Summer Is a Great Time to Be a Jazz Fan in San Francisco

Forty-three shows on the roster now through June 17.

SFJAZZ will hold its annual Jazz Festival now through June 17, with the Summer Sessions concert series running July 12 to August 19.

Beginning in 1983 as a two-day event originally called the Jazz in the City, the San Francisco Jazz Festival has continually expanded over the past 36 years to become a globally renowned institution presenting the greatest names in jazz from around the word. The 36th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival will present 43 shows over 13 days in 5 different venues around San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. This year’s festival will feature Ahmad Jamal, Monsieur Periné, Irma Thomas, Sérgio Mendes, Tuck and Patti, Kneebody, Marcus Miller, Brian Blade Fellowship, Lea DeLaria, Julian Lage Trio, Thumbscrew, Amadou & Mariam, Arturo Sandoval, Broken Shadows, Soweto Kinch and more.

SFJAZZ Summer Sessions presents New Grass-American Roots week with the exclusive Philip Glass Fest, Dustbowl Revival, Hot Club of Cowtown, David Grisman, Del McCoury & The Travelin’ McCoury’s, Sam Bush, Paris Combo, Zoë Keating, Chucho Valdés & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Taj Mahal, DakhaBrakha and more.

SFJAZZ will also present an exclusive performance with two-time Grammy winner Gregory Porter singing the timeless songs of Nat “King” Cole accompanied by the Magik*Magik Orchestra under the direction of arranger Vince Mendoza at Davies Symphony Hall on Saturday, August 18.

SFJAZZ Education offers an entire summer of interactive hands-on workshops in music production, world drumming, and digital music. Discover Jazz Series will present performance-infused conversations on jazz masters and global sounds. This summer, the series will dig deep into musical traditions from around the globe and celebrate legends and trendsetters.

For a full line up, click here.

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