When: Sun., Jan. 18, 2 p.m. 2015
Chapel of the Chimes is a treasure — to the friends and families of its deceased inhabitants, to local residents on a casual stroll, and to music fans as well. Designed in the early nineteenth century by Julia Morgan, a San Francisco-born architect and engineer whose education and career paved the way for women in the field, the columbarium features a labyrinthine, ascending floor plan in which galleries and nooks feature rows of book-shaped urns — a visual metaphor for the lives that comprise the annals of history. It’s also the site of the Garden of Memory, an annual summer solstice event in which dozens of musicians perform throughout the space simultaneously. It’s one of the area’s most wondrous musical traditions. Throughout the year, Chapel of the Chimes hosts other music events, often featuring vocalists and small ensembles as part of the Jazz at the Chimes series. One such event occurs on Sunday, when trumpeter Erik Jekabson’s quintet is set to grace the space.