Season 1: Cuba and Puerto Rico

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Season 1 will heat up with a fiery procession of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican artists gracing the stage of the Miner Auditorium. Latin jazz luminary and SFJAZZ Education Director Rebeca Mauleón showcases her Afro Kuban Fusion during Grand Opening Week 2, followed by Juan de Marcos and his Afro-Cuban All Stars later in the month. Resident Artistic Director John Santos presents his Filosofía Caribeña II as well Pavel Urkiza and Ricardo Pons' De Akokán project, Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours and Uncommon Time with piano star Omar Sosa. Miguel Zenón performs in several settings during his week as a Resident Artistic Director, including his hard-hitting Rhythm Collective, his Alma Adentro ensemble, his large group multi-media piece Identities, and an evening of duets with pianist Luis Perdomo and percussionist Paoli Mejias.

Season 2: Large-Ensemble

Season 1: Jazz and Poetry

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Season 1: Europa

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Season 1: Piano

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The Season 1 lineup of pianists is in focus this week, containing some of the greatest artists of the instrument. The legendary McCoy Tyner performs all five nights during Grand Opening Week 1, followed by Latin jazz luminary and SFJAZZ Education Director Rebeca Mauleón's Afro Kuban Fusion during Grand Opening Week 2. The smoldering songcraft of singer and pianist Patricia Barber lights up the Center in March, and April brings four-night residencies by keyboard powerhouse Hiromi and jazz superstar Brad Mehldau. Acclaimed pianist and Resident Artistic Director Jason Moran wraps this series with his own four-night run in May.

Season 1: Voice

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Season 1: Strings

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Season 1: Swing

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A look at the Season 1 shows that celebrate the best of the Swing tradition. During our second Grand Opening week, we present the Jazz Mafia's Realistic Orchestra in a double bill with the acclaimed Montclair Women's Big Band, followed by local favorite Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers back-to-back with the superb Hot Club of San Francisco. Later in February comes saxophonist Scott Hamilton's hard-swinging quintet with guest tenor player Harry Allen, and Resident Artistic Director Jason Moran concludes the fun in May with his dance party tribute to Fats Waller featuring guest star Meshell Ndegeocello.

Season 1: Art of the Trio

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Season 1: Art of the Duo

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