The nice thing about the major jazz festivals is, they give you plenty of time to plan ahead for tickets and travel. SFJAZZ, the San Francisco Bay Area's premiere presenting organization recently announced the line-up for the 29th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival. This year's fall classic will extend all the way into the holiday season, starting September 15th, continuing through December 18, 2011.
As usual, the line-up is spectacular. Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline has once again assembled a program that stretches across a wide range of legends and new artists, contemporary jazz and world music, local, national, and international artists. Headliners include Wayne Shorter, SFJAZZ Collective, Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, Pat Metheny, Ahmad Jamal, Benny Green, and many more.
Tickets are on sale now for all events. Movenfast, because many of these will sell out. Go to www.sfjazz.org for details, the full schedule, and to purchase tickets.