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Roots, Jazz and American Music


Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Free, reservations recommended

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Roots, Jazz, and American Music students and faculty, alongside members of the SF Jazz Collective, present jazz standards and originals.


Selections will be announced from the stage.

Carmen Bradford/Edward Simon Ensemble
Carmen Bradford-Vocals*
Edward Simon-Piano*
Xander Johns-Saxophone (Seattle, WA)
Zoh Hamrick-Saxophone (Kentucky, TN)
Maia Nelson (Seattle, WA)
Eli Braddock ( Charleston, South Carolina)
Julian Esparza (San Diego, CA)
Julian Archer (Denver, CO)

RJAM Faculty Allstars
Carmen Bradford*
Warren Wolf*
Chad Lefkowitz-Brown*
Edward Simon*
Julian Lage*
Cris Carrera
Julian Archer

* denotes SFCM faculty

About the Side-by-Side Concert

The RJAM Side-by-Side Concert pairs select faculty from the Roots,Jazz and American Music Program (RJAM) at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music with their young artist proteges in a 90 minute presentation of originals and arrangements. The stellar faculty cast includes the SFJAZZ Collective's Warren Wolf, David Sanchez, Edward Simon, and Matt Brewer, along with luminaries Carmen Bradford, Julian Lage, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Mike Rodrigez, Steve Davis, Matt Wilson, Jason Hainsworth, Mario Guarneri, Carlos Caro, Simon Rowe and others.

About the Roots, Jazz, and American Music (RJAM) Program

In Fall 2017, the Roots, Jazz, and American Music (RJAM) program launched at SFCM with an inaugural class drawn from across the United States and overseas. A bachelor’s degree track that takes a holistic view of jazz from its inception to its current status, RJAM prepares the next generation of great jazz artists by partnering with the SFJAZZ Center, and its resident ensemble, the SFJAZZ Collective, along with other celebrated artist educators. Students in the RJAM program have the opportunity to perform in multiple venues in the Bay Area, and to collaborate and learn from some of the top jazz artists on the concert circuit today.