On the Record: Kenny Barron
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3w ago
The third night of Kenny Barron’s residency features the pianist’s all-star quintet, the band featured on his 2018 Blue Note release Concentric Circles. Here’s a brief look at the album, the band, and the history of Barron’s use of the five-piece lineup ..read more
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Howard Wiley: Playing for the People
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3w ago
Staff Writer Richard Scheinin spoke to Resident Artistic Director Howard Wiley about his roots in the Black church, his jazz mentors, the Bay Area’s deep jazz history, and his upcoming residency (Feb. 3-4 and March 23 ..read more
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SFJAZZ Playlist: On-Demand Companion
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1M ago
From Dec. 8-17, SFJAZZ presents nearly a dozen holiday shows, connecting the dots between jazz and traditional music from around the globe. Staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to half a dozen of this year’s headliners ..read more
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SFJAZZ at home 2.0: Reaching Out to the globe
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1M ago
Singer-Songwriter Lisa Fischer and Ranky Tanky trumpeter Charlton Singleton speak to Terence Blanchard about the band's roots in Gullah music and Fischer's involvement with the documentary “20 Feet From Stardom ..read more
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SFJAZZ Playlist: Holiday Jazz
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2M ago
Bay Area pianist Adam Shulman's concerts devoted to the timeless Vince Guaraldi compositions from the soundtrack of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" have become a holiday tradition at SFJAZZ. We take a look back at the soundtrack recording ..read more
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SFJAZZ's Soundtrack for the season
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2M ago
Trumpeter, composer, and former SFJAZZ Collective member Etienne Charles sits down with Executive Artistic Director Terence Blanchard to discuss the cultural connections between Trinidad and New Orleans, and more ..read more
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5 Things You Should Know About Claudia Villela
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3M ago
In an interview broadcast last week on San Francisco's ABC7 News, journalist Kumasi Aaron sat down for a discussion with new SFJAZZ Executive Artistic Director Terence Blanchard and SFJAZZ Board Chair Denise Young ..read more
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SFJAZZ Playlist: Dorado Schmitt
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3M ago
Staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to founding SFJAZZ Coilective members Joshua Redman, Renee Rosnes, and Miguel Zenón along with current music director Chris Potter about what makes this ever-evolving ensemble so special ..read more
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The Transgenre Artistry of Veronica Swift
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3M ago
Blues legend Taj Mahal shares stories with SFJAZZ Executive Artistic Director Terence Blanchard, from Taj’s musical upbringing to the diverse range of influences that shaped his newest recording “Savoy ..read more
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On the Record: Lila Downs' La Sánchez
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4M ago
GRAMMY-winning vocalist Lila Downs brings a special night of music to the Paramount Theatre in Oakland on 10/15, celebrating Día de los Muertos. Here's a closer look at her new Sony Music release, La Sánchez ..read more
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