26 11:00am

The Modern Sounds of Jazz

Family Matinee:
Peter Horvath Quartet

Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Hotplate: September
Sep 24 8:00pm9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Smith Dobson V
plays Modern Jazz Quartet's
Django

Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Zakir Hussain · Fall
Jazz—A Musical Bridge East To West
Oct 01 7:30pm

Jazz—A Musical Bridge East to West

Zakir Hussain w/
Indian Jazz All Stars,
Dave Holland, Eric Harland
& Chris Potter

Miner Auditorium

Oct 02 7:30pm

Jazz—A Musical Bridge East to West

Zakir Hussain w/
Indian Jazz All Stars,
Dave Holland, Eric Harland
& Chris Potter

Miner Auditorium

Oct 03 7:30pm

Jazz—A Musical Bridge East to West

Zakir Hussain w/
Indian Jazz All Stars,
Dave Holland
& Vinnie Colaiuta

Miner Auditorium

Oct 04 7:30pm

Jazz—A Musical Bridge East to West

Zakir Hussain w/
Indian Jazz All Stars,
Dave Holland
& Vinnie Colaiuta

Miner Auditorium

Allan Harris Quartet feat. Eric Reed
Oct 01 7:00pm8:30pm

Billy Strayhorn Centennial

Allan Harris Quartet
feat. Eric Reed

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 02 7:00pm8:30pm

Billy Strayhorn Centennial

Allan Harris Quartet
feat. Eric Reed

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 03 7:00pm8:30pm

Billy Strayhorn Centennial

Allan Harris Quartet
feat. Eric Reed

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 04 7:00pm8:30pm

Billy Strayhorn Centennial

Allan Harris Quartet
feat. Eric Reed

Joe Henderson Lab

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings & Bill Stewart
Oct 08 7:00pm8:30pm

Ramshackle Serenade

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings
& Bill Stewart

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 09 7:00pm8:30pm

Ramshackle Serenade

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings
& Bill Stewart

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 10 7:00pm8:30pm

Ramshackle Serenade

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings
& Bill Stewart

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 11 7:00pm8:30pm

Ramshackle Serenade

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings
& Bill Stewart

Joe Henderson Lab

Wayne Shorter Quartet
Oct 15 7:30pm

Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Miner Auditorium

Oct 16 7:30pm

Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Miner Auditorium

Oct 17 7:30pm

Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Miner Auditorium

Oct 18 7:30pm

Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Collective Residency
The Music of Michael Jackson & Original Compositions
Oct 15 8:00pm9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

SFJAZZ Collective
plays Joe Henderson's
Page One

Joe Henderson Lab

Oct 21 7:00pm

SFJAZZ Members Only

Listening Party w/ SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

Oct 22 7:30pm

Music of Michael Jackson

SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

Oct 23 7:30pm

Music of Michael Jackson

SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

Oct 24 11:00am

Music of Michael Jackson

Family Matinee:
SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

Oct 24 7:30pm

Music of Michael Jackson

SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

Oct 25 7:30pm

Music of Michael Jackson

SFJAZZ Collective

Miner Auditorium

Chucho Valdés & Irakere
Oct 29 7:30pm

Legendary Band Re-Visited

Chucho Valdés
& Irakere

Miner Auditorium

Oct 30 7:30pm

Legendary Band Re-Visited

Chucho Valdés
& Irakere

Miner Auditorium

Oct 31 7:30pm

Legendary Band Re-Visited

Chucho Valdés
& Irakere

Miner Auditorium

Nov 01 2:00pm

Legendary Band Re-Visited

Chucho Valdés
& Irakere

Miner Auditorium

Halloween Night at Grace Cathedral
Oct 31 7:00pm9:30pm

Halloween Night

Phantom of the Opera
w/ organist Dorothy Papadakos
at Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

John Santos: 60th Birthday Celebration
Nov 01 8:00pm

60th Birthday Celebration

John Santos

Miner Auditorium

Dorado Schmitt & Django All-Stars
Nov 05 7:30pm

Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

Miner Auditorium

Nov 06 7:30pm

Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

Miner Auditorium

Nov 07 11:00am

Gypsy Jazz

Family Matinee:
Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

Miner Auditorium

Nov 07 7:30pm

Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

Miner Auditorium

Nov 08 4:00pm

Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

Miner Auditorium

Márcio Faraco
Nov 05 7:00pm8:30pm

From Rio to Paris

Márcio Faraco

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 06 7:00pm8:30pm

From Rio to Paris

Márcio Faraco

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 07 7:00pm8:30pm

From Rio to Paris

Márcio Faraco

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 08 5:00pm7:30pm

From Rio to Paris

Márcio Faraco

Joe Henderson Lab

Brad Mehldau Trio
Nov 10 7:30pm

Art of the Trio

Brad Mehldau Trio

Miner Auditorium

Nov 11 7:30pm

Art of the Trio

Brad Mehldau Trio

Miner Auditorium

In The Reeds: Celebrating The Clarinet
Nov 12 8:00pm

Sacred Space

Celebrating The Clarinet
w/ Don Byron, David Murray,
Anat Cohen & Todd Marcus
at Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

