SFJAZZ announces stellar 2021-22 lineup of 300-plus concerts

SFJAZZ has lined up an amazing array of concerts for its 2021-2022 season.

The arts organization announced the lineup today and it includes 300-plus concerts, featuring such acts as Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, SFJAZZ Collective, Snarky Puppy, Ravi Coltrane, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, José James, Pink Martini, Nicolas Bearde, Destani Wolf, Jacqui Naylor, the Klezmatics, Adam Shulman, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Mike Clark, Mike Zilber, Maceo Parker, Chris Botti, Destiny Muhammad, Diana Gameros, Jon Jang, Jaz Sawyer, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Brad Mehldau, Rosanne Cash, Connie Han, Noise Pop, Ben Monder, Mimi Fox, John Scofield, Keb’Mo’, Kronos Quartet and Artemis.

Tickets will go on sale to SFJAZZ Members at 11 a.m. July 29 and to the general public at 11 a.m. Aug. 5, sfjazz.org. See that same website for a complete list of SFJAZZ concerts.

Having been closed down since early 2020 — like basically every other performing arts venue — due to COVID-19 pandemic, the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco will celebrate its official reopening on Sept. 23 with a performance by pianist Kris Bowers. The Thelonious Monk Competition winner, well known for his soundtrack work for “Bridgerton” and “Green Book,” will play the first full-capacity concert at the venue since March 2020.

The Bowers show kicks off a full weekend of reopening festivities, which also includes a concert with Zakir Hussain, Eric Harland and Abbos Kosimov on Sept. 24 and two shows with Pat Metheny’s Side-Eye project with James Francies and Joe Dyson on Sept. 25-26.

“Over the past 18 months, all of us have been torn from the rhythms of everyday life and with the SFJAZZ 2021-2022 Season, and what is the our 39th year, we — artists, staff and board — are looking forward to a new rhythm and welcoming audiences back to the SFJAZZ Center,” says SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. “As we ease back into a new rhythm, it is so important to come together around joyful live music that can move us to heal — and possibly help to heal the world around us.”

 

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Author: Jim Harrington

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