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Join us on May 19 for our Spring Gala!

Spring GalaMonday, May 19, from 6:00-9:00pm
The SFJAZZ Center in Hayes Valley is the hottest venue in town and the site of Community Music Center’s grandest party of the year – A Salute to the Joy of Making Music. The evening’s headliner will be Jon Nakamatsu, the brilliant and internationally renowned pianist who took the Gold Medal at the 1997 Van Cliburn Piano Competition.


Meet Grammy Award-Winning Faculty Members Omar Ledezma and Javier Cabanillas

Pacific Mambo OrchestraOmar Ledezma Jr. and Javier Cabanillas are Community Music Center faculty and percussionists in the Pacific Mambo Orchestra. I talked with both of them about what this Grammy win means for them and for the PMO.

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New Vocal Class: Roots of Black-American Music

maestrocurtisSing blues, jazz, gospel and R&B and learn about the historical and cultural roots of Black American music.

Pianist, composer, and vocalist Maestro Curtis has produced or performed with artists such as Maurice White (founder of Earth, Wind, & Fire), Lenny Williams (Tower of Power), Patti Labelle, James Cleveland, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Al Jarreau, and the Yardbirds. As a pianist, he has played with The Count Basie Orchestra and Duke Ellington Orchestra, as well as jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Abbey Lincoln, and Joe Williams. 
Class meets Thursdays from 6-7:30pm. Register at the Mission District Branch. 
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11th Annual Faculty Keyboard Marathon: Improvisations, from Bach to Brubeck

Keyboard MarathonDon’t miss this celebration of music and community spirit! This year's marathon will be held on Sunday, April 27 at 3:00pm. The concert will explore the many ways classical and jazz music intersect and influence each other. The wide range of repertoire will offer something inspiring to everyone who loves the piano.

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The mission of Community Music Center to to make high quality music accessible to all people, regardless of financial status.
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