Technical Director, Production

Job Description

Lead SFJAZZ in all phases of technical production of events – jazz concerts, performances, multi- media presentations – with a team of core production staff create world class listening and viewing experiences for patrons. The Technical Director, Production has oversight responsibility (maintenance, repair, capital recommendations) of all theatrical systems at the SFJAZZ Center.

Reports to: Director of Production
Department: Director, Production

About SFJAZZ: SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a beautiful and perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million dollar Center launched in 2013 and the 32-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district. The budget for the 2014/2015 Season is more than $12 million with about half coming from ticket revenues.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee Stage Crew to provide high quality patron experiences at SFJAZZ. Particularly, manage Audio Engineers, Lighting Designer/Engineers, Video Engineers, Stage Managers and Stage Crew. Additionally, oversee Events Services staff.
  • Collaborate with the Production Managers for all events to assess and determine technical requirements for any show or production at the SFJAZZ Center.
  • Oversee creation and maintenance of standard operating procedures, drawings and documentation related to all staging and technical systems in performance spaces.
  • Manage technical projects - from start to finish - including maintenance schedules, technical upgrades, employee trainings on technical systems including Crestron and Paradigm and all theater installations, etc.
  • Work with Finance Director and Director of Production to establish asset management system for all theatrical equipment (including backline, microphones, chairs, stands and all other theatrical gear). Create system to track all gear for repair and scheduled maintenance.
  • Provide oversight of and be the subject matter expert of the video capture, production and editing systems at SFJAZZ. Provide direction and oversight as to how these systems interact with all systems in the theater/auditoriums.
  • Problem solve and collaborate with SFJAZZ management and staff to create a solutions- based environment for all events.
  • Key advisory role in development of annual and special project budgets as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 10+ years of experience in theater or concert production with extensive knowledge of audio, lighting and video, rigging and theatrical procedures.
  • Strong collaborative cross-functional team management, and project management skills.
  • Must demonstrate creative thinking, sense of humor, supervisory confidence and the willingness to take on challenges.
  • Flexible and adapts readily to changing priorities and needs of fast-paced organization.
  • Brings a positive and “can do” attitude to any and all projects, including driving organizational culture.

OTHER:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word,) and email.
  • Proficiency in performing arts calendaring software a plus.
  • Proficiency in Vectorworks and/or Auto CAD a plus.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Ideal candidate has a passion for Jazz and live-performance music.

To apply: To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@sfjazz.org. Please no phone calls or faxes.

SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to create a diverse and harmonious workplace.

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2014-15 Season View

  2014-15 Season

Diego El Cigala
Oct 31 7:30pm
Voice of Spain

Diego El Cigala

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Nov 01 7:30pm
Voice of Spain

Diego El Cigala

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Nov 02 7:00pm
Voice of Spain

Diego El Cigala

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Sing, Sing, Sing II
Nov 06 7:00pm8:30pm
‘Round Midnight

Karrin Allyson

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Nov 07 7:00pm8:30pm
‘Round Midnight

Karrin Allyson

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Nov 08 7:00pm8:30pm
The Jazz Singer

Kellye Gray

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Nov 09 5:30pm7:00pm
They called her Sassy!

Jackie Ryan:
Tribute To Sarah Vaughan

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Calder Quartet: The Bartók Cycle
Nov 11 7:30pm
The Bartók Cycle

Calder Quartet

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November SFJAZZ Hotplate
Nov 13 8:00pm9:30pm
SFJAZZ Hotplate

Howard Wiley
performs Coleman Hawkins'
Body and Soul

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Dorado Schmitt & the Django All-Stars
Nov 13 7:30pm
Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

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Nov 14 7:30pm
Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

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Nov 15 7:30pm
Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

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Nov 16 3:00pm
Gypsy Jazz Genius

Dorado Schmitt
& Django All-Stars

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Ana Moura
Nov 16 8:00pm
Fado Superstar

Ana Moura

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Celebrate New Orleans
Nov 20 7:30pm
Brooklyn to Basin Street

Henry Butler,
Steven Bernstein & The Hot 9

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Nov 21 7:30pm
Brooklyn to Basin Street

Henry Butler,
Steven Bernstein & The Hot 9

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Nov 22 7:30pm
Crescent City Celebration

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
w/ Allen Toussaint

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Nov 23 4:00pm7:30pm
Crescent City Celebration

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
w/ Allen Toussaint

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SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Nov 22 8:00pm
Combo & Alumni Showcase

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars

Joe Henderson Lab

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Dec 14 1:00pm
Music of John Coltrane

