By Chris J. Walker


Give a Beat Launches
“All Hands on the Decks”
Fundraising + Advocacy Campaign for New Reentry Program
September 10 – October 10 And to Encourage Critical Voting in Upcoming Election

Rooted in the electronic music community, Give a Beat launches “All Hands on the Decks” fundraising and advocacy campaign on September 10th to raise funds for their pilot “On a New Track” post-incarceration reentry mentoring program and to encourage critical voting in the upcoming election. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the plethora of unjust barriers people face upon reentry and mobilize communities to support criminal justice reform legislation. Funds raised will allow Give a Beat (GAB) to expand their reentry mentoring program to reach more people and ensure that participants have the resources and support they need to pursue their creative career dreams. The campaign will run to October 10, 2020. More info is at




Pavilion Will Open for 11-Day _Voting Period and Offer Free Parking to Voters

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and The Music Center jointly announce their respective partnership with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Office to host Vote Centers at two of L.A.’s iconic cultural landmarks: the Hollywood Bowl and the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. While currently shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, each campus will open to registered voters for an extended voting period from Saturday, October 24–Monday, November 2, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles County voters are able to vote at any Vote Center and no longer need to be assigned to a specific polling place. The new Ballot Marking Device, available at the Hollywood Bowl and The Music Center along with other County Vote Centers, makes it easy for voters to customize the voting experience to fit their needs. Voters can access 13 languages, adjust the touch screen to a comfortable angle, change the display settings such as text size and contrast or go through the ballot using a provided audio headset and control pad.

The Vote Centers at the Hollywood Bowl and The Music Center will provide safe-in-person voting; each venue will follow state and county public health and safety guidelines, including: Voters must wear face coverings (coverings and gloves will be made available for voters if requested); hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry and exit of the Vote Center, as well as at key stations throughout the voting process; all Ballot Marking Devices and commonly touched surfaces at the Vote Center will be cleaned and disinfected after each voter; all in attendance must observe social distancing of six feet while waiting in line and throughout the check-in and voting process; and election workers must wear protective gloves and masks, among other practices. Voters are encouraged to take measures to help expedite check-in and the voting process in order to limit their time inside the Vote Center (i.e., verifying their voter registration in advance, pre-marking their Sample Ballots, bringing their Sample Ballots with them, etc.).

The Hollywood Bowl: Lot B Parking, Tier B4 2301 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90068

Dates: Saturday, October 24–Monday,
November 2, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Parking: There will be free, non-stacked parking in Lot B. Free, non-stacked accessible parking will be available in Lot B, Tier B4. Location: Entry to parking Lot B is off Highland Avenue South at the signal. Portable restrooms will be available.



135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dates: Saturday, October 24–Monday,
November 2, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Parking: There will be free parking in The Music Center main garage (Lot 14). Garage entry is on Grand Avenue between Temple and 1st Street. Location: Stern Grand Hall is located on Level 2; Enter from main lobby doors, accessible from The Music Center Plaza. Restrooms will be available.

Voting Centers may remain open later on Election Day to allow for processing of voters still in line at 8 p.m.

For more information, visit and For more information about voting and elections in Los Angeles County, visit



the word contemporary


Sly5thAve Interviewed by Fusicology


A new documentary film chronicling the life, artistry and philanthropy of Herb Alpert. In a recent interview with Variety magazine, Alpert reflected upon his appreciation for art as a means of honest expression and his lifelong dedication to supporting musicians and artists: “It certainly is no mystery that I love the arts and I’m doing whatever I can to help support it,” said Alpert. “I think the musicians and the artists of the world are our second responders. They’re the people that make sense out of life and out of what we’re doing in this world. And in order to be a really good artist, you have to be honest. And that’s what I’ve found. I found the artists that I’ve met in my days, and I’ve met a lot of them, I’ve met a lot of great ones, they were all honest with their art. They were always looking for the truth. And I think we could use a lot more truth in this world.” For Inaugural Dean Eileen L. Strempel, the new film is a wonderful celebration of a musical visionary and the School of Music’s namesake. “I am grateful to The Herb Alpert Foundation for this special invitation and look forward to viewing this tribute to Herb Alpert with the School of Music community,” said Strempel. “May his inspiring story instill hope among musicians and scholars as they continue to explore their unique voices.” “Herb Alpert Is…” will be screened using Facebook Live on Thursday, October 1 at 5 p.m. PST/ 8 p.m. EST. Following the film will be a Q&A with Herb Alpert and filmmaker John Scheinfeld. To join the premiere screening and Q&A, please visit promptly at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST on October 1. No registration is required.

