SFJAZZ announces 38th festival and summer concert series

Deltron 3030

Deltron 3030. Courtesy of SFJAZZ.

SFJAZZ this week announced the lineup for the 37th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival and 2019 Summer Sessions concert series. The festival lineup is led by Deltron 3030, the hip-hop trio of Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien and DJ Kid Koala.

Other acts announced include Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Terri Lyne Carrington’s Social Science with Angela Davis, GoGo Penguin, Delvon Lamarr, Matthew Whitaker, Howard Wiley, Joachim Cooder, David Grisman, Shabaka and the Ancestors, Christian McBride, Edna Vazquez, John Scofield, Dave Holland, Issac Delgado, SFJAZZ Collective, KOKOROKO, Jane Monheit, Lavay Smith, Kim Nalley and more.

Summer Sessions shows include Savion Glover, Sandy Cressman, Claudia Villela, Keb’Mo’, Villalobos Brothers, Diana Gameros, Tommy Castro, Marcia Ball, CJ Chenier, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Ruthie Foster, Mimi Fox, Pamela Rose, Terrie Odabi, Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bill Charlap, Joey Alexander, Nubya Garcia, Herb Alpert and more.

The festival will run June 9 through 21, with the sessions following from July 9 through Aug. 16. Tickets for both go on sale to SFJAZZ members Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. here, and everyone else can buy tickets beginning March 6. In all, the festival will present 43 shows over 13 days in four venues around San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood.

The festival will kick off with a free celebration at the outdoor Proxy space, along Octavia Street between Hayes and Fell streets, on Tuesday, June 9 from 5 to 10 pm, with live music by Orchestra Gold and Ghost & The City, plus a beer garden, classic films and food trucks.


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