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars w/ Ravi Coltrane

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Nov 28 7:30pm
All In The Family

Béla Fleck
& Abigail Washburn

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Nov 29 4:00pm
All In The Family

Béla Fleck
& Abigail Washburn

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Nov 29 7:30pm
All In The Family

Béla Fleck
& Abigail Washburn

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Milton Nascimento
Nov 30 7:00pm
50 Years of Magic

Milton Nascimento
& Uma Travessia

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Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
Dec 04 7:00pm8:30pm
NEA Jazz Master

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

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Dec 05 7:00pm8:30pm
NEA Jazz Master

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

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Dec 06 7:00pm8:30pm
NEA Jazz Master

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

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Dec 07 5:30pm7:00pm
NEA Jazz Master

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Joe Henderson Lab

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Dr. John and The Nite Trippers
Dec 05 7:30pm
Voodoo Funk

Dr. John
and The Nite Trippers

Miner Auditorium

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John Coltrane: A Love Supreme 50th Anniversary
Dec 10 7:30pm
Panel Discussion

A Love Supreme
Symposium

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Dec 11 7:30pm
Saxophone Supreme

Ravi Coltrane & Joe Lovano

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Dec 12 7:30pm
A Fresh Perspective

Turtle Island Quartet
& Ravi Coltrane Quartet

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Dec 13 7:30pm
Into The Future

Ravi Coltrane
& Special Guests

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Dec 14 1:00pm
Music of John Coltrane

SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars w/ Ravi Coltrane

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Dec 14 7:00pm
New Generations

Steve Coleman
& Five Elements

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Holiday Shows
Dec 18 7:30pm
Celtic Christmas

Lúnasa

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Dec 19 7:30pm
New Age Holiday

Windham Hill
Winter Solstice Concert

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Dec 20 7:30pm
Christmas Show

The Blind Boys of Alabama

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Dec 21 7:00pm
Happy Joyous Hanukkah

The Klezmatics

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

Maceo Parker:
Funky New Year's Eve Party

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Jan 01 7:30pm
Funky New Year

Maceo Parker

Miner Auditorium

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Jan 02 7:30pm
Funky New Year

Maceo Parker

Miner Auditorium

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Jan 03 7:30pm
Funky New Year

Maceo Parker

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January SFJAZZ Hotplate
Jan 08 8:00pm9:30pm
SFJAZZ Hotplate

Adam Shulman
performs Money Jungle

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Pharoah Sanders
Jan 08 7:30pm
Wisdom Through Music

Pharoah Sanders

Miner Auditorium

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Jan 09 7:30pm
Wisdom Through Music

Pharoah Sanders

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Jan 10 7:30pm
Wisdom Through Music

Pharoah Sanders

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Jan 11 7:00pm
Wisdom Through Music

Pharoah Sanders

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Gregory Porter
Jan 14 7:00pm9:30pm
The Voice of Now

Gregory Porter

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Robert Townsend
Jan 15 8:30pm
Shakespeare, Pimps and Hollywood

Robert Townsend

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jan 16 8:00pm
Shakespeare, Pimps and Hollywood

Robert Townsend

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jan 17 8:00pm
Shakespeare, Pimps and Hollywood

Robert Townsend

Joe Henderson Lab

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Jan 18 8:00pm
Shakespeare, Pimps and Hollywood

Robert Townsend

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SFJAZZ Center 2nd Anniversary Celebration
Jan 18 4:00pm7:00pm
Echoes with a Friend

McCoy Tyner Trio,
Kenny Barron
& Geri Allen

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Chris Botti
Jan 22 7:30pm
Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

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Jan 23 7:30pm
Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

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Jan 24 7:00pm9:30pm
Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

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Jan 25 3:00pm7:00pm
Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

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Resident Artistic Director Eric Harland
Jan 29 7:30pm
Art of the Trio

TEJ Trio
feat. Taylor Eigsti, Eric Harland
& Julian Lage

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Jan 30 7:30pm
Vipassana

Eric Harland's Voyager

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Jan 31 7:30pm
Grand Encounter

Snarky Puppy
feat. Eric Harland

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Feb 01 7:00pm
Super Bowl Video Game Party

Voyager
w/ members of Snarky Puppy
& Live Videogamers

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Sō Percussion
Feb 03 7:30pm
Percussion Masters

Sō Percussion

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Tuck & Patti
Feb 05 7:00pm8:30pm
CD Release Party

Tuck & Patti

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Feb 06 7:00pm8:30pm
CD Release Party

