On The Corner

Playlist: Great Women Vocalists

April 28, 2017

With vocal legend, SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Mary Stallings bringing four different projects to the SFJAZZ Center from May 4-7, we look back at the great women vocalists in jazz.

Ernesto Lecuona

Ernesto Lecuona: The Gershwin of Cuba

April 27, 2017

With three titans of the piano – Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Michel Camilo – paying tribute to Cuba's grand maestro Ernesto Lecuona at SFJAZZ on May 25-28, SFJAZZ Director of Education Rebeca Mauleón traces the legacy of "The Gershwin of Cuba."

Vinyl Wall at B-Side

Playlist: B-Side at SFJAZZ

April 25, 2017

Enter the world of B-Side – a new cocktail lounge at the SFJAZZ Center that pays homage to the late-night jazz hangouts of yesteryear – with a playlist diving deep into the classic jazz catalog of the 50s and 60s.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Gonzalo Rubalcaba: “The music we play should reflect the journey of our lives"

April 24, 2017

Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba traces his upbringing and roots with journalist Richard Scheinin ahead of A Tribute To Ernesto Lecuona at SFJAZZ with fellow piano masters Chucho Valdés and Michel Camilo.

Wayne Shorter, 'Et Cetera' Session in 1965 (Photo by Francis Wolff)

Playlist: Wayne's World

August 25, 2016

A playlist going deep into the Wayne Shorter's lesser-known, but equally worthy collaborations and works. Enjoy ahead of the sax legend's four-night residency at the SFJAZZ Center in April 27-30, 2017.

Wayne Shorter: Five Deep Cuts

November 4, 2015

Wayne Shorter started out working with two of the greatest names in jazz (Art Blakey, Miles Davis), but his own eclectic body of work (Milton Nascimento, Weather Report, Joni Mitchell, Santana, Imani Winds) defies genre.

SFJAZZ’s Community Band in the Neighborhood

April 28, 2017

The Monday Night Band's spring community performance took place on April 24, when the entire ensemble volunteered through Bread & Roses at Walden House, a live-in rehabilitation facility with several San Francisco locations.

Cecil Taylor, 1991 San Francisco Jazz Festival

Sacred Space: SFJAZZ at Grace Cathedral Through The Years

April 25, 2017

With world-renowned Bulgarian women's choir Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares returning to San Francisco's iconic Grace Cathedral on April 26, here's a quick look back at many "Sacred Space" concerts SFJAZZ has presented through the years.

Five Things To Know About Trilok Gurtu

April 17, 2017

A number of incredible musicians will participate in Cuban pianist and composer Omar Sosa’s week of performances, including the trailblazing percussionist Trilok Gurtu, who makes a very rare Bay Area appearance on 4/23 as part of the GFS Trio. Here are five things you should know about the Indian rhythm master.

Five Things To Know About Yosvany Terry

April 14, 2017

With the great Cuban-born saxophonist/percussionist Yosvany Terry joining Omar Sosa's JOG Trio for the first time at SFJAZZ on April 22, here are five things to know about an artist who "has helped redefine Latin jazz as a complex new idiom" (The New York Times).