north beach jazz fest

NBJazz Washington Square Park, 2009
NBJazz Washington Square Park, 2009

For more than a decade, North Beach Jazz Fest was the Soul of San Francisco. Created by jazz aficionados Alistair Monroe and Herve Ernest, and managed by Sunset Promotions, the festival celebrated the rich cultural heritage of North Beach. Featuring concerts in Washington Square, Coit Tower and the many clubs and bars of North Beach, NBJF was a local institution. Hundreds of bands, artists, djs and poets graced the stages over the years including such legends as Carlos Santana, Bobby Hutcherson, Pancho Sanchez, the Headhunters, Roy Ayers, Pharoah Sanders, Pucho & his Latin Soul Brothers, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, the Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, John Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Bitter:Sweet, the Breakestra, all of the many sides of The Jazz Mafia and frequent festival residents Mingus Amungus and Marcus Shelby.

North Beach Jazz is on an indefinite hiatus.

Underwriting opportunities are available for interested parties. Click here

Please do not send artist booking inquiries. 

Jazz on Coit 2001 - photo by Scott Chernis
Carlos Santana & Benny Reitveld lead Bitches Brew on Miles Davis 75th Birthday at Jazz on Coit 2001 – photo by Scott Chernis
Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra - NBJF 2004
Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra – NBJF 2004
Masters of Groove - Grant Green Jr, Bernard Purdie, Reuben Wilson (with Zigaboo Modeliste in the wings) - NBJF 2004
Masters of Groove – Grant Green Jr, Bernard Purdie, Reuben Wilson (with Zigaboo Modeliste in the wings) – NBJF 2004

 

Jesus Diaz y FolkCuba @ Church of St Francis of Asisi 2004 - Photo - Scott Chernis
Jesus Diaz y FolkCuba @ Church of St Francis of Asisi 2004 – Photo – Scott Chernis
Jazz on Grant
Jazz on Grant