John Santos at SFJAZZ Center Opening
CONGRATULATIONS TO SFJAZZ!
This is a historic day in San Francisco. Tonight is the debut  performance for the new SFJAZZ Center, a major cultural institution that  will attract visitors to our great City from around the world. Only two  days ago, the jazz community and City turned out en masse for a  ribbon-cutting ceremony amid glorious sunshine to launch the new  building that blends into the cityscape through grand and iridescent  walls of glass.
SFJAZZ AND JHC CONTINUE TO PARTNER
We are especially proud to continue our partnership  with SFJAZZ for a second year, this year through a Koret Discover Jazz four-part  series on Jazz and Blues Legends of the Bay Area, May 7-28.

As  SFJAZZ continues to provide a venue with great jazz from around the  world, we continue to expand our mission of bringing you the story of how jazz originated in San Francisco, with a special emphasis on the  history and culture of jazz born and nurtured in the Fillmore District where our Center is located.

John and Del Handy, Christine Harris and Kyle Goldman
John Handy in 1965
A FEBRUARY 24 SALUTE TO JOHN HANDY
There is no more fitting way to mark our upcoming Fifth Anniversary and  the rich history of jazz in the Fillmore, than to celebrate the 80th  birthday of one of our best native sons, the legendary John Handy.  Mark  your calendars for this special tribute performance and the opening of a  two-month exhibit in our Koret Heritage Lobby.  Jazz Historian and JAZZ  91.1/KCSM-FM Sonny Buxton will emcee this special evening with Glen Pearson on keys  as bandleaders.  Visit our website for ticket information.
ALSO AT THE JAZZ HERITAGE CENTER
Visit our Lush Life Gallery at 1320 Fillmore Street for a stunning exhibit by Ethiopian artists as part of our partnership with the Ethiopian Arts Forum.  The closing reception on February 17, 6-9 pm, will feature a performance by jazz pianist Elias Negash and his Quartet.  Regular Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 4-8pm.
THANK YOU
      …for taking a moment to support the Jazz Heritage Center’s efforts  to preserve the story of jazz in the Fillmore and the Bay Area.  If you  or your company are interested in becoming a sponsor of the upcoming  John Handy Tribute, please contact christine@jazzheritagecenterorg
We look forward to seeing you soon!
1320 Fillmore Street | San Francisco, CA 94115 US
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