Video | New artistic director ushers in new era at SF JAZZ

SFJAZZ, the largest non-profit jazz presenter in the world, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The organization explores jazz from its origin to new expressions around the world, but moving forward, they faced the major challenge of finding new artistic leadership.

“We had 40 years under an extraordinary founder and you can’t ever replace a founder”, Chair of the Board of Trustees Denise Young explains, “we had to think much bigger”.

SF JAZZ had a clear vision of what they were looking for in a new artistic director.

“We really wanted someone who had the creative and artistic vision that could match the energy of what we felt was the importance of jazz and this music, in this moment, in this time”, Young reveals. More…

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