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 Listen to the New SFJAZZ Collective's Single, "Fire," FREE on SoundCloud!

Listen to the New SFJAZZ Collective's Single, "Fire," FREE on SoundCloud!"Fire," originally recorded by legendary, award-winning San Francisco-based saxophonist Joe Henderson in 1973 (and featuring Alice Coltrane), is the first single released from the SFJAZZ Collective's new album "Live: SFJAZZ Center 2014, The Music of Joe Henderson and New Compositions," set for release on March 10, 2015. Listen now to this exclusive SoundCloud track...

San Jose's 2015 "Winter Fest" Showcases "Bleeding Edge" Jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop

Taylor McFerrinOtis Brown III, Taylor McFerrin (left), Kendrick Scott's Oracle, the Marc Cary Focus Trio, the Mads Tolling Quartet with Tierney Sutton, Dianne Schuur, Les Yeux Noirs, six Bay Area youth jazz ensembles and a special DJ set by Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest are among the Winter Fest highlights, Feb. 27-March 8 in downtown San Jose...

This Week in Jazz


Now Online... the most complete jazz calendar in Northern California. So don't just sit there... get some jazz!

This week's featured concerts:


 2/23: Le Jazz Hot at Le Colonial in San Francisco

 2/24: The Nettwork Trio with Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan & Jeff "Tain" Watts at Yoshi's in Oakland

 2/25: Terry Disley's Rocking Jazz Trio at the Burritt Room in San Francisco

2/26: Mal Sharpe's Big Money in Jazz Band at Armando's in Martinez

 2/27: Taj Mahal at Miner Auditorium in the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco

 2/28: Denise Perrier & the Tammy Hall Trio at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland

 3/1: The Kally Price Old Blues & Jazz Band at Amnesia in San Francisco

View today's full calendar...

The Directory Spotlight

Our most recent additions to the JazzWest Directory:

 ·  Grant Levin (piano)
 ·  Russ Gold (drums)
 ·  Groove Dragon
 ·  Tony Saunders (bass)
 ·  Ren Geisick (vocals)
 ·  Mary Jenson (vocals)

Take a look to see who's new...

News & Feature Articles
 In Kim Nalley's Blog...

Kim NalleyWednesday, February 4, 2015

Singing the Truth for Trayvon Martin & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kim travels to Florida for a celebration of Dr. King's birthday, and has a life-changing experience along with performing her own song, "Blues for Trayvon"...

2,500+ New Live Jazz Listings in the Calendar

We're kicking off 2015 with a full slate of live jazz around the Bay Area. From dinner jazz to the cutting edge of creative improvisation, we've got you covered...

The Addition (formerly Yoshi's SF) Goes Dark

The Addition (formerly Yoshi's San Francisco) Goes DarkAfter slightly more than six months, The Addition (formerly Yoshi's San Francisco) has closed its Fillmore District doors due to what new owners call "financial reasons"...

SFJAZZ Announces Full 2014-2015 Season

Esperanza SpaldingJoshua Redman, Charles Lloyd and a 50th anniversary celebration of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" are all part of SFJAZZ's 2014-15 concert season...

JazzWest Takes You to Monterey Jazz 2014

Cecile McLorin Salvant performs at the 2014 Monterey Jazz FestivalBrowse our complete coverage of the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival, featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant, Charles Lloyd, The Roots, Christian McBride and more...

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