SFJAZZ DIALOGUES (For Members)

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  • “Cool, Campy and Political” w/ Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale & China Forbes

    Founding members of Pink Martini Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes speak to SFJAZZ Founder Randall Kline about the colorful history of the band – from meeting in the “dorm room for outcasts” at Harvard, to becoming the house band for political rallies in Portland, to the band's unlikely first hi...

  • Thelonious Monk Listening Party w/ Robin D.G. Kelley

    Step into the SFJAZZ “living room” and hear artists and tastemakers spinning their favorite recordings while in conversation with SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. Listening Parties offer listeners the chance to get behind-the- scenes and hear about music from the arti...

  • "Engineering the Holy Spirit" w/ Immanuel Wilkins

    Saxophonist and composer Immanuel Wilkins speaks to SFJAZZ Founder Randall Kline about the influence his spiritual upbringing has had on his music. Wilkins shares inspiring insights into the musical ideas behind his latest album “The 7th Hand” as well as his love and appreciation for all the grea...

  • Mariza & Art Making In The Time of COVID

    Watch Mariza's performance premiering on SFJAZZ Fridays Live on OCTOBER 14, 2022.

    "The Queen of Fado" Mariza speaks openly with SFJAZZ Founder Randall Kline, revealing how COVID affected her and her music deeply, and why she considers San Francisco a home. Mariza performs four nights at the SFJA...

  • “Finding The Blues”: Charlie Musselwhite & Elvin Bishop

    Watch Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite's performance premiering on SFJAZZ Fridays Live on SEP 16, 2022.

    Ahead of the September 16th Fridays Live broadcast featuring Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite, the two blues legends join SFJAZZ Founder Randall Kline for a conversation about how ​they me...

  • "Music of Open Doors": Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Pedrito Martinez

    For this exclusive new interview, SFJAZZ Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline speaks to Cuban-born piano giant Gonzalo Rubalcaba and master percussionist Pedrito Martinez about their backgrounds, their creative processes, and the singular beauty of their duo performance recorded in September...

  • “Face Of The Bass”: Marcus Miller

    SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline speaks to GRAMMY-winning bassist, producer, arranger, and composer Marcus Miller. They discuss his method for assembling a band, the start of his journey in music, his inspirations, his iconic work with Miles Davis, and his incredible c...

  • “Tony Williams Lifetime”: Cindy Blackman-Santana

    In this exclusive Zoom conversation, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana talks to SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline about the iconic drummer, composer, and bandleader Tony Williams. They discuss the towering influence of Williams, both on Blackman-Santana’s development as a ...

  • Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock: Priceless advice from Miles Davis

    Showing a lifetime’s worth of warmth and humor, jazz icons Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter come together again via Zoom on the occasion of the fifth and final Fridays at Five Wayne Shorter Celebration concert, joined this time by Wayne’s quartet including pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Patit...

  • “Growing Up With Miles Davis”: Vince Wilburn, Jr

    For this exclusive interview, SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline speaks to Miles Davis’ nephew, drummer Vincent Wilburn Jr., about the GRAMMY-nominated 2008 album Miles From India that brought together alumni from various Miles Davis bands and a number of Indian classica...