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Music, All Shook Down SFJAZZ Now Has a Permanent Home -- So What's it Doing With the Annual SFJAZZ Festival?

SFJAZZ Now Has a Permanent Home -- So What's it Doing With the Annual SFJAZZ Festival?

For 30 years, the nonprofit organization now known as SFJAZZ has curated the San Francisco Jazz Festival, an annual showcase of live performances by well-known artists, more obscure ones, and local acts at venues throughout the city over the course…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday: Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau Trade Solos at Herbst Theatre

Saturday: Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau Trade Solos at Herbst Theatre

Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau Oct. 24, 2011 @ Herbst Theatre Better than: Occupying Wall Street. As an art form, one of the strengths of jazz is its refusal to prioritize the individual over the group, even in the throes…
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Music, All Shook Down Sunday: Jazz Royal McCoy Tyner Showcases Coltrane at Herbst Theatre

Sunday: Jazz Royal McCoy Tyner Showcases Coltrane at Herbst Theatre

McCoy Tyner Oct. 16, 2011 Herbst Theatre Better than: Listening to a scratched up jazz record from the '60s for the thousandth time. When 72-year-old McCoy Tyner walked onstage, his steps were small and almost fragile. When he spoke, his…
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Music, All Shook Down Sunday: Wayne Shorter Pushes the Limits of Jazz, Music at Herbst Theatre

Sunday: Wayne Shorter Pushes the Limits of Jazz, Music at Herbst Theatre

Wayne Shorter Oct. 2, 2011 Herbst Theatre Better than: Listening to songs shorter than 40 minutes long. Stripped of his pen, notebook, and incredibly necessary glasses, the concert reviewer can't help but feel out of his element, totally unprepared to…
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Music, All Shook Down Sunday: Vinicius Cantuária Fittingly Inhabits a Museum

Sunday: Vinicius Cantuária Fittingly Inhabits a Museum

Vinicius Cantuária Sept. 25, 2011 @ Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor Better than: Admiring paintings by the Dutch and Flemish masters. For the uninitiated, the Florence Gould Theater sits in the basement of the Legion of Honor,…
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