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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • The long-awaited SFJAZZ Center opened in Hayes Valley with a debut concert that featured jazz greats McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, and more. Thanks to live radio broadcasts and an NPR web stream, the sound of the center's opening…
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Music, All Shook Down SFJAZZ Announces Lineup For First Concert at New HQ, Feat. McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, and Bill Cosby?

SFJAZZ Announces Lineup For First Concert at New HQ, Feat. McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, and Bill Cosby?

A few months ago, we updated you on the progress of construction over at 205 Franklin Street -- the fancy new headquarters of SFJAZZ -- which is set to open on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Jan., 21, 2013. Today,…
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Music, All Shook Down SFJAZZ Announces Spring Gala

SFJAZZ Announces Spring Gala

The city's premier jazz organization, SFJAZZ  has announced their annual spring gala, "The Real McCoy," which takes place April 25 at the Four Seasons hotel. The event, a benefit for SFJAZZ' artistic and education programs, features legendary pianist McCoy Tyner,…
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Music, Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner keeps questing.

Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner keeps questing.

There's no shortage of rock musicians trundling right past retirement age without hanging it up. They're often content to satisfy fans with rote deliveries of greatest hits that have more to do with muscle memory than with inspiration. Conversely, jazz…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tap Out

Tap Out

Jazz and tap dancing have had a long history of cross-pollination and creative symbiosis, from vaudeville all the way up to the avant-garde dueling of guitarist Derek Bailey and tap dancer Will Gaines. One could hardly choose more adept and…
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Music, Hear This The subtle arithmetic of My Morning Jacket

The subtle arithmetic of My Morning Jacket

Imagine leaving an iconic-during-its-heyday band — jazz pianist McCoy Tyner did exactly that, departing the John Coltrane Quartet in the mid-1960s. With his pioneering, harrowing style, Coltrane was virtually deified, but his overall methodology — increasingly "out," way beyond conventional…
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Riff Raff

War of Words Last Tuesday night, Feb. 2, "Trannyshack" hosted its second annual "Wetback Nite" at the Stud. The unusual party motif was conceived by a self-identified queer Latino named Lady Sergio who joined with Hecklina -- producer of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday january 3 Toru Toru Toru A sound design pioneer in the '50s and '60s, Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu has scored more than 90 films, including Woman of the Dunes and Akira Kurosawa's Ran. "My music is composed as if…
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