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 Snarky Puppy, Goapele, Robert Glasper Headline SFJAZZ Summer Concerts 

GoapeleSnarky Puppy, the Robert Glasper Trio, Goapele (left), Buddy Guy, the John Scofield Quartet with John Medeski, Davina & the Vagabonds and more headline the 2015 San Francisco Jazz Festival, June 9-June 21. And, hot on the heels of this year's 13-day festival, SFJAZZ's Summer Sessions concert series runs July 16-August 23, with 66 shows over 38 days...

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:

 3/23: Rene Marie's "Experiment in Truth" Quartet at Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz

 3/24: Lisa Engelken with Nova Jazz at the Top of the Mark in the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco

 3/25: Bria Skonberg at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland

3/26: Sonya Jason's TIGRESS at the Music Box at Pasta Moon in Half Moon Bay

 3/27: Sylvia Cuenca Quartet with Teodross Avery at Café Stritch in San Jose

 3/28: Poncho Sanchez at Yoshi's in Oakland

 3/29: ECM Festival: Tomasz Stanko at Miner Auditorium in the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco

View today's full calendar...

The Directory Spotlight

Our most recent additions to the JazzWest Directory:

 ·  Wendy Loomis (piano)
 ·  Tom Talley (violin)
 ·  Jenny Maybee (piano)
 ·  Ellen Johnson (vocals)
 ·  Cava Menzies (piano)
 ·  Maikel Garcia (saxophone)
 ·  Nick Phillips (trumpet)
 ·  Grant Levin (piano)
 ·  Russ Gold (drums)
 ·  Tiffany Austin (vocals)
 ·  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, March 4, 2015

Not Just Another "Face in the Crowd"

Kim recalls one particular fan, and learning of her passing evokes childhood memories...

 Hard Bop, Latin Jazz at Healdsburg Jazz

Kenny BarronLuciana Souza, Kenny Barron, Trio da Paz, The Cookers, George Cables, Ed Reed and more headline the 2015 Healdsburg Jazz Festival, May 27-June 7...

Avotcja Named 2015 SF Bay Area "Jazz Hero"

Avotcja JilonilroPoet, radio producer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Avotcja Jiltonilro will be honored Saturday afternoon, April 11, when she receives a local "Jazz Hero" award...

RIP Jazz DJ Bob Parlocha (1938-2015)

Bob ParlochaJazz expert, former program director and host of the highly rated "Dinner Jazz Show" on KJAZ radio, Bob Parlocha, died Sunday, March 15 of a heart attack. He was 77...

RIP Jazz Producer Orrin Keepnews (1923-2015)

Orrin Keepnews — like the music he's loved and produced for more than 65 years — has a long, celebrated history. Read more in this vintage interview from the archives...

Listen to the SFJAZZ Collective's New Single

"Fire," originally recorded in 1973, is the first single released from the SFJAZZ Collective's new album "Live: SFJAZZ Center 2014, The Music of Joe Henderson" 

Listen now to this exclusive SoundCloud track...

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...

In the Photo Galleries: Monterey Jazz Fest 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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