Wide Range of Talent Comes to SFJAZZ

As we note in our interview with Randall Kline, SFJAZZ presents more than 350 concerts a year to more than 150,000 fans. Here are a few upcoming events of interest:


The fado superstar performs in the 100-seat Joe Henderson Lab. Thursday, October 26 – Saturday, October 28, 7:00pm & 9:00pm Sunday, October 29, 6:30pm & 8:30pm

SFJAZZ Collective

The SFJAZZ Collective will feature material from their vast repertoire of arrangements of music by the legends of jazz and pop along with original material from members over the 13-year history of the band.

Music of Ornette Coleman

Thursday, October 26, 7:30pm
The first night of the Collective’s residency begins with the 2004 inaugural music of Monk.

Music of Stevie Wonder

Friday, October 27, 7:30pm

From 2011, the band’s wildly successful interpretation of the music of Stevie Wonder. The Collective’s most recent album release documents their Davis arrangements and original compositions, recorded live at SFJAZZ in 2016.

Music of Thelonious Monk

Saturday, October 28, 11:00am Family Matinee & 7:30pm
In celebration of Thelonious Monk’s centennial as well as the 10th anniversary of the Collective’s 2007 salute to Monk’s musical legacy, our resident superband revisits their unique take on the legendary pianist’s signature compositions from their fourth annual tour, which included arrangements by Joshua Redman, Dave Douglas, Eric Harland, André Hayward, and Renee Rosnes.

Music of Miles Davis

Sunday, October 29, 7:30pm
Honoring a pioneering artist who continually changed the course of jazz throughout his career, and whose work always looked to the future, SFJAZZ’s resident supergroup revisits their Season 5 arrangements of music from across Miles Davis’ diverse songbook, plus new compositions inspired by Davis’ legacy.

Music and Film: Dracula

Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet

Tuesday, October 31, 8:00pm, Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Oscar-nominated composer Philip Glass and the Bay Area’s Kronos Quartet perform Glass’ score to the iconic 1931 Tod Browning horror classic Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi. In a perfect Halloween match of program and venue, the screening and performance takes place at Oakland’s Art Deco palace, the Paramount Theatre, opened in the same year as the film’s release.


Wednesday, November 1, 7:30pm
Kiev’s DakhaBrakha weaves ancient Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop, the avant garde, and traditional instrumentation from around the world.

End of an Era – The Bad PlusThursday, November 2 – Saturday, November 4, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 5, 7:00pm
For their final tour with pianist Ethan Iverson, the irreverent band of jazz outlaws return to the Miner stage to perform music from across their careers.