The San Francisco Jazz Festival

San Francisco jazzes up June with the 35th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival from June 6th through the 18th: thirteen days, five venues, dozens of concerts, all located in the Hayes Valley. The festival kicks-off with a free block party on Tuesday, June 6, at 5 P.M. at the outdoor PROXY Walk-in Theater, corner of Hayes and Octavia Streets. Featured entertainers include John Brothers Piano Company and North Beach Brass Band, as well as food trucks and a beer garden. The following two weeks are packed with over forty performances, including Martin Luther and the Black Sugar Ensemble’s Tribute to Otis Redding on June 10, Derrick Hodge’s Art of the Bass on June 12, Ambrose Akinmusire’s Trumpet Sound of Now on June 14, and Jon Jangtet’s Music and Words of Protest on June 18. Tickets to all shows are available online via SFJazz’s website.

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