San Francisco Jazzes up June with the 36th Annual SFJazz Fest

San Francisco Jazzes up June with the 36th Annual SFJazz Fest

As one of the leading cosmopolitan centers of artistic innovation, San Francisco has long attracted the finest musicians from around the globe to its hallowed stages. This month the 36th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival continues that tradition with two weeks of outstanding performances that showcase the many varieties of jazz heating up nightclubs and concert halls from California to Kathmandu. The festivities officially begin on Tuesday, June 5, at 5 P.M. with the free Hayes Valley Block Party at the corner of Hayes and Octavia Streets. Partiers will enjoy food trucks, a beer garden, and the cool musical stylings of Beso Negro and Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy. Then, every day up through June 17 is packed with performances showcasing the best in avant-garde jazz, big band, blue note, Dixieland, fusion, hard bop, Latin jazz, Ragtime, smooth jazz, and many other sub-genres. For information on specific performances and venues, see the official SFJazz Fest website.

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