he traditional “under the stars” screening closes the 12th season at Precita Park from 6:30-10 pm on September 12, 2015.
The long, flat expanse of grass is a comfortable viewing area for the night’s film line-up and preceding live music by the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco, a performing group of talented musicians ages 10 to 18. They play Latin jazz classics and original compositions at a level that has landed them gigs at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the KCSM Jazz Festival, KGO Radio, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF Museum of Modern Art, Paramount’s Great America and the world-renowned jazz club, Yoshi’s. Their mission is to preserve the traditions of Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban music by teaching it to youth and to create role models for aspiring student musicians. The group has won numerous performance awards and is honored to be Youth Artists-in-Residence at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival since 2005.