To view the premiere on Thursday, October 1, 2020, please go to: promptly at 5PM PST / 8PM EST.



Patrisse Cullors: Malcolm X Revisited

From the Crenshaw Dairy Mart artist collective focused on trauma-induced conditions of injustice to scripting the season finale of Good Trouble on Hulu, a show about communities of color, women, queer, and trans folk living in Los Angeles, artist, organizer, and freedom fighter Patrisse Cullors thrives on speaking out through art alongside other inspiring creators. Patrisse relies on art to reflect social spaces in ways that words fall flat. REDCAT is proud to present the premiere of Cullors’ Malcolm X Revisited, a new commissioned video work recorded exclusively for REDCAT. Malcolm X Revisited explores the iconic historical figure, Malcolm X and the current impact of the movement for Black lives.


Available October 2, 2020.
8:00 PM Screening
This event is made possible by generous support from members of the REDCAT Circle and REDCAT Council.
Date/Time G M/ST CA
FRI 10/2
SAT 10/3
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT. For questions, email


Multi-Grammy Award Winner Marcus Miller
and Entertainment Cruise Productions
Launch New Original Streaming Concert Series
Saturday Night with Marcus Miller & Friends
Series to Premiere on October 10, 2020 at
with the Iconic George Benson as a Special Guest
and Guest Bandmembers Patrice Rushen and Joey DeFrancesco





CBF Productions is proud to present California’s FIRST social distancing concert and entertainment series, “Concerts In Your Car” popup entertainment concept will take place in the parking lot of the Ventura County Fairgrounds! This drive-in concert series will create a new entertainment experience – all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Each week top tier talent will hit our stage giving us all an opportunity to cheer again.

Live In Concert
Oct 2 | 8:45 PM

Live In Concert
Oct 9 | 8:00 PM

Ventura County Fairgrouonds
10 West Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001

One World
Our Song 2020

The California Honeydrops
Under The Boardwalk

MANGO (feat. Adeline) [Official Music Video]

This Is The Kit
Coming To Get You Nowhere

Grace Kelly
I’ll Make a Man Out of You – Mulan | Disney Saxophone Cover

Nancy Sanchez
The Kids Are Still In Cages (Official Video)

Ian Anderson &
Leslie Mandoki #WeSayThankYou

Aaron Frazer
Bad News (Official Video)

Marieme/#BLM #BlackLivesMatter #Marieme
A Change Is Gonna Come

Norah Jones
Hurts To Be Alone

Ric Robertson
Strange World (Full Film)



MUSE/IQUE collaborates with Ben Harper, Michael Valerio, Maiya Sykes, Deron Johnson, Jimmy Paxson, Herman Cornejo, and Charles Yang

Sunday Morning Matinee:
Balm in Gilead

Doug Locke
Why? (Official Music Video)

Lake Street Dive
Making Do [Official Music Video]

Gorillaz ft. Elton John & 6LACK (Episode Seven)
The Pink Phantom

Priya Ragu
Good Love 2.0 (Official Video)


Join 23-time Grammy winner Chick Corea for a special event: his first solo piano concert to be streamed live from his studio.

