29th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival 2011
SFJAZZ announces Star-Studded Lineup for this fall’s 29th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival — September 15 until December 18th, 2011
San Francisco – June 30, 2011: San Francisco will heat up once again this fall, with visitors arriving from around the world for the hugely popular annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, presented by SFJAZZ, one of the nation’s leading non-profit jazz organizations. Beginning on September 15 with Cape Verdean vocalist Carmen Souza and culminating with Aaron Neville’s “Soulful Christmas” on December 18, the 29th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival will present some of the most illustrious names in jazz and world music, including Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Esperanza Spalding, Joshua Redman, India.Arie and Idan Raichel, in venues around the Bay Area – in advance of next year’s opening of the dedicated SFJAZZ Center, one of the first stand-alone jazz performance spaces of its kind.
“The purpose of music is, above all, to nourish the soul,” says Randall Kline, Executive Artistic Director of SFJAZZ. “Connecting on a deep emotional level with an artist and their vision can inspire and satisfy like nothing else. With the range of veteran jazz masters, young game-changers and world music luminaries we’ve packed into this festival, there are myriad ways to feed the need.”
For more information about SFJAZZ and the 29th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, please visit: http://www.sfjazz.org/. To download the complete festival catalog, visit: www.sfjazz.org/sites/default/files/documents/SFJAZZ_Fall_Festival_2011_Catalog.pdf.
Tickets will go on sale to SFJAZZ members on June 26 and to the general public on July 17.
SFJAZZ, founded in 1983, is the largest nonprofit presenter of jazz and world music in America. SFJAZZ presents more than 100 concerts a year to over 100,000 fans and is dedicated to advancing the art form of jazz and cultivating new jazz audiences through artistic and educational programming, including: The San Francisco Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ Spring Season, SFJAZZ Collective, SFJAZZ Summerfest, SFJAZZ Education, SFJAZZ Membership and SFJAZZ Hotplate, a new monthly nightclub series featuring the Bay Area’s best musicians paying tribute to jazz legends.