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World-Famous Events in San Francisco - Jazz Festival 2015

By: MediaConnect / 09 Jun 2015
World-Famous Events in San Francisco - Jazz Festival 2015


San Francisco Jazz Festival



201 Franklin Street


June 9th-21st



Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "The crown jewel of American jazz festivals," more than 30 years of tradition steep every installment of this treasured Bay Area concert series. One of the most hotly anticipated events all year, the 33rd Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival brings 43 concerts to the city over 13 days this June. Performances occur mainly in Robert N. Miner Auditorium and Joe Henderson Lab, both part of the boldly impressive SFJAZZ Center, freshly opened in 2013. While every year the festival offers a balanced mix of legendary artists and fresh voices in diverse styles like big brass, R&B, soul, country, boogie-woogie, and Cuban (just to name a few), 2015 promises an unprecedented array of global, experimental acts. A few gems include:

Jazz Fest Kickoff Celebration

Hayes & Octavia St.

June 9th, 5-10pm


The fun starts at this block party in Hayes Valley, featuring live sets from Gaucho, Brass Magic, and others, as well as food trucks and a beer garden for relaxing.

Snarky Puppy

Miner Auditorium

June 10-13th


Winners of the 2013 Grammy for Best R&B Performance, this Brooklyn-based group will have you dancing in the aisles.


Miner Auditorium

June 14th


This soulful, Oakland-born singer is beloved by locals. Come see why at her sure-to-be unforgettable headlining debut.

Shelby Lynne

Miner Auditorium

June 15th


Beyond "country," Grammy-winner Shelby Lynne performs the entirety of the album that won her the industry's most prestigious award.

Ester Rada

Miner Auditorium

June 18th


Selling out shows around the world, prepare to melt under the magic of this entrancing Ethiopian / Israeli songstress.

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