The annual San Francisco Jazz Festival is heaven for quality music lovers. The jam-packed program comprises 40+ concerts, which take place over the great 12 days in mid-June. You can opt from three beautiful venues, tucked in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of SF. The events include themed performances, such as a Tony Williams Tribute and The Songs of Latin American Women.
As for the musicians, some of the anticipated names feature Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Pasquale Grasso, Samara Joy, Brandon Goldberg, Jacob Collier, Al Di Meola, John Medeski, Cindy Blackman, Vernon Reid, José James Sings Erykah Badu, Charles McPherson, Donald Harrison, Gerald Clayton, Ambrose Akinmusire, Paula West, Joel Ross, John Brothers Piano Company, Barrio Manouche & Gaucho, Dan Tepfer, Sundra Manning, Malika Tirolien, Ben William, High Pulp, Edward Simon, and Orchestra Gold.
Anyways, headliners, as well as other details of the program, are subject to change and differ yearly. So, we strongly recommend checking with SFJAZZ's official website (see External Resources) to stay tuned for the latest updates. This non-profit organization, dealing with jazz education, is in charge of the San Francisco Jazz Festival. Note that later into the summer, they offer more jazz at SFJAZZ Summer Sessions, scheduled from mid-July through mid-August.
The last but not least thing you want to keep in mind is your stay. Book the best offer nearby from the accommodations map.