Nov 13 7:00pm8:30pm

Luminosa

Anat Cohen

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 14 7:00pm8:30pm

Duo Encounter

Will Bernard
& Beth Custer

Joe Henderson Lab

Nov 15 5:00pm7:30pm

Creole Clarinetist

Evan Christopher

Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Esperanza Spalding
Nov 19 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Esperanza Spalding

Miner Auditorium

Nov 20 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Esperanza Spalding

Miner Auditorium

Nov 21 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Esperanza Spalding

Miner Auditorium

Nov 21 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Esperanza Spalding

Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Hotplate: November
Nov 19 8:00pm9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Mad Duran Quartet
plays Lou Donaldson's
Blues Walk

Joe Henderson Lab

Thanksgiving Weekend w/ Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis
Nov 27 7:30pm

Brothers in Arms

Hugh Masekela
& Larry Willis

Miner Auditorium

Nov 28 7:30pm

Brothers in Arms

Hugh Masekela
& Larry Willis

Miner Auditorium

Nov 29 4:00pm

Brothers in Arms

Hugh Masekela
& Larry Willis

Miner Auditorium

Merle Haggard at Paramount Theatre
Dec 04 8:00pm

Country Music Giant

Merle Haggard

Paramount Theatre

Drums Out Front
Four spectacular drummers/leaders bring their power-packed projects to the Joe Henderson Lab.
Dec 03 7:00pm8:30pm

Amendola vs. Blades

Scott Amendola
& Wil Blades

Joe Henderson Lab

Dec 04 7:00pm8:30pm

Ali Got Rhythm

Ali Jackson Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

Dec 05 7:00pm8:30pm

Blue Note Album Release

Kendrick Scott Oracle

Joe Henderson Lab

Dec 06 7:00pm8:30pm

Holiday For Drums

Matt Wilson's
Christmas Tree-O

Joe Henderson Lab

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
Dec 10 7:30pm

The Bad Plus One

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Miner Auditorium

Dec 11 7:30pm

The Bad Plus One

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Miner Auditorium

Dec 12 7:30pm

The Bad Plus One

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Miner Auditorium

Dec 13 7:30pm

The Bad Plus One

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Miner Auditorium

Family Matinee: December
Dec 12 11:00am

Family Holiday Concert

Family Matinee:
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

Spend the Holidays with SFJAZZ
A growing SFJAZZ tradition, this year’s performances range from the Christmas music of Appalachia to rousing gospel voices, a Celtic-tinged evening of new age, and a Hanukkah show with the kings of klezmer.
Dec 16 7:30pm

An Appalachian Christmas

Mark O'Connor
w/ Carrie Rodriguez
& Cia Cherryholmes

Miner Auditorium

Dec 17 7:30pm

Holiday Gospel Show

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Miner Auditorium

Dec 18 7:30pm

Holiday Gospel Show

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Miner Auditorium

Dec 19 7:00pm9:30pm

New Age Holiday

Windham Hill
Winter Solstice Concert

Miner Auditorium

Dec 20 4:00pm7:30pm

Happy Joyous Hanukkah

The Klezmatics

Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Hotplate: December
Dec 17 8:00pm9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Adam Shulman
plays Vince Guaraldi's
A Charlie Brown Christmas

Joe Henderson Lab

Funky New Year: Maceo Parker
Dec 31 8:00pm10:30pm

Funky New Year

Maceo Parker:
Funky New Year's Eve Party

Miner Auditorium

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Jan 01 7:30pm

Funky New Year

Maceo Parker

Miner Auditorium

Jan 02 7:30pm

Funky New Year

Maceo Parker

Miner Auditorium

Jan 03 7:30pm

Funky New Year

Maceo Parker

Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Eric Harland
The Rhythms of Revolution
Jan 06 7:00pm