Chick Corea Live in Concert: From Mozart to Monk is Chick’s first ever virtual solo piano concert, livestreamed from his studio. Come join the 23-time Grammy winner as

he performs pieces from his new solo piano album, Plays, exploring his “musical lineage” and deftly combining the works of composers generations apart. Chick will even carry forward his solo concert tradition of improvising a couple musical portraits of audience members (all ticketholders will have a chance to apply virtually). Concert to stream live October 10th at 4pm EST. Tickets available for $20 at



Arch Echo
To The Moon (Official Video)

Sultans of String feat. Béla Fleck & Robi Botos
The Grand Bazaar

Rob Mazurek — Exploding Star Orchestra –
A Wrinkle in Time Sets Concentric Circles Reeling

The word world in blue colors and green colers


Richard Baratta and Andy Garcia on JAZZIZ Last Call with Brian Zimmerman

Louie Vega and EOL Soulfrito 2
OCT 8 – 6:30 PM PT
OCT 15 – 6:30PM PT
Pacifico Dance Company
OCT 22 – 6:30 PM PT

How to access:

To watch, simply click on the link above and you’ll be taken to a dedicated Facebook page, where the concert will begin streaming at its premiere date and time listed.

Can’t make the date? Don’t worry, every From The Ford performance will be archived on our website after airing on Facebook. Check back to catch your favorite, and to keep up with exciting videos, music, and more.


Sharon Katz & The Peace Train
We Can Be The Change

Sharon Katz & The Peace Train
(The Peace Train 2020 Lockdown Zoom Session)
Rocking Chair

J’veux un chien (Official Video)


FAMILY [Quarantet #9]

Harold López-Nussa feat. Cimafunk #BueyCansao
El Buey Cansao

Mariachi Herencia De Mexico
Si Nos Dejan (Official Video)

Zhamira Zambrano
De Locos (Official Video)

Pedrito Martinez Feat. Eric Clapton
My Father’s Eyes Official Video

Nhema Musasa – Oran Etkin | Musekiwa Chingodza
Open Arms Zimbabwe Africa Shona Mbira Bass Clarine



Dave Specter & Billy Branch
The Ballad of George Floyd

Steve Poltz
Quarantine Blues (Official Lyric Video)

War & Pierce (Sunny War and Chris Pierce)

War & Pierce (Sunny War and Chris Pierce)
I’m Through With You



Text Special Mention


Nubya Garcia interviewed by Fusicology

Monika Herzig Talking Jazz with Oliver Nelson Jr

Abbey Lincoln and Moseka HouseThe House that She Wanted to Build
Presented by Marc Cary
With special guests Gary Bartz and Michael Bowie
Zoom series, celebrating jazz history and culture, are curated by Jessica Felix and hosted by Marcus Shelby
Abbey Lincoln at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival in 2003.
October 18, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
FREE registration (required) here:



Real change starts in the states. November looms, and it’s about more than getting Trump out of office. As we’ve seen these past six months, those in power at the state level determine who has access to vote, whether criminal police are brought to justice, and how we survive a deadly virus. When I learned about how Future Now Fund works to get progressive legislators elected, enact grassroots policy change, and take back power from Republicans in the states, I had to get involved. So! I’m fundraising to help Future Now flip seats in North Carolina and Michigan with a benefit concert featuring the incredible Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz along with special guests Tony-winner Jason Robert Brown and Melissa Walker from Future Now Fund – please join me!


Donate $25 (or more if you can!) for virtual access to our live concert on October 3, which I promise will leave you feeling galvanized, moved, and dare I say even hopeful about the coming month.
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The outdoor Vision Festival will be limited capacity, socially-distanced and in compliance with all CDC and New York City guidelines. Daily outdoor tickets are $75, and virtual tickets are $15. Both are available here. (

Vision Festival will return in 2021.


7:00pm ET Wadada Leo Smith – solo trumpet, solo piano
8:00pm Panel discussion on protest and jazz with Amirtha Kidambi, JD Allen, Gerald Cleaver, Jean Carla Rodea, Andrea Wolper, William Parker, Mixashawn Rozie

LIVE Outdoors in La Plaza at The Clemente, 114 Norfolk St, NYC 5:00pm ET The Healing Force Patricia Nicholson – text, movement voice Voices: Ellen Christi, Jean Carla Rodea, Amirtha Kidambi, Andrea
Wolper / Ava Mendoza – guitar / Val Jeanty – electronics, percussion
6:00pm Afro-Algonquin Trio: Lee Mixashawn Rozie – voice, sax, banjo / Rick Rozie – bass / Royal Hartigan – drums
7:00pm Oliver Lake Organ Quartet Oliver Lake – sax / Jared Gold – organ / Freddie Hendrix – trumpet / Chris Beck- drums

