San Francisco Jazz Festival

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San Francisco Jazz Festival
Location(s) United States San Francisco, California, USA
Years active 1983 — Present
Date(s) Late October to Early November
Genre Jazz, Blues, Latin Jazz, R&B
Website www.SFJazz.org

Debuting in 1983, the San Francisco Jazz Festival is an annual three-week celebration of today's best music, with over 30 concerts. Produced by SFJAZZ, a non-profit organization dedicated to jazz and jazz education. Every fall, a phenomenal array of jazz concerts, from the classic to the avant-garde, gathering the legends of today and the rising stars of tomorrow in premier venues throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Notable performers by year[edit]

1995[edit]

Modern Jazz Quartet, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Peacock, Wayne Shorter, Christian McBride, Phil Woods, James Moody and Charles McPherson

1996[edit]

Diana Krall, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sonny Rollins Quintet, George Shearing Quintet, David Sanborn Group, Max Roach, John Lee Hooker, Ruth Brown, John McLaughlin

1997[edit]

Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson

Williams joining Wilson for a duet on "You're Too Good to Be True."[1]

1998[edit]

Al Jarreau, Diana Krall, Ivan Lins, Fred Hersch, Dave Frishberg, Tom Harrell, Joshua Redman, Kenny Barron, Geri Allen, Rosemary Clooney, Kevin Mahogany, Andy Bey, Marc Anthony, Corey Harris, David Sanchez, John Zorn

1999[edit]

Chick Corea, Charlie Haden, Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Louie Bellson Big Band, Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Patricia Barber

2000[edit]

Lee Konitz, Lou Rawls, Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Cecil Taylor, Joe Lovano, Russell Malone, Bobby McFerrin, Bud Shank, McCoy Tyner, Toots Thielemans, Eliades Ochoa and Orquesta Aragón

2001[edit]

Etta James, Issac Delgado, Pharoah Sanders, Kenny Barron, Regina Carter, Joanne Brackeen, Mary Stallings, Bobby Short Orchestra

2002[edit]

20th Anniversary includes Branford Marsalis Quartet, Shirley Horn, Ornette Coleman Trio, Ahmad Jamal, Ellis Marsalis/Bobby Hutcherson Duo, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Jane Monheit, McCoy Tyner Big Band, Bill Charlap Trio, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Patricia Barber, Merle Haggard, Vicente Amigo, Bobby McFerrin, Charles Lloyd w/Geri Allen, John Abercrombie, Billy Hart, Marc Johnson, Kurt Elling

2003[edit]

Nancy Wilson with Ramsey Lewis, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Mavis Staples, Dave Holland, Etta James, Ruth Brown, Cecil Taylor, Enrico Rava, Maria Muldaur

2004[edit]

Bobby Hutcherson, Mary Stallings, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Renee Rosnes, Brian Blade, Miguel Zenon, Josh Roseman, Etta James, Ruth Brown

2005[edit]

Ornette Coleman, Abbey Lincoln, Etta James, Lalah Hathaway, Poncho Sanchez, Toots Theilemans, Eldar Djangirov, Paquito D’Rivera, Yusef Lateef, Eva Ayllón, Virginia Rodrigues, Madeleine Peyroux, Lalah Hathaway, Tierney Sutton, Keren Ann, Barbara Cook

2006[edit]

Abbey Lincoln, Etta James, Ornette Coleman Quartet, Lalah Hathaway, Poncho Sanchez, Eldar Djangirov, Paquito D’Rivera, Tierney Sutton, Madeleine Peyroux, Keith Jarrett Trio, Mary Stallings, Geri Allen

2007[edit]

25th Anniversary includes Pharoah Sanders, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sara Tavares, Herbie Hancock Quartet, Ahmad Jamal, Kurt Elling, Pete Escovedo, Ornette Coleman, Jason Moran, John Abercrombie's Third Quartet, Ravi Shankar with Anoushka Shankar, Caetano Veloso

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

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