Tuck & Patti

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Feb 07 7:00pm8:30pm
CD Release Party

Tuck & Patti

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Feb 08 5:30pm7:00pm
CD Release Party

Tuck & Patti

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February SFJAZZ Hotplate
Feb 12 8:00pm9:30pm
SFJAZZ Hotplate

Tiffany Austin
performs Nina Simone's
High Priestess of Soul

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Week of Love
Feb 12 7:30pm
Modern Cool

Patricia Barber

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Feb 13 7:30pm
But Beautiful

Mary Stallings
w/ Eric Reed Trio

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Feb 14 7:00pm9:30pm
Women With Voices

Mosaic feat. Terri Lyne Carrington,
Lizz Wright, Nona Hendryx,
Ingrid Jensen, Tia Fuller
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Feb 15 7:00pm9:30pm
Over The Rainbow

Jane Monheit:
Music of Judy Garland

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Swing!
Feb 18 7:30pm
Swing Time

Scott Hamilton Quintet
feat. Harry Allen

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Feb 19 7:30pm
From Paris with Love

Paris Combo

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Feb 20 7:30pm
From Paris with Love

Paris Combo

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Feb 21 7:30pm
Elling Swings Sinatra

Kurt Elling

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Feb 22 4:00pm
Sinatra Swings

Kurt Elling

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Taj Mahal
Feb 26 7:30pm
Roots & Grooves

Taj Mahal

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Feb 27 7:30pm
Roots & Grooves

Taj Mahal

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Feb 28 7:30pm
Roots & Grooves

Taj Mahal

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Mar 01 7:00pm
Roots & Grooves

Taj Mahal

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Adam Theis
Mar 05 7:00pm8:30pm
Jazz + Classical

Adam Theis
& the Western Territory Project

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Mar 06 7:00pm8:30pm
A Grand Encounter

Adam Theis
& the Tiffany Austin Quartet

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Mar 07 7:00pm8:30pm
Power Play

Adam Theis, Wil Blades
& the Joe Bagale Mega Trio

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Mar 08 5:30pm7:00pm
A Classic Re-imagined

Adam Theis
Mingus Ah Um Project

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Miles Smiles SFJAZZ Hotplate Festival
Mar 12 7:00pm8:30pm
SFJAZZ Hotplate

Matt Clark performs
Miles Davis' Miles Smiles

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Mar 13 7:00pm8:30pm
SFJAZZ Hotplate

Peter Horvath performs
Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters

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Mar 14 7:00pm8:30pm
SFJAZZ Hotplate

Michael Zilber's Weather Wayne
plays Wayne Shorter

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Mar 15 5:30pm7:00pm
SFJAZZ Hotplate

Wil Blades performs
Tony Williams Lifetime's
Emergency

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René Marie
Mar 19 7:00pm8:30pm
With Love to Eartha Kitt

René Marie

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Mar 20 7:00pm8:30pm
With Love to Eartha Kitt

René Marie

Joe Henderson Lab

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Mar 21 7:00pm8:30pm
With Love to Eartha Kitt

René Marie

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Mar 22 5:30pm7:00pm
With Love to Eartha Kitt

René Marie

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Global Sounds
Mar 11 7:30pm
Legends Of South Africa

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Mar 19 7:30pm
Fado Master

Camané

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Mar 20 7:30pm
Pan-Global Vocalist

Kiran Ahluwalia

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Mar 21 7:30pm
Bhangra Funk

Red Baraat

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ECM Fest
Mar 26 7:30pm
Electric Jazz & Strings

Chris Potter’s
Underground Orchestra

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Mar 27 7:30pm
On The Cutting Edge

Vijay Iyer Trio

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Mar 28 7:30pm
Brazilian Jazz Giant

Egberto Gismonti

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Mar 29 7:00pm
New York Quartet

Tomasz Stanko

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Resident Artistic Director Zakir Hussain - Spring Shows
Apr 01 7:30pm
Listening Party

Listening Party
w/ Zakir Hussain

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 02 7:30pm
Pulse of the World

Zakir Hussain
& Celtic Connections

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 03 7:30pm
Pulse of the World

Zakir Hussain
& Celtic Connections

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Apr 04 7:30pm
Common Ground

Zakir Hussain, Lionel Loueke
+ special guests

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 05 7:00pm
Common Ground

Zakir Hussain, Lionel Loueke
+ special guests

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Max Raabe & Palast Orchester
Apr 03 8:00pm
1920s German Cabaret