SFJAZZ Members Only

Listening Party w/ Eric Harland

Miner Auditorium

Jan 07 7:30pm

South Carolina: Gospel to Funk

Eric Harland's Voyager
w/ Lee Fields

Miner Auditorium

Jan 08 7:30pm

Afrobeat Drums

Eric Harland's Voyager
w/ Members of Antibalas

Miner Auditorium

Jan 09 7:30pm

Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

Eric Harland's Voyager
w/ Brian Jackson

Miner Auditorium

Jan 10 7:30pm

Rhythm And Words

Eric Harland's Voyager
w/ Ishmael Reed

Miner Auditorium

Guitar Week
In the Joe Henderson Lab, The Joe Henderson Lab is home to this celebration of the jazz guitar tradition, with three uniquely talented performers, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nir Felder and Terrence Brewer, in settings ranging from solo concerts to an album release party.
Jan 14 7:00pm8:30pm

Solo Guitar

Kurt Rosenwinkel

Joe Henderson Lab

Jan 15 7:00pm8:30pm

Solo Guitar

Kurt Rosenwinkel

Joe Henderson Lab

Jan 16 7:00pm8:30pm

Rising Star Guitarist

Nir Felder

Joe Henderson Lab

Jan 17 7:00pm8:30pm

Album Release Concert

Terrence Brewer
New Album Release Show

Joe Henderson Lab

Chris Botti
Jan 19 7:30pm

Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Miner Auditorium

Jan 20 7:30pm

Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Miner Auditorium

Jan 21 7:30pm

Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Miner Auditorium

Jan 22 7:00pm9:30pm

Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Miner Auditorium

Jan 23 7:00pm9:30pm

Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Miner Auditorium

Jan 24 4:00pm7:30pm

Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Hotplate: January
Jan 21 8:00pm9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Josh Jones
plays Chano Pazo's
El Tambor de Cuba

Joe Henderson Lab

Cameron Carpenter w/ International Touring Organ
Jan 28 7:30pm

If You Could Read My Mind

Cameron Carpenter
w/ International Touring
Organ

Miner Auditorium

Jan 29 7:30pm

If You Could Read My Mind

Cameron Carpenter
w/ International Touring
Organ

Miner Auditorium

Jan 30 7:30pm

If You Could Read My Mind

Cameron Carpenter
w/ International Touring
Organ

Miner Auditorium

Jan 31 4:00pm

If You Could Read My Mind

Cameron Carpenter
w/ International Touring
Organ

Miner Auditorium

Aaron Neville: Fat Tuesday Celebration
Feb 09 7:30pm

Fat Tuesday Celebration

Aaron Neville

Herbst Theatre

Week of Love
Feb 11 7:00pm8:30pm

Swingfully Yours

Loston Harris Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

Feb 11 7:30pm

Songs of Love

Dianne Reeves

Miner Auditorium

Feb 12 7:00pm8:30pm

Swingfully Yours

Loston Harris Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

Feb 12 7:30pm

Songs of Love

Dianne Reeves

Miner Auditorium

Feb 13 7:00pm8:30pm

Swingfully Yours

Loston Harris Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

Feb 13 7:30pm

Songs of Love

Dianne Reeves

Miner Auditorium

Feb 14 3:00pm

Songs of Love

Dianne Reeves

Miner Auditorium

Feb 14 5:00pm7:30pm

Swingfully Yours

Loston Harris Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

Family Matinee: February
Feb 13 11:00am

Shakin' A Tailfeather

Family Matinee:
Linda Tillery
& The Cultural Heritage Choir

Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Terence Blanchard
Champion: An Opera In Jazz
Feb 19 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 20 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 21 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 23 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 24 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 26 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 27 7:30pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Feb 28 4:00pm

Opera Parallèle & SFJAZZ Co-Present

Terence Blanchard's
Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Miner Auditorium

Women's History Month Celebration Concerts
Mar 03 7:00pm8:30pm

Tribute to Melba Liston

Natalie Cressman Quintet

Joe Henderson Lab

Mar 04 7:00pm8:30pm

Soul Legend

Sugar Pie DeSanto

Joe Henderson Lab

Mar 05 7:00pm8:30pm

Celebrating Elis Regina

Claudia Villela Quintet

Joe Henderson Lab

Mar 06 7:00pm8:30pm

Celebrating Celia Cruz

Bobi Céspedes

Joe Henderson Lab

Mar 10 7:00pm8:30pm

Rising Saxophone Star

Melissa Aldana
& Crash Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 11 7:00pm8:30pm

Rising Saxophone Star

Melissa Aldana
& Crash Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 12 7:00pm8:30pm

Rising Saxophone Star

Melissa Aldana
& Crash Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 13 5:00pm7:30pm

Rising Saxophone Star

Melissa Aldana
& Crash Trio

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 19 1:00pm

Free Workshop

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day:
Free Workshop for
Female Jazz Musicians

