Picks - Allison Blomerth - S2 - Hiromi

Ranking: 
4
Event Pick: 
Excerpt Body: 

I'm kicking myself for missing this show last season. Everyone is still talking about her killer performance!

Picks - Allison Blomerth - S2 - Bobby Hutcherson

Ranking: 
3
Excerpt Body: 

Always a heartfelt and emotional performance from vibraphone legend Bobby Hutcherson. And he's joined by three jazz greats, Sanborn, DeFrancesco and Hart.

Picks - Allison Blomerth - S2 - Cameron Carpenter

Ranking: 
2
Excerpt Body: 

When Season 2 was announced, this show stood out as a must-see. This is his SFJAZZ debut, and if there is any instrument that can go deep into your soul and give you chills, it's the organ (also, sequined shirts). 

Picks - Allison Blomerth - S2 - Robert Glasper

Ranking: 
1
Excerpt Body: 

No way you can sit still in your seat for Robert Glasper…he's groovin' the entire show, and you'll have Black Radio on repeat for weeks.

Fall 2011 Staff Picks

Jen Utsey

      Saturday, December 10, 8:00pm      
      at Herbst Theatre

In the day when I was a novice relative to JAZZ... I still liked Ahmad Jamal... I had no clue as to what I was listening to but, it was intoxicating, I can't believe that after all these years things have just mellowed....

      Saturday, December 17, 8:00pm      
      at Paramount Theatre

I am a God fearing woman who loves to show my true SPIRIT...and Mary Mary gets down like I do...HEY!

      Thursday, October 27, 7:30pm      
      at YBCA Forum

All I'm sayin' is, Everybody's talking bout the 7th son....

           

Okay, I just took those DARN braids outta my hair.... Now I know what Indie was really alluding to!!! I AM NOT MY HAIR!

      Saturday, September 17, 8:00pm      
      at Herbst Theatre

"Green Onions" still taste good mixed in with turnip and mustard greens and a piece of hot water cornbread! Y'all just don't understand....

Picks - Jen Utsey - F11 - Booker T

Ranking: 
5
Event Pick: 
Excerpt Body: 

"Green Onions" still taste good mixed in with turnip and mustard greens and a piece of hot water cornbread! Y'all just don't understand....

Picks - Jen Utsey - F11 - India.Arie

Ranking: 
4
Excerpt Body: 

Okay, I just took those DARN braids outta my hair.... Now I know what Indie was really alluding to!!! I AM NOT MY HAIR!

Picks - Jen Utsey - F11 - Mose Allison

Ranking: 
3
Event Pick: 
Excerpt Body: 

All I'm sayin' is, Everybody's talking bout the 7th son....

Picks - Jen Utsey - F11 - Mary Mary

Ranking: 
2
Event Pick: 
Excerpt Body: 

I am a God fearing woman who loves to show my true SPIRIT...and Mary Mary gets down like I do...HEY!

Picks - Jen Utsey - F11 - Ahmad Jamal

Ranking: 
1
Excerpt Body: 

In the day when I was a novice relative to JAZZ... I still liked Ahmad Jamal... I had no clue as to what I was listening to but, it was intoxicating, I can't believe that after all these years things have just mellowed....

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