SFJAZZ is gearing up for an epic summer season! Make sure you mark your calendar for the 39th annual SF Jazz Festival, happening June 8-19. It will showcase 44 concerts across 4 different Bay Area venues, and tickets are now on sale.
Performers at the festival will include GRAMMY winners Gregory Porter, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, and Rhiannon Giddens; as well as Latin GRAMMY winners Nuviola and Flor de Toloache. Not to mention dozens of Bay Area musicians, internationally-recognized artists, and rising stars.
The performances will take place at four venues across the Bay Area. They are the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, SFJAZZ’s own Miner Auditorium and Joe Henderson Lab in San Francisco, and the gorgeous Herbst Theatre in SF’s War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. Be sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time.
The SF Jazz Festival started in 1983 as a small “Jazz in the City” event, and nearly 40 years later has grown into what the Chicago Tribune once called “The crown jewel among American jazz festivals.”
After the Jazz Festival ends, don’t fret! SFJAZZ will continue to host dozens more performances later in the summer as part of their Summer Sessions from July 7-August, which are arranged into thematic “mini festivals” as inspired by the Great American Songbook. These performances will take place at the same venues as the Festival, and will host such names as Monsieur Periné, 2015 Latin GRAMMY winner for Best New Artist, and Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up In My Bones with the GRAMMY-winning Turtle Island Quartet.
SFJAZZ has presented the best names in jazz, Latin, and global music since 1983. As the largest jazz presenter on the west coast, SFJAZZ serves over 200,000 fans annually.Get tickets for all summer performances at the SFJAZZ website.
Featured image: The Bay Area’s GRAMMY-winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra is the West Coast’s premiere Latin dance big band, featuring musicians drawn from the area’s most renowned Latin jazz ensembles. PMO performs on Wednesday, June 8, 7:30pm in SFJAZZ Center’s Miner Auditorium. Photo courtesy of SFJAZZ.