Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
SFJAZZ Center
201 Franklin Street (at Fell)
San Francisco CA 94102  

Founded in 1983, SFJAZZ presents the greatest names in jazz, Latin and other global music and nurtures the art of improvisation through its year-round concert, commissioning and education programs. The West Coast’s biggest jazz presenter serves about 200,000 fans and students every year.
https://www.sfjazz.org/

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, September 22 2019 6:00 PM
Broken Shadows with Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson & Dave King
Sunday, September 22, Joe Henderson Lab
6:00pm & 7:30pm
$30
Named for one of Ornette Coleman’s most evocative compositions, this all-star project honors the Coleman legacy along with the music of Coleman’s fellow Fort Worth native reed players Dewey Redman and Julius Hemphill, featuring the wildly inventive saxophonists Tim Berne and Chris Speed, and the Bad Plus rhythm section of bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King. Debuting as a band in January 2017 for the Konceptions Music Series at Brooklyn’s Korzo, the band is a remarkably balanced vehicle for performing Coleman’s work, approaching it with fearless experimentation, deep grooves, and wicked humor.  More...

Friday, October 25 2019 7:30 PM
Avishai Cohen Quartet/Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quintet
Friday October 25, 7:30pm
$25-55
SFJAZZ celebrates a half-century of the iconic label, with nights in Miner Auditorium and the Joe Henderson Lab featuring ECM’s greatest artists. Named with initials standing for “Edition of Contemporary Music,” founder Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based imprint has represented the leading edge of innovation for five decades and over 1600 individual releases, blurring lines between genres and championing both established masters and young visionaries.

A double bill of modern trumpet greats with former SFJAZZ Collective member Cohen playing music from his last two ECM releases with his working quartet, and avant-garde trumpet icon Smith presents the world premiere of his Appassionata Suite dedicated to Anita Hill, MLK Jr., and more.  More...

Saturday, October 26 2019 7:30 PM
Vijay Iyer Trio
$40-105
SFJAZZ celebrates a half-century of the iconic label, with nights in Miner Auditorium and the Joe Henderson Lab featuring ECM’s greatest artists. Named with initials standing for “Edition of Contemporary Music,” founder Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based imprint has represented the leading edge of innovation for five decades and over 1600 individual releases, blurring lines between genres and championing both established masters and young visionaries.  More...

Thursday, October 31 2019 7:00 PM
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
Thursday, October 31
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Friday, November 1
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Saturday, November 2
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Sunday, November 3
6:00pm & 7:30pm

Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album.  More...

Friday, November 1 2019 7:00 PM
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
Thursday, October 31
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Friday, November 1
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Saturday, November 2
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Sunday, November 3, Joe Henderson Lab
6:00pm & 7:30pm

Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album.  More...

Saturday, November 2 2019 7:00 PM
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
Thursday, October 31
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Friday, November 1
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Saturday, November 2
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Sunday, November 3, Joe Henderson Lab
6:00pm & 7:30pm

Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album.  More...

Sunday, November 3 2019 6:00 PM
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
Thursday, October 31
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Friday, November 1
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Saturday, November 2
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Sunday, November 3, Joe Henderson Lab
6:00pm & 7:30pm

Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album.  More...