LIVE Outdoors in La Plaza at The Clemente, 114 Norfolk St, NYC 1:00pm ET Children’s Music is Mine Workshop (free)
4:00pm OPEN SPACE Hamid Drake – drums / Brandon Lopez – bass / James Brandon Lewis – sax / Alexis Marcelo – keyboards
5:00pm Fay Victor Mutations for Justice Fay Victor – voice, composition / Mazz Swift – violin / Chris Williams – trumpet Luke Stewart – bass / Jason Nazary – drums
6:00pm Amina Claudine Myers Trio Amina Claudine Myers – Keyboards / Jerome Harris – bass, voice / Reggie Nicholson

LIVE Outdoors in La Plaza at The Clemente, 114 Norfolk St, NYC 1:00pm ET Childrens Music is Mine Workshop (free)
4:00pm Andrew Cyrille Quartet David Virelles – piano / Bill Frisell -guitar / Ben Street – bass / Andrew Cyrille – drums
5:30pm POET Tyehimba Jess
6:00pm Gerald Cleaver Black Host Cooper-Moore – keyboards / Darius Jones – sax / Brandon Seabrook – guitar / Brandon Lopez – bass / Gerald Cleaver – drums

LIVE Outdoors in La Plaza at The Clemente, 114 Norfolk St, NYC 4:00pm ET David Murray Trio with Luke Stewart – bass / Ronnie Burrage – drums
5:30pm POET Latasha Diggs
6:00pm William Parker’s In Order to Survive Quintet Rob Brown – alto sax / James Brandon Lewis – tenor sax / Cooper-Moore – keyboards / Hamid Drake – drums

All of this is possible through donations ( that support Arts for Art to continue working to ensure that FreeJazz arts are diverse and are available to the artists and to the people who participate with their ears and their support. AFA is committed to respecting artists, and all performers receive guarantees. Every Thursday, Arts for Art has been streaming performances from legendary FreeJazz musicians with socially relevant conversations on Zoom and its YouTube channel. All of these events are free with an optional donation, and all performers are paid. Register for free at Facebook Twitter Instagram

Such luminaries on the national Jazz scene — Christian McBride, Orrin Evans (both Philadelphians),

Christian McBride, Orrin Evans, Terri Lyne Carrington and Emmet Cohen — will participate in the third annual Jazz Philadelphia Summit on October 9 and 10, which is virtual this year. Regional and national arts innovators will honor the city’s jazz scene, get inspired about how musicians,presenters, and educators have pivoted duringthe pandemic, and discuss innovations around the future of jazz education and performance in Philadelphia and beyond.

The Summit’s theme this year will be Resilience. “Philadelphia’s musicians and artists have a well-earned reputation for supporting and strengthening one another. In challenging times such as these, when we are navigating a pandemic and struggling for social justice, that spirit of unity is more important than ever.” says renowned jazz bassist Gerald Veasley, president of Jazz Philadelphia. In light of COVID-19 and the major defunding of Philadelphia’s arts sector, organizers at Jazz Philadelphia believe that the Summit can be a space for learning the myriad ways musicians and educators have survived and thrived during this time and uplifting stories that represent our culturally-diverse city.

The Summit’s keynote speaker will be Terri Lyne Carrington, celebrated drummer, multi-Grammy, award-winning recording artist, and founder of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Studies.

Philadelphia’s own six-time Grammy award winner Christian McBride, will be offering inspiring remarks, and pianist-curators Orrin Evans and Emmet Cohen will share their experiences with creating live streaming series.

Other confirmed speakers include: composer-pianist and MacArthur fellow Vijay Iyer, community education innovator Michael O’Bryan, USC professor Dr. Ron McCurdy, and Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Principal Bassist, Joseph Conyers. The Summit will feature a screening of Full Mantis, the documentary on the life of world-renowned percussionist Milford Graves, a jazz/spoken word performance by legendary guitarist, Monnette Sudler and Philadelphia’s 2020-2021 Poet Laureate, Trapeta B.