Max Raabe & Palast Orchester

Davies Symphony Hall

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April SFJAZZ Hotplate
Apr 09 8:00pm9:30pm
SFJAZZ Hotplate

Tammy Hall
plays Shirley Horn

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Resident Artistic Director Terence Blanchard
Apr 09 7:30pm
Passing The Torch

Terence Blanchard
w/ Kenny Barron
& Ambrose Akinmusire

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 10 7:30pm
CD Release Party

Terence Blanchard E-Collective

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Apr 11 7:30pm
A Tale of God's Will

Terence Blanchard Quintet
w/ String Orchestra

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Apr 12 7:00pm
A Tale of God's Will

Terence Blanchard Quintet
w/ String Orchestra

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SFJAZZ Poetry Festival: "The Cities Speak of Poetry"
Apr 16 7:30pm
The Cities Speak of Poetry

2015 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival
feat. Berkeley Poets

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Apr 17 7:30pm
The Cities Speak of Poetry

2015 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival
feat. Oakland Poets

Joe Henderson Lab

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Apr 18 7:30pm
The Cities Speak of Poetry

2015 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival
feat. San Jose Poets

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Apr 19 7:00pm
The Cities Speak of Poetry

2015 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival
feat. San Francisco Poets

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Gilberto Gil
Apr 16 8:00pm
Brazilian Genius

Gilberto Gil

Davies Symphony Hall

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Charles Lloyd
Apr 23 7:30pm
U.S. Premiere

Charles Lloyd
Wild Man Dance Suite

Miner Auditorium

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Apr 24 7:30pm
U.S. Premiere

Charles Lloyd
Wild Man Dance Suite

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Apr 25 7:30pm
All-Star Quartet

Charles Lloyd New Quartet

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Apr 26 7:00pm
Band of Brothers

Charles Lloyd
w/ Bill Frisell & Friends

Miner Auditorium

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Resident Artistic Director Esperanza Spalding
Apr 30 7:30pm
Resident Artistic Director

Esperanza Spalding

Miner Auditorium

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May 01 7:30pm
Resident Artistic Director

Esperanza Spalding

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May 02 7:30pm
Resident Artistic Director

Esperanza Spalding

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May 03 7:00pm
Resident Artistic Director

Esperanza Spalding

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Carolina Chocolate Drops
May 14 7:30pm
Black Appalachia

Carolina Chocolate Drops

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May 15 7:30pm
Black Appalachia

Carolina Chocolate Drops

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May 16 7:30pm
Black Appalachia

Carolina Chocolate Drops

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May 17 4:00pm
Black Appalachia

Carolina Chocolate Drops

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Lavay Smith: Rhythm & Soul Revue
May 21 7:00pm8:30pm
The Women of Soul

Lavay Smith:
Ladies of Song

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May 22 7:00pm8:30pm
Soul Men

Lavay Smith:
Men of Blue

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 23 7:00pm8:30pm
New Orleans Rhythm & Soul

Lavay Smith:
NOLA

Joe Henderson Lab

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May 24 5:30pm7:00pm
Country-Soul

Lavay Smith:
Country-Soul

Joe Henderson Lab

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Laurie Anderson
May 28 7:30pm
Language of the Future

Laurie Anderson

Miner Auditorium

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May 29 7:30pm
Language of the Future

Laurie Anderson

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May 30 7:30pm
Language of the Future

Laurie Anderson

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May 31 4:00pm
Language of the Future

Laurie Anderson

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Family Matinees
Nov 15 11:00am
Gypsy Jazz

Family Matinee:
Gypsy Jazz
w/ Hot Club
of San Francisco

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Dec 13 11:00am
A Holiday Supreme

Family Matinee:
Lemony Snicket & Marcus Shelby

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Tenor Titans: The Great Jazz Saxophonists

5-class series · Wednesdays, October 8 - November 5, 7PM-8:30PM
Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ Center
Members: $20/class or $80/full course
Public: $25/class or $100/full course
Cory Combs, Instructor

The great saxophonists have been at the forefront of jazz’s growth and evolution, pushing the music in new and often unexpected directions. Each week, we’ll take a look at the most important and influential tenor saxophonists and discover their extraordinary impact on America’s art form. Special guests for the series include David Sanchez and the SFJAZZ Collective, and renowned tenor artists Howard Wiley, Paul Contos, Teodross Avery, Ben Flocks and more!

Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Great Jazz Saxophonists
Nov 05 7:00pm

Archie Shepp & Michael Brecker

feat. Paul Contos & SFJAZZ HSAS

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

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