Community Connections

Arts for Life’s Community Connections program offers arts experiences to our community through virtual programs, film screenings, talks, and concerts. Everyone is welcome to deepen their understanding of the world through these free and low-cost arts opportunities, and to enjoy a social occasion with other arts enthusiasts.

Community Connections Calendar

Members of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra on stage with their logo projected behind them.

Symphonic Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 8 p.m.

Tickets to the spring performance will be available online beginning Feb 12, 2024.

Celebrate the “Rhapsody in Blue” Centennial with the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra and very special guest, piano soloist Marcus Roberts. The evening will feature a pre-concert lecture with SJO Music Director Mitch Glickman and Marcus Roberts at 7 p.m., followed by a performance of Roberts’ extended version of “Rhapsody.” The concert opens with Darius Milhaud’s 1923 “La Creátion du Monde.” More.

Julie Keefe in a white-dotted top holding a microphone and singing

Julia Keefe Quartet

Friday, January 26, 2024 at 7 p.m.

“She gives me hope for the future of jazz.” – Judy Carmichael, NPR
Nationally acclaimed Native American jazz vocalist, actor, activist, and educator Julia Keefe (Nez Perce) honors the legacy of Indigenous contributions to jazz as her quartet perform fresh originals and swinging jazz favorites. More.

Virtual Shakespeare & Friends Aloud

Thursdays at 4 p.m. PT on Zoom

Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. More.


Past Arts for Life: Community Connections Opportunities