Mayson, as well as live and video performances from some of Philadelphia’s outstanding talent such as Laurin Talese and George Burton. Musicians will also have the opportunity to have one-one-one sessions with pros such as jazz community stalwart, and Berks Jazz Festival General Manager, John Ernesto.

Musicians, jazz enthusiasts, advocates, funders, and the arts and culture community are gathering virtually for high-level discussions, hands-on workshops, feedback sessions, and performances. Sessions will be held from 10:30 until 4:30 on Friday and 11:00 until 4:30 on Saturday, with evening “Chill” sessions in the evening. RSVP is required and pay-what-you-wish tickets are available through the Jazz Philadelphia website at


All proceeds to support Pharoah Sanders, Azar Lawrence, the musicians and Zebulon.
Ticket information and viewing: Dice.Fm


Oct 3
Chromaticity Trio

Oct 4
Anthony Funk

Oct 9
Yusef Lateef Tribute 2020 VR Festival Line-Up

Angel City Jazz Festival

OCT 29 – 6:30PM PT

How to access:

To watch, simply click on the link above and you’ll be taken to a dedicated Facebook page, where the concert will begin streaming at its premiere date and time listed.

Can’t make the date? Don’t worry, every From The Ford performance will be archived on our website after airing on Facebook. Check back to catch your favorite, and to keep up with exciting videos, music, and more.


Recorded Live At Birdland Theater

Peter Cincotti “Heart of the City” Streamed from Birdland! September 29, 2020 7:00 PM

The Skivvies: “Classic Undie Rock” Streamed from Birdland October 1, 2020 7:00 PM

Janis Siegel with John Dimartino Streamed from Birdland! October 8, 2020 7:00 PM

Kurt Elling Cocktail Hour – 25th Anniversary Virtual Concert Tour October 9, 2020 9:00 PM

Jessica Vosk: Coco Catch up Streamed from Birdland! October 10, 2020 8:00 PM

Kate Rockwell Streamed from Birdland! October 15, 2020 7:00 PM

Gabrielle Stravelli Streamed from Birdland! October 20, 2020 7:00 PM

The First Virtual Cabaret Convention Streamed from Birdland! October 22, 2020 7:00 PM

Matt Baker and Nicole Zuraitis Streamed from Birdland! October 27, 2020 7:00 PM

Michael West as Ken Boisinger Streamed from Birdland! October 29, 2020 7:00 PM

Christina Bianco Streamed From Birdland! October 30, 2020 7:00 PM

Birdland Jazz Club

315 West 44th St New York, NY 10036
(212) 581-3080




he Fulton Street Collective FSC continues to remain in “Phase 3” in regards to public access to the venue. All Shows Are Live-Streamed via Facebook and YouTube from FSC. There will be no on-site audience until further notice.

OCT. 1 SCOTT HESSE TRIO Scott Hesse – Guitar Clark Sommers – Bass Dana Hall – Drums

OCT. 6 JON DEITEMYER QUARTET Jon Deitemyer – Drums Matt Gold – Guitar Paul Mutzabaugh – Piano Matt Ulery – Bass Abena Motaboli – Paints/Brushes/Canvas

OCT 7 JAZZ RECORD ART COLLECTIVE McCULLOUGH/SHULTZ GROUP Perform Selections from John Scott’s 1987 Digital Recording I’m Drifting Apart Ryan Shultz – Bass Trumpet Chad McCullough – Trumpet Paul Mutzabaugh – Piano Larry Kohut – Bass Eric Montzka – Drums John Ross Wilson – Paints/Brushes/Canvas

OCT. 8 ERIC HINES & PAN DULCE Featuring Liza Micelliwith special guest Peter Mack Eric Hines – Tenor Pan/Percussion Liza Micelli – Keys Freddy Quintero – Bass Tommaso Moretti – Drums Jean-Christoph Leroy – Percussion Peter Mack – Guest Drummer Danielle Harth – Paints/Brushes/Canvas

