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As SFJAZZ honors Founder and Artistic Director Randall Kline with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023, we highlight the important work SFJAZZ Education does in our community through the lens of one of our long-standing Teaching Artists, guitarist Terrence Brewer. Get a glimpse into the multifaceted world of our committed jazz educators as Terrence shares his passion for this ongoing work.
ABOUT THE SFJAZZ GALA 2023
The 2023 SFJAZZ Gala celebrated SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. He is a visionary. Step by step, over 40 years, he grew a small community festival into a San Francisco cultural institution and one of the most influential jazz organizations in the world. After a lifetime of championing this uniquely American art form, Randall is stepping down in November 2023. The SFJAZZ Gala 2023 featured an all-star concert with Ambrose Akinmusire, Regina Carter, Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal, Ravi Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner, Dianne Reeves, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & many others.
SFJAZZ GALA EVENT PAGE
The organization reaches nearly 250,000 patrons annually through its curated artistic programming. Its educational initiatives inspire hundreds of public-school students via a range of free and low-cost programs. The SFJAZZ digital platform, SFJAZZ At Home, greatly expands the reach of these programs to jazz fans and students around the world. Each gift is tax deductible. If you wish to make a fully tax-deductible gift toward SFJAZZ artistic and education programs, please click below.