The SFJAZZ organization has launched a new app called—surprise!—the SFJAZZ app, which enables audiences all over the world to view live concerts and programs from their facility in San Francisco. Viewers can watch the “Fridays Live” series, as well as various pay-per-view on-demand concerts and live streams. In addition, the app features spotlights on members of the SFJAZZ Collective.
Upcoming “Fridays Live” broadcasts include: Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Live) on Nov. 19; Chester Thompson (Live) on Nov. 26; Pink Martini (Live) on Dec. 3; Dorado Schmitt & Django All-Stars (Pre-Recorded) on Dec. 10; Adam Shulman Plays A Charlie Brown Christmas (Live) on Friday, Dec. 17; and Merry Christmas from José James (Pre-Recorded) on Dec. 24. In 2022, Fridays Live will feature the artists scheduled to perform live at the SFJAZZ Center. The coming year will also bring more of the organization’s educational programs, including master classes, to the app.
“The SFJAZZ Center has become an extended family of staff, artists, audiences, and the global music community,” said the organization’s founder and executive artistic director Randall Kline in a press release received by JazzTimes. “All of us have contributed to building a special place and a home for music and art. The new SFJAZZ App allows us to welcome more people to our home who might never visit San Francisco or the Bay Area and we are excited to now bring our SFJAZZ home and region to them.”
The SFJAZZ App is available on Apple (iOS/tvOS), Google (Android/Android TV), Amazon Fire TV, and Roku, and is free to download. “Fridays Live” and “Saturday Encores” are free to members. Non-members can sign up for $4.99 monthly or $49.99 annually. The pay-per-view access to select on-demand concerts starts at $9.99 per concert.
For more information visit SFJAZZ.org/App.