OCT. 13 ASHLEY SUMMERS QUINTET Ashley Summers – Bass Dustin Laurenzi – Sax Matt Gold – Guitar Paul Bedal – Piano Chris Baker – Drums Alex Puryear – Paints/Brushes/Canvas


PAUL MUTZABAUGH QUARTET perform PAT MARTINO’S 1994 release INTERCHANGE Paul Mutzabaugh – Piano Neal Alger – Guitar Jeremiah Hunt – Bass Greg Artry – Drums Arthur Wright – Paints/Brushes/Canvas

OCT. 15 TIM SEISSER TRIO Tim Seisser – Electric Bass Andrew Lawrence – Keys Jonathon Marks – Drums Melanie Brown – Paints/Brushes/Canvas

OCT. 16 CHAD McCULLOUGH CD RELEASE “FORWARD” Chad McCullough – Trumpet Paul Bedal – Piano Paul Mutzabaugh – Synthesizers Matt Ulery – Bass Jon Deitemyer – Drums

OCT. 20 FISSION Julian Brennan-Pomatto – Alto Sax Eric Arroyo – Keyboards Lucas Coker – Guitar Vince Espinoza – Bass Kabir Dalawari – Drums

OCT. 21 JAZZ RECORD ART COLLECTIVE LUKE MALEWICZ QUINTET perform FRANK ROSOLINO’S 1958 release FREE FOR ALL Luke Malewicz – Trombone Rich Moore – Tenor Saxophone Kevin Fort – Piano Matt Ulery – Bass Jon Deitemyer – Drums Cecilio Garcia – Paints/Brushes/Canvas

OCT. 22 JAZZ RECORD ART COLLECTIVE KATHERINE ANDRICK GROUP perform MANHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA’s 1971 release INNER MOUNTING FLAME Katherine Andrick – Violin Zoey Smulewitz – Guitar Paul Mutzabaugh – Keys Chris Clemente – Bass Frank Alongi – Drums Yvonne Doll – Paints/Brushes/Canvas


OCT. 28 JOHN ELMQUIST’s HAG OF A FEW John Elmquist – Bass/Vox Sarah Marie Young – Vocals Geof Bradfield – Reeds Chuck Bontrager – Violin Jo Ann Daugherty – Keys Bob Garrett – Percussion Alex Puryear – Paints/Brushes/Canvas

OCT. 29 GWEN’S PAT METHENY PROJECT Aimee Nawrocki – Guitar Trevor Hill – Sax Vinnie Kabat – Bass TJ Thompson – Drums

Fulton Street Collective
1821 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago IL, 60622


Postponed: Curtis + Garabedian + Sperrazza
Mr Musichead Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
October 7, 2020 – 8:00pm |
More info

Maria Grand
Mr Musichead Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
October 21, 2020 – 8:00pm |
More info

Rez Abbasi + Django-Shift
Mr Musichead Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
October 28, 2020 – 8:00pm

Just Jazz and Just Jazz Cafe have an extensive selection of Video on Demand shows, and highlighting them is Jazz Musicians Unite against Racism on August 8 and September 5th. Artists such as Dwight Trible-vocals, John Beasley-keyboards, Bennie Maupin-reeds, Darek Oles-bass, Denny Janklow-reeds, Kamau Daaood-spoken word, Azar Lawrence-reeds and others contributed stellar sets. Additionally, some of them and several invited speakers spoke emotionally about social justice, racism and adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. The event was truly a sign of these tumultuous times that was definitely needed. Please support Leroy Downs and Fred Smith’s efforts to present unadulterated jazz to sophisticated and adventurous audiences.



Sam First presents solo sessions:

10/1 Josh Nelson and Aidan Carroll duo
10/8 Dan Rosenboom Quartet
10/15 Peter Erskine
10/22 Cathlene Pineda Quartet
In case you miss the show while it’s live, you can watch ALL past Solo Session performances on the Sam First YouTube pat

SF Jazz Fridays at Five
Oct 2 Bobi Céspedes
w/ special guest John Santos
5:00 PM | SFJAZZ Digital
Members Only Streaming Event

Oct 9 Thelonious Monk Birthday Celebration
w/ Joanne Brackeen, Kris Davis, & Helen Sung
5:00 PM | SFJAZZ Digital
Members Only Streaming Event

