Opened in 2013, the SFJAZZ Center is located on the corner of Franklin and Fell Streets in the heart of San Francisco’s arts district, and includes two performance spaces, multiple music practice rooms, a digital lab, and the B-Side restaurant and bar. Your next night out at SF JAZZ is only 0.3 miles from NEMA San Francisco.

The 2022-23 Season marks the 10th anniversary of the SFJAZZ Center and the 40th anniversary of the organization. To celebrate, SFJAZZ will be presenting over 300 concerts from artists and musicians that have inspired and guided the organization for four decades. Tickets are on sale now for shows remaining in April and May. We’ve highlighted some of the upcoming shows below:

April 6, Vijay Iyer. “One of the truly great jazz musicians of our time” (Stereophile), the brilliant and adventurous pianist and composer Vijay Iyer is a musician who stretches the boundaries of jazz, but has long reached beyond the music’s vocabulary.

April 13–14, Mwenso & The Shakes. Born in the West African nation of Sierra Leone and weaned on jazz as a teenager hanging out at Ronnie Scott’s in London, Michael Mwenso became obsessed with the Harlem Renaissance when he settled in the neighborhood in 2012 after Wynton Marsalis recruited him to work with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

April 16, Tongo Eisen-Martin. San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate, Tongo Eisen-Martin, presents an exclusive performance during Jazz and Equity week, with special guest poets and musicians.

April 21, Jason Hainsworth Sextet. Saxophonist, composer, and educator Jason Hainsworth and his expanded ensemble perform music from Joe Henderson’s 1966 Blue Note masterpiece Mode For Joe.

April 27–30, Dee Dee Bridgewater & Bill Charlap. A restless explorer who has collaborated with master musicians of Mali, interpreted the cabaret of Kurt Weill, and embraced the hard bop of Horace Silver, 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater is joined by GRAMMY-winning pianist Charlap for these intimate duo performances.

May 5–7, Cécile McLorin Salvant Quintet. Three-time GRAMMY Winner Cécile McLorin Salvant is the “finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade” (The New York Times). She returns following her sold-out 2021-22 Season multimedia performances supporting her 2022 Nonesuch album Ghost Song with music from her latest project.

May 11, Billy Hart. Titled “Give the Drummer Some,” this four-night series curated by the eminent Bay Area pianist Joe Warner brings an amazing group of the world’s great drummers to the Joe Henderson Lab for intimate performances with Warner, master bassist Essiet Essiet and special guests.

May 18–19, Soweto Kinch: White JuJu Deconstructed. British saxophonist Soweto Kinch plays bebop. He raps. He is one of the wellsprings of the youth-driven London jazz scene, and for his second season as Resident Artistic Director, Kinch presents a combo version of his expansive work White Juju, exploring recent culture wars and racial upheavals.

May 28, Miles Electric Band. A group of stellar instrumentalists and fusion-era Miles Davis alumni come together as Miles Electric, a multi-generational band specializing in the wired-up and funky music Davis created from the late 1960s to the ‘80s on albums including Bitches Brew and You’re Under Arrest.

May 27–28, Mads Tolling Trio. The two-time GRAMMY-winning violin master, equally versed in the classical repertoire and the jazz tradition, is best known for his work with Turtle Island Quartet, Stanley Clarke, Bob Weir, and countless Bay Area groups including the all-star San Francisco String Trio. He performs these two nights with a superb trio including pianist Tammy L. Hall and bassist Marcus Shelby.

Did you know? You can enjoy SFJAZZ in your NEMA home. From jazz's premier concert hall to your living room, every week. Join a vibrant community of music lovers from around the world with new discoveries from the world's greatest artists. Since launching in 2020, SFJAZZ's weekly Fridays Live broadcast series has raised over $700,000 for artists, and to date, over 16,000 new 'at Home' Members have signed up.

Mark your calendars as this June's 40th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival features 40 concerts in 12 days at 3 venues in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood. Highlights include Jacob Collier, Samara Joy, Al Di Meola, Cindy Blackman, John Medeski and Vernon Reid performing a Tony Williams Tribute, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, José James Sings Erykah Badu, Donald Harrison, Charles McPherson, Gerald Clayton, Ambrose Akinmusire, Joel Ross, Paula West, John Brothers Piano Company, Dan Tepfer: Natural Machines, Barrio Manouche & Gaucho, Sundra Manning, Malika Tirolien, High Pulp, Ben William, Orchestra Gold, Edward Simon: The Songs of Latin American Women, Pasquale Grasso, Brandon Goldberg & much more!

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