As GLIDE’s premier fundraiser the Annual Holiday Jam is an evening of community-wide celebration, joyful music, delectable dining, and soul-stirring reflection and uplift, bringing together GLIDE’s existing supporters, allies, community-members, elected officials and other local luminaries.
We proudly invite you to join us at the GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam: Keep On, taking place on November 9, 2023 at The Masonic!
At this year’s GLIDE Holiday Jam, we will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Rev. Cecil Williams’ arrival to GLIDE with an all-star gathering led by illustrious songwriter and performer Valerie Simpson. Alongside the nationally renowned GLIDE Ensemble and the Change Band lead by Vernon Bush and Zoe Ellis, Simpson, and special guests blues guitarist, producer, composer, and philanthropist D’Wayne Wiggins (of Tony! Toni! Toné!); prolific R&B and soulful visionary Goapele; and captivating soul singer Martin Luther McCoy will share meaningful tributes to Cecil featuring the legendary music of Ashford & Simpson. KQED’s Priya David Clemens will be the evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies.