San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Festival 2018

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The exciting 2018 edition of San Francisco's long running Fillmore Jazz Festival took place over the June 30-July 1 weekend. This year's 34th edition of the SFFJF featured an extensive artist line up that included: Kim Nalley, Groove 8, Pamela Rose Presents Blues Is A Woman; Lloyd Gregory and Friends, Lavay Smith & The Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Lori Carsillo and Project Pimento, Dred Scott Trio with Kenny Brooks; Terrie Odabi, Josh Jones Latin All Stars, Claudia Villela, LehCats, Mofessionals Reunion, the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra with Kenny Washington, Alphabet Soup Reunion, David Parker Sextet, Joshi Marshall and Marshall Arts Reunion, New Blue Soul Jazz, Groove Riders, and the always popular swing dance instructions.

The festival's multiple stages covered twelve blocks in the historic Fillmore district and hosted a wide selection of arts & craft booths, along with international food and drinks. This free festival is a summer Bay Area highlight and consistently draws visitors from around the world.
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