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Music, Reviewed SFJAZZ Collective

SFJAZZ Collective

Saxophonist Joshua Redman hopes to build his legacy by mainstreaming the music of the jazz adventurers of the '50s and '60s. For his sophomore recording with the SFJAZZ Collective, a repertory ensemble sponsored by SFJAZZ — one of the nation's…
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Music, The Insiders Take It Out

The Insiders Take It Out

Joshua Redman's five-year stint as artistic director for SFJAZZ's spring season has turned out to be a sweet gig. Not only does the celebrated saxophonist now have the clout to book an unprecedented number of jazz's top new-school innovators on…
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Music, Hear This The Week's Can't-Miss Performance

The Week's Can't-Miss Performance

Born and raised amongst brass bands on the legendary streets of the French Quarter, 28-year-old Nicholas Payton blows his horn with the vibrant energy of the original New Orleans jazz artists. Dearly departed old-timer Doc Cheatham -- who traded hot…
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Mark Elf Trickynometry (Jen Bay Jazz) Mark Elf is one of those people who seem to think in music. Hiply articulate, the jazz guitarist, currently with the mainstream bebop Heath Brothers band, speaks with the accents and emphasis and enthusiasm…
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