After a clinic with the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars earlier this week, Resident Artistic Director Bill Frisell reflected, "So much has happened in a year. It seems impossible. I said, 'Wait, that's two years!' It just seems like an incredible bunch of stuff happened." In recognition of the SFJAZZ Center's One-Year Anniversary, SFJAZZ Members get 25% off all of Bill Frisell's shows this weekend, starting with his debut of the Big Sur Quintet tonight!
To continue celebrating the Center's One-Year Anniversary, below is a collection of photo-highlights, spanning from the Historic Grand Opening, Season 1, the 31st San Francisco Jazz Festival, the first annual Summer Sessions and Season 2, still underway!
Opening Day: John Santos and High School All-Star Alum Laila Smith cutting the ribbon!
One of three tile murals by Sandow Birk & Elyse Pignolet
Opening Night: The Founding Donors Wall
Season 1: Juan de Marcos & Afro-Cuban Allstars
Season 1: Hiromi's Trio Project
Season 1: Jason Moran & Skateboarding
Season 1: Miguel Zenon's Alma Aldentro
SFJAZZ Photographer Laureate Jim Goldberg installing his "Prized Possession"
SFJAZZ Poet Laureate Ishmael Reed in front of his
"When I Die, I Will Go To Jazz" art installation in Linden Alley
31st San Francisco Jazz Festival: Ahmad Jamal Trio
Summer Sessions: Eric Harland's Drum Vibe
Season 2: Terence Blanchard Quintet w/ Lionel Loueke
Season 2: SFJAZZ Collective w/ new members Warren Wolf & Obed Calvaire
Season 2: Buika
Hotplate Series: Robert Stewart & Chester Thompson play Jimmy Smith
Season 2: The Robert Glasper Experiment
POTUS: Redman, Spalding, Obama, Pinderhughes, Hancock + Morans
Season 2: Regina Carter / Kenny Barron duo
Season 2: Dave Holland's Prism w/ Eric Harland, Kevin Eubanks & Craig Taborn
Season 2: Mary Stallings / Eric Reed duo