In celebration of the exhibition The Art of Romare Bearden, SFMOMA will offer a series of Sunday jazz brunches in partnership with SFJAZZ—the San Francisco Jazz Organization. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous buffet brunch of traditional Southern fare infused with the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance while listening to live jazz by some of the Bay Area’s top performers.
Jazz musicians have frequently inspired and been inspired by visual artists. The affinity that Romare Bearden (1911–1988)—one of the most vibrant and visionary American painters of the twentieth century—felt for jazz music is reflected in many of his paintings and collages currently on view at SFMOMA.
Caterer Betty Zlatchin is basing her creations on recipes from the cookbook What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking, believed to be the first cookbook by an African American and perhaps the only one by a former slave. It was first published in 1881 in San Francisco by Abby Fisher, a caterer to the city’s elite. The menu will include scrambled eggs with chives; French toast with powdered sugar and orange maple syrup; southern-style baked ham with cloves, apricots and pineapple; homemade biscuits and cornbread twists; and sweet potato pie, pecan pie, and chocolate layer cake by Beth’s Fine Desserts, Inc.
Sundays, March 14 through May 9
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. seatings, one set of music per seating
March 14—Kim Nalley
March 21—Kim Nalley
March 28—Brenda Boykin and the Eric Swinderman Quartet
April 4—Brenda Boykin’s Home Cookin’
April 11—Jules Broussard Quintet
April 18—Khalil Shaheed Quintet
April 25—Howard Wiley Quintet
May 2—Marcus Shelby Trio
May 9—Le Jazz Hot, the quartet of the Hot Club of San Francisco
SFMOMA, 151 Third Street, San Francisco
$30 general; $25 SFMOMA members, students with ID, and seniors; $10 children 12 and under. Tickets include Museum admission and are available at the Museum with no surcharge or online at ticketweb.com.
Sunday Jazz Brunch is sponsored by Banana Republic.