Joe Henderson Lab

FREE EVENT!
Vicente Amigo
Mar 10 7:30pm

Flamenco Guitar Virtuoso

Vicente Amigo

Miner Auditorium

Mar 11 7:30pm

Flamenco Guitar Virtuoso

Vicente Amigo

Miner Auditorium

Mar 12 7:30pm

Flamenco Guitar Virtuoso

Vicente Amigo

Miner Auditorium

Mar 13 4:00pm

Flamenco Guitar Virtuoso

Vicente Amigo

Miner Auditorium

Family Matinee: March
Mar 12 11:00am

Flamenco Moderno

Family Matinee:
Caminos Flamencos

Miner Auditorium

Brass Fest
The brass band is truly an international tradition. Horn-based ensembles are the focus of the week, with bands hailing from New Orleans, Serbia, Chicago and India by way of Brooklyn.
Mar 17 7:30pm

New Orleans Funk

Big Sam's Funky Nation

Miner Auditorium

Mar 18 7:00pm9:30pm

Bhangra Funk

Red Baraat

Miner Auditorium

Mar 19 7:00pm9:30pm

Band of Brothers

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Miner Auditorium

Mar 20 7:30pm

Balkan Brass Madness

Boban & Marko
Marković Orchestra

Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Hotplate: March
Mar 17 8:00pm9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Tammy Hall
plays Shirley Scott's
Great Scott!

Joe Henderson Lab

Juan de Marcos & Afro Cuban All-Stars
Mar 24 7:30pm

Buena Vista Social Club Revisited

Juan De Marcos
& the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Miner Auditorium

Mar 25 7:30pm

Buena Vista Social Club Revisited

Juan De Marcos
& the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Miner Auditorium

Mar 26 7:30pm

Buena Vista Social Club Revisited

Juan De Marcos
& the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Miner Auditorium

Mar 27 4:00pm

Buena Vista Social Club Revisited

Juan De Marcos
& the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Zakir Hussain · Spring
Masters of Percussion
Mar 31 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Zakir Hussain
& Masters of Percussion

Miner Auditorium

Apr 01 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Zakir Hussain
& Masters of Percussion

Miner Auditorium

Apr 02 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Zakir Hussain
& Masters of Percussion

Miner Auditorium

Apr 03 7:30pm

Resident Artistic Director

Zakir Hussain
& Masters of Percussion

Miner Auditorium

Sing, Sing, Sing
Apr 07 7:00pm8:30pm

South African Jazz

Uhadi: All-Stars
of Johannesburg Jazz
feat. Sibongile Khumalo

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 08 7:00pm8:30pm

Argentine Vocalist

Sofia Rei

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 09 7:00pm8:30pm10:00pm

Album Release Party

Deva Mahal

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 10 7:00pm8:30pm

Brazilian Duets

Joyce & Kenny Werner

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 14 7:30pm

Soulmates

Tuck & Patti

Miner Auditorium

Apr 15 7:30pm

Dee Dee's Feathers

Dee Dee Bridgewater
Quintet

Miner Auditorium

Apr 16 7:30pm

Rising Fado Star

Carminho

Miner Auditorium

Apr 17 7:30pm

State of the Art

Lizz Wright

Miner Auditorium

2016 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival: Youth Speaks Showcase
Apr 14 7:00pm

Youth Speaks Showcase

Poet Devorah Major
& June Jordan School
for Equity Students

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 15 7:00pm

Youth Speaks Showcase

Poet Alejandro Murgia
& Mission High School
Students

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 16 7:00pm

Youth Speaks Showcase

Poet Al Young
& MetWest High School
Students

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 17 7:00pm

Youth Speaks Showcase

Poet Ishmael Reed
& Oakland Technical High School
Students

Joe Henderson Lab

Family Matinee: April
Apr 16 11:00am

Jazz + Poetry

Family Matinee:
Terrence Brewer
& Youth Speaks

Miner Auditorium

Kenny Barron
Apr 20 7:00pm

SFJAZZ Members Only

Listening Party w/ Kenny Barron

Miner Auditorium

Apr 21 7:30pm

NEA Jazz Master

Kenny Barron Trio

Miner Auditorium

Apr 22 7:30pm

SF Connections

Kenny Barron Quintet
w/ Stefon Harris 
& Elena Pinderhughes

Miner Auditorium

Apr 23 7:30pm

String Theory

Kenny Barron Strings
w/ Dave Holland, Regina Carter
& Mark Summer

Miner Auditorium

Apr 24 7:30pm

Brazilian Jazz

Kenny Barron Quintet
w/ Members of Trio da Paz
& Elena Pinderhughes

Miner Auditorium

Joe Henderson Festival
Apr 21 8:00pm9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Mel Martin
plays Joe Henderson's
Mode For Joe