Oct 16 Mary Stallings & Bill Charlap Trio
5:00 PM | SFJAZZ Digital
Members Only Streaming Event–bill-charlap-trio/

Oct 23 Taj Mahal Quartet
5:00 PM | SFJAZZ Digital
Members Only Streaming Event

Oct 30 Lila Downs
5:00 PM | SFJAZZ Digital
Members Only Streaming Event

201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA 94102



National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Upcoming Events

Crib Notes Endea Owens and the Cookout
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020, 2:00 pm
Jazz & Black Music Redefining Jazz & Social Justice in the Era of Black Lives Matter
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020, 7:00 pmMusic on the Brain Music on the Brain w/ Helen Sung
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020, 2:00 pm
Charlie Parker Centennial Gary Bartz – Desert Island Discs
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020, 7:00 pm

Kat Edmonson
New live shows every Sunday night:
Adam Hawley
Back on FB Live: Adam will be back at the same time, same place this Mondays at 7pm PST/10pm EST. He’ll be back with your requests, do another show-and-tell on his studio and recording process, and we’ll definitely see an encore performance from his wife and vocalist extraordinaire Kat Hawley.
Just go to his Facebook page!

Loston Harris
Live shows every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Jazz, Soul, Funk & World Music
During the entire quarantine period, Qwest TV also broadcasts a flagship program from its catalog every day at 9pm (CET) / 3pm (EST), available from the platform’s Facebook and YouTube accounts. Among the Qwest TV gems, Internet users will discover next week:
For more information on Qwest TV, visit


Roderick Harper (feat. Ellis Marsalis)
Never Let Me Go – (Official Video)

Lisa Hilton
OASIS – Official Music Video

Roberta Flack
Tryin’ Times (Official Video)

Kristin Korb/Blonde Bass
To A Brother

John Coltrane


Michael Mayo
The Way (Official Music Video)

Senri Oe
Re Vision

Duke Ellington
African Flower

African Flower

Emily Kuhn featuring Helios

Sylvie Courvoisier
FREE HOOPS – Requiem D’un Song

Maggie Herron






In response to the citywide closures, the Catalina Jazz Club has set up this digital tip jar in our fight to survive. Their doors have been closed since March 14th, and each day the fight grows harder to pay faithful staff, the talented tech crew and consummate chefs what they’re worth — which is everything. But there are some blues you just can’t sing away, so they humbly ask that you contribute whatever you can to help cover the rent of our Sunset hot spot and spare us from having to go dark for good. While great music can soothe the soul, it’s your gracious donation, no matter the size, that fills their heart.

Please contribute at
They’ll be sure to have your table ready.
All their love,
Catalina, Manny, and the Staff



Guitar legend Kenny Burrell took a fall two years ago. He is still recovering and on sabbatical from UCLA. Essentially, he is still unable to play and/or teach. Help is needed and welcomed. Here’s the link for donations setup by his wife Katherine:


Singer/lyricist/pianist Dave Frishberg is not doing well at all. If you who have enjoyed the gift of Dave’s music, please feel inspired to help him now that he needs it.

“Beyond Symphonic Jazz” explores where the worlds of jazz and classical music meet with interviews with some very special composers and performers. The show also features rare recordings along with new works that continue the great American tradition of symphonic jazz. Where the musical lines start to blur, is where things get Interesting.

Hosted by SJO Music Director Mitch Glickman, “Beyond Symphonic Jazz” radio show features in-depth interviews. The 2-hour radio show on KJazz 88.1 FM airs every Sunday evening from 9 – 11 pm (PST). The broadcasts are archived and can be listened to anytime you’d like. (The archives are available for two weeks following the broadcast.)

The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra’s CD with commissioned works by George Duke “Dark Wood: Bass Concerto for McBride,” Lee Ritenour “Symphonic

Captain’s Journey,” along with George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody inBlue” can be
purchased on the website.
October Special Guests:
Dayren Santamaria October 4
Robert Rodriguez October 11
Téka October 18
Lesa Terry October 25
For extra offers and info, go to Facebook!




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