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:
Monday, June 17 2019 7:00 PM
Sofia, Bulgarian-born, Bay Area-based guitarist Hristo Vitchev and his longstanding quartet perform original material from Vitchev’s newest First Orbit Sounds release, Of Light and Shadows, celebrating a decade as a band. An innovative artist drawn to the mix of classical guitar music, modern jazz, folk songs, and the avant-garde, Vitchev was voted to DownBeat’s list of Rising Star guitarists and has performed widely with Portland-based pianist Weber Iago (now known as Jasnam Daya Singh) and recorded Rhodopa, a gorgeously intimate 2013 duo album with clarinet master and fellow Bulgarian Liubomir Krastev.  More...

Thursday, July 18 2019 7:00 PM
Thumbscrew featuring Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek
Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19, 7:00pm & 8:30pm, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab
A power-trio composer’s project made up of in-demand bandleaders Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek.  More...

Thursday, July 18 2019 7:30 PM
SUN RA ARKESTRA: SPACE IS THE PLACE
FEATURE FILM W/ LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT  More...

Friday, July 19 2019 7:00 PM
Thumbscrew featuring Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek
Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19, 7:00pm & 8:30pm, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab
A power-trio composer’s project made up of in-demand bandleaders Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek.  More...

Friday, July 19 2019 7:30 PM
SUN RA ARKESTRA: SPACE IS THE PLACE
FEATURE FILM W/ LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT  More...

Saturday, July 20 2019 7:00 PM
Mary Halvorson's Code Girl
Saturday, July 20, 7:00pm & 8:30pm & Sunday, July 21, 6:00pm & 7:30pm, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab

Halvorson’s latest ensemble expands on the Thumbscrew trio of bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara with the addition of trumpeter Adam O’Farrill and vocalist Amirtha Kidambi. Named for a phrase uttered by Halvorson’s mentor Anthony Braxton, Code Girl represents Halvorson’s songwriter side, with several pieces featuring her lyrics. An artist whose range of experience includes both Hindi devotional music and free jazz improvisation, Kidambi brings a surefooted power and intimacy to the music, matched by the freewheeling trumpet of O’Farrill, whose fluency presents new harmonic and melodic possibilities. The band, with trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire in place of O’Farrill, recently released their self-titled debut double-album on Firehouse 12 Records.  More...

Saturday, July 20 2019 7:30 PM
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...

Sunday, July 21 2019 6:00 PM
Mary Halvorson's Code Girl
Saturday, July 20, 7:00pm & 8:30pm & Sunday, July 21, 6:00pm & 7:30pm, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab

Halvorson’s latest ensemble expands on the Thumbscrew trio of bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara with the addition of trumpeter Adam O’Farrill and vocalist Amirtha Kidambi. Named for a phrase uttered by Halvorson’s mentor Anthony Braxton, Code Girl represents Halvorson’s songwriter side, with several pieces featuring her lyrics. An artist whose range of experience includes both Hindi devotional music and free jazz improvisation, Kidambi brings a surefooted power and intimacy to the music, matched by the freewheeling trumpet of O’Farrill, whose fluency presents new harmonic and melodic possibilities. The band, with trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire in place of O’Farrill, recently released their self-titled debut double-album on Firehouse 12 Records.  More...

Sunday, July 21 2019 7:00 PM
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...