Spotlight: McCoy Tyner: Sold out!
Spotlight: McCoy Tyner
Following directly on the heels of Opening Night, Grand Opening Week 1 continues the musical “consecration” of the historic opening of the SFJAZZ Center with four evenings of concerts featuring many of the Opening Night artists – with more special guests joining in as the week progresses — often in once-in-a-lifetime collaborations.
The four nights are subtitled “Legacy” and a portion of each night will spotlight an aspect of SFJAZZ’s evolution. Our all-star SFJAZZ Collective will serve as “house band” for these first public performances which also include Mary Stallings, Joshua Redman and many more to be announced.
Piano legend McCoy Tyner has appeared on SFJAZZ stages no less than a dozen times over the last 30 years, in formats ranging from solo to big band to a special collaboration with tap dancer Savion Glover. Tyner first came to prominence as a member of tenor John Coltrane’s seminal 1960’s quartet leading to an incomparable career as a virtuoso pianist, bandleader and composer.
Resident Artistic Directors:
Miguel Zenón, David Sánchez,
Andre Hayward, Avishai Cohen,
Stefon Harris, Edward Simon,
Matt Penman, Jeff Ballard