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Music, All Shook Down MLK — As Read By Bay Area Musicians — On the Importance Of Jazz

MLK — As Read By Bay Area Musicians — On the Importance Of Jazz

Should you need a reminder that the fight for social justice has always been intertwined with music, you'd be hard pressed to find a better, more succinctly eloquent authority on the matter than Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech about…
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Music, Hear This Bassekou Kouyate: Show Preview

Bassekou Kouyate: Show Preview

The West African spike lute or "ngoni" has a history dating back to the 14th century, but Malian griot Bassekou Kouyaté has built a reputation for pushing the ancient instrument into fresh new territory. A virtuoso player who has been…
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Music, Your Resident Latin Expert: John Santos' New SFJAZZ Series

Your Resident Latin Expert: John Santos' New SFJAZZ Series

A conversation with John Santos is like sitting in on a dynamic college course on Afro-Latin music — but there are no lulls and no test afterward. Watch Santos perform live on conga drums with a full band of horn…
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Music, Hear This Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout: Show Preview

Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout: Show Preview

Mark Hummel's annual harmonica blowout is a celebration of blues harp that's attained an almost legendary status over its 23-year run. The revue's debut performance at SFJAZZ will showcase one of the strongest lineups Hummel's ever put together. The cast…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sound the Trumpet

Sound the Trumpet

"Born into poverty in Cuba and held back by his government, he risked everything to share his gifts with the world." The words of Barack Obama filled the White House last month when he awarded the Presidential Medal of…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: S.F. as a Jazz Mecca, Tickets to the Bay Brewed, the Beastie Boys and Copyright Infringement, and More

Music Links: S.F. as a Jazz Mecca, Tickets to the Bay Brewed, the Beastie Boys and Copyright Infringement, and More

Win tickets to the Bay Brewed, the only Bay Area festival that lets us express exactly how much we like local…
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Calendar, Night&Day Not That Kind of Cheek-Slapping

Not That Kind of Cheek-Slapping

Do you have music in your body? Not just hiccups or intestinal swish or the gulp in your throat when you swallow — we mean the toe-tapping, the heel-stomping, the thigh-slapping, the hollow drum of taut cheeks played right.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hip hop ya don't stop

Hip hop ya don't stop

Les Twins manage a feat that is rare in hip-hop dance: they keep it real and pay the bills. Known for their intensity and unique ability to finish each other's moves on the spot, Les Twins have performed on…
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Calendar, Night&Day Poems for Jazzbos

Poems for Jazzbos

The new SFJAZZ Center, which opened in January, is putting on its first annual Poetry Festival, curated by SFJAZZ Poet Laureate Ishmael Reed. Spanning four days, the festival includes performances by premier Bay Area poets, many of whom will…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Place to Hear Jazz

For 30 years, ever since founding the San Francisco Jazz Center, Randall Kline wanted a home base. Now, he's got it, with the country's first standalone jazz center. Kline worked with a theater designer, sound engineer and an architect to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Jazz on the Half Pipe

Jazz on the Half Pipe

When we think skateboard soundtrack, bands like JFA and RKL still immediately spring to mind. Early on, the speed and rebellion of punk were the aural embodiment of the skaters’ innate disregard for life and limb. But recently, we saw…
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Music, Hear This Bill Frisell: Show Preview

Bill Frisell: Show Preview

It's one of the most famous magazine stories ever published, and one of the most hilarious and penetrating pieces of gonzo journalism — and now, Hunter S. Thompson's The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved is coming to life off…
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Calendar, Night&Day Whiskey Gentry

Whiskey Gentry

While we don’t typically recommend a rainbowed handful of uppers, downers, laughers, and screamers, you might want to consider it for Bill Frisell’s musical adaptation of Hunter Thompson’s infamous story, The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, the article which…
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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 We Review the SFJAZZ Center's Opening Night Concert Via Web Stream

We Review the SFJAZZ Center's Opening Night Concert Via Web Stream

SFJAZZ Opening Night Concert with McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Bill Frisell, Bill Cosby, and more Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 SFJAZZ Center via NPR web stream Despite not having had regular employment for the last year or so, I have had…
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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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