Photos | Legendary Patti Austin awarded with SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award at annual gala

Event: SF JAZZ Gala
Date: May 9, 2024
Location: SFJAZZ, San Francisco
Photos (108): Drew Altizer, Devlin Shand, Ando Caulfield, Jessica Monroy or Dave Zahrobsky for Drew Altizer Photography

SFJAZZ hosted the SFJAZZ Gala 2024 on Thursday, May 9, 2024 and honored Patti Austin with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award. ​ The SFJAZZ Gala raised $1.7 million to support SFJAZZ’s artistic and education programs. Aurora James and Mike and Alison Mauzé served as Gala Co-Chairs.

The SFJAZZ Gala combined an evening of world-class performances and elegant dining with two historic milestones: the honoring of Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter Patti Austin with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award and the welcoming of trumpeter, composer, NEA Jazz Master, and seven-time Grammy-winner Terence Blanchard in his inaugural season as SFJAZZ Executive Artistic Director.

The Gala Concert, attended by 700 people, featured performances by a host of musical luminaries in all-star collaborations including Patti Austin, Terence Blanchard, Ledisi, PJ Morton, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Siedah Garrett, SFJAZZ Collective, and more. An additional 250 people attended the Gala After Party.

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