SFJAZZ Announces Lineups for San Francisco Jazz Fest, Summer Sessions


Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio will perform at the 40th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival.

(Photo: Francis A. Willey)

SFJAZZ has announced its programming for the 40th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, running June 7–18, and the Summer Sessions concert series, running July 13–Aug. 20.

The 40th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival will present local, national and international artists performing 40 shows over 12 days at the SFJAZZ Center and Herbst Theatre. This year’s festival will feature Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Dan Tepfer, Jacob Collier, Al Di Meola, Sundra Manning, Brandon Goldberg, Edward Simon, Gerald Clayton, Ambrose Akinmusire, Joel Ross, Barrio Manouche, Gaucho, Cindy Blackman Santana with John Medeski, Donald Harrison, Charles McPherson, Samara Joy, José James, John Brothers Piano Company, Malika Trirolien, Steve Lehman, Ben Williams, Emmaline, Orchestra Gold, Paula West, Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop and more.

SFJAZZ Summer Sessions encompasses six weeks of programming arranged into curated, thematic weeklong “mini festivals” based on the concept of the Great American Songbook. This theme takes the idea of the American song tradition and extends it to the entirety of the the Americas (encompassing North America, Central America and South America. This year’s SFJAZZ Summer Sessions will present local, national and international artists including Savion Glover, Jaz Sawyer’s Soul Jazz Pioneers, Pher, Martin Luther McCoy, Valerie Troutt’s Moon Candy, Sun Ra Arkestra, Buffalo Nichols, Lizzie No, Leon Timbo, Desiree Cannon, Delgrès, Harold López-Nussa, Aldo López-Gavilán, Meridian Brothers, Jesús Díaz y Su QBA, Bill Ortiz, Sam Reider, Jorge Glem, Mario Y Su Timbeko, Michael O’Neill with Tony Lindsay, Taj Mahal, Stanley Clarke, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Erik Jekabson, Felix Peikli, Stella Heath, Tammy L. Hall and more.

For a complete rundown of performers scheduled to appear at SFJAZZ’s San Francisco Jazz Festival and Summer Sessions concerts, visit the SFJAZZ website. DB

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