The Great Bandleaders

5-class series
Wednesdays, March 5 - April 2, 7PM-8:30PM
Joe Henderson Lab
Non-Members: $25 per class; $125 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $20 per class; $100 full course
Cory Combs, Instructor


Throughout the history of jazz, bandleaders of true distinction have propelled the music forward, launching international followings and legions of passionate, dedicated listeners. Original voices like Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk recorded countless albums and toured the world sharing their own version of jazz, full of musical originality and virtuosic explorations that continually pushed on musical expectations. Bandleaders not only created original improvisational and compositional styles, they often launched the careers of many incredible artists that started as sidemen and women, allowing for creativity to expand far beyond the original musical settings. In our spring Discover Jazz series, we celebrate the great bandleaders, learning why the history of jazz was largely defined by the brave musicians willing and ready to take risks, resist categorization, and push for continual growth as artists, composers, and performers.

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Spiritual Traditions in African American Music

4-class series
Tuesdays, February 4 - February 25, 2014 7PM-8:30PM
The Jazz Heritage Center of San Francisco
Non-Members: $25 per class; $100 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $20 per class; $80 full course
Linda Tillery, Instructor


Jazz history, live performance, classic audio and exciting video make Discover Jazz the most distinctive jazz appreciation course available for adults.

From the Negro Spiritual to modern-day Gospel music, Field Hollers and Ring Shouts to Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, African American music has explored and embraced myriad forms of spirituality. In this special series in honor of Black History Month, we will uncover centuries of history and musical innovation that highlight the spiritual traditions in our nation’s music. Taught by acclaimed vocalist and percussionist Linda Tillery and featuring live performances by several Bay Area musical treasures including saxophonist John Handy, this series takes place in the beautiful Lush Life Gallery at the Jazz Heritage Center of San Francisco, and celebrates incredible richness and diversity of the African American musical experience.

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Jazz & the International Stage

5-class series
Wednesdays, October 2 - October 30, 2013 7PM-8:30PM
Joe Henderson Lab (except Oct 23rd class will be in Robert N. Miner Auditorium)
Non-Members: $25 per class; $125 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $20 per class; $100 full course
Cory Combs, Instructor


Jazz history, live performance, classic audio and exciting video make Discover Jazz the most distinctive jazz appreciation course available for adults.

See how jazz has changed the musical landscape and take a close listen to international artists who have shaped the idiom far beyond what any of the earliest American innovators could have imagined. Special guests include clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen, SFJAZZ Collective members Avishai Cohen, David Sánchez and Ed Simon, Emmy-winning flamenco artists Caminos Flamencos, and more!

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Family Matinee: Lemony Snicket, Marcus Shelby & the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars: Sold out!

 

Family Matinee
Lemony Snicket, Marcus Shelby
& the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars

An Unnerving Look at the Holidays

Saturday, December 14, 11:00am
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Lemony Snicket and Marcus Shelby

Family Matinee: SFJAZZ Collective

 

Family Matinee
SFJAZZ Collective

The Music of Monk

Saturday, October 12, 11:00am
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Collective
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