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 22 7:00pm8:30pm

Music of Joe Henderson

Renee Rosnes Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 23 7:00pm8:30pm

Music of Joe Henderson

Renee Rosnes Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

Apr 24 7:00pm8:30pm

Music of Joe Henderson

Renee Rosnes Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

Abdullah Ibrahim
Apr 28 7:30pm

South African Jazz Legend

Abdullah Ibrahim:
Solo & Mukashi Trio

Miner Auditorium

Apr 29 7:30pm

South African Jazz Legend

Abdullah Ibrahim:
Solo & Mukashi Trio

Miner Auditorium

Apr 30 7:30pm

South African Jazz Legend

Abdullah Ibrahim: Ekaya

Miner Auditorium

May 01 7:30pm

South African Jazz Legend

Abdullah Ibrahim: Ekaya

Miner Auditorium

Cyrus Chestnut
May 12 7:00pm8:30pm

Soul Brother Cool

Cyrus Chestnut

Joe Henderson Lab

May 13 7:00pm8:30pm

Soul Brother Cool

Cyrus Chestnut

Joe Henderson Lab

May 14 7:00pm8:30pm

Soul Brother Cool

Cyrus Chestnut

Joe Henderson Lab

May 15 7:00pm8:30pm

Soul Brother Cool

Cyrus Chestnut

Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Hotplate: May
May 19 8:00pm9:30pm

SFJAZZ Hotplate

Kasey Knudsen
plays Jackie McLean's
Let Freedom Ring

Joe Henderson Lab

Cassandra Wilson
May 19 7:30pm

Coming Forth By Day

Cassandra Wilson:
Music of Billie Holiday

Miner Auditorium

May 20 7:30pm

Coming Forth By Day

Cassandra Wilson:
Music of Billie Holiday

Miner Auditorium

May 21 7:30pm

Coming Forth By Day

Cassandra Wilson:
Music of Billie Holiday

Miner Auditorium

May 22 4:00pm

Coming Forth By Day

Cassandra Wilson:
Music of Billie Holiday

Miner Auditorium

Family Matinee: May
May 21 11:00am

Fats Waller Birthday

Family Matinee:
Daniel Handler, Marcus Shelby
& Friends

Miner Auditorium

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
May 26 7:30pm

That's It!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Miner Auditorium

May 27 7:30pm

That's It!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Miner Auditorium

May 28 7:30pm

That's It!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Miner Auditorium

May 29 7:30pm

That's It!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Miner Auditorium

Education Events

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Pre-Concert Talk
Visiting Presenter
Family Matinee
Discover Jazz Class
SFJAZZ Beacon Award
Summer Digital Lab Bootcamps
Jul 13 1:00pm

Digital Lab:
Fundamentals of Music
Theory & Composition

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Jul 20 1:00pm

Digital Lab:
Intro to the Recording
Studio & Audio Production

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Aug 03 1:00pm

Digital Lab:
Recording, Mixing & Mastering
w/ ProTools & Ableton Live

SFJAZZ Center, Digital Lab

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Summer 2015 · Jazz Appreciation
Jul 15 7:00pm

The Music of Paco De Lucia
w/ Caminos Flamencos

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jul 29 7:00pm

Big Band Jazz
in the Modern Era
w/ Gordon Goodwin

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 05 7:00pm

Rhythms and Melodies
of Brazil w/ Claudia Villela

Joe Henderson Lab

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Koret Discover Jazz Series: Jazz Latino with John Santos
Aug 05 7:00pm

Class 1: The Early Years: 19th Century & 1920s

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Aug 12 7:00pm

Class 2: Swing y Son: 1920s & 1930s

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Aug 19 7:00pm

Class 3: Afro-Cuban Jazz: 1940s & 1950s

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Aug 26 7:00pm

Class 4: New York, Cuba & Brazil: 1960s & 1970s

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Sep 02 7:00pm

Class 5: Broadening Horizons: 1980s & 1990s

Museum of the African Diaspora

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Sep 09 7:00pm

Class 6: New Millennium: Multi-dimensional and Uncontainable

Museum of the African Diaspora

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SFJAZZ World Drum Weekend
Aug 08 11:00am

Family Workshop:
Afro-Peruvian Rhythms
w/ Peta Robles
& Gabriela Shiroma

Joe Henderson Lab

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Aug 08