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Dining, Eat South: Charles Phan Expands His Empire

South: Charles Phan Expands His Empire

Chef Charles Phan had one word when Randall Kline, the founder of SF JAZZ, asked the Slanted Door chef to take over the café South at SF JAZZ's new permanent space on Franklin and Fell. "I said, 'No,'" Phan said.…
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Music, SFJAZZ Opens Its Hayes Valley Center with Transparent Intentions

SFJAZZ Opens Its Hayes Valley Center with Transparent Intentions

Randall Kline founded SFJAZZ 30 years ago, so he's had lots of time to consider how the perfect space for the organization would look. This week, with SFJAZZ opening the first standalone center for jazz on the West Coast, Kline's…
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News, Feature Not Your Parents' Jazz

Not Your Parents' Jazz

Jazz began as a live soundtrack for East St. Louis brothels and accompaniment for New Orleans funerals. Along the way it has engendered jive-talking hep cats, bongo-drumming beatniks, freeform fusionists, soulful mood-setters, and global groovemeisters. As a 20th-century creation, it…
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Pop Philosophy

I deride your truth-handling abilities Have you ever seen the movie Rashomon? In the film, a woman is raped and her husband is killed. The story is told four times by four separate people, and each time the details come…
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Music, Tenor of the Times

Tenor of the Times

Tradition for me, in jazz, is not with a capital T, and tradition also is not a backward-looking attitude," explains celebrated saxophonist Joshua Redman. "For me, tradition in jazz is a living, breathing thing. It's the language of jazz as…
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