Picks - Claire Phillips - F11 - Wayne Shorter

Ranking: 
1
Excerpt Body: 

Wayne Shorter is my favorite sax player EVER. But it's his beautifully constructed compositions that get more and more creative as time passes and evoke raw energy from his band. I saw him a few years ago and it was one of the best concerts I have ever been to. Hands down.

Fall 2011 Staff Picks

Rick Warren

As a House Manager, my picks are based on personal interaction with the artists. These are the Top 5 I look forward to working with again or meeting for the first time.

      Monday, October 10, 7:30pm      
      at Herbst Theatre

I'm not sure there's a more gracious artist working today. And Benny's quartet playing Monk's Dream at the Herbst will be a sweet sound.

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

My former jazzy roommate burned in to me the importance of this jazz giant. This legend is just too kewl for school.

      Thursday, September 22, 7:30pm      
      at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Tomasz and his hot band will bring a little tenderness to the JCCSF for sure!

      Sunday, November 13, 7:00pm      
      at Herbst Theatre

Anything Django is alright by me, and this is one of the music's masters.

      Sunday, December 18, 7:00pm      
      at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

I have his photo on my wall and dig the vibrato. Wore out my Neville Brothers cassettes back in the day.

Picks - Rick Warren - F11 - Aaron Neville

Ranking: 
5
Excerpt Body: 

I have his photo on my wall and dig the vibrato. Wore out my Neville Brothers cassettes back in the day.

Picks - Rick Warren - F11 - Dorado Schmitt

Ranking: 
4
Event Pick: 
Excerpt Body: 

Anything Django is alright by me, and this is one of the music's masters.

Picks - Rick Warren - F11 - Tomasz Stanko

Ranking: 
3
Event Pick: 
Excerpt Body: 

Tomasz and his hot band will bring a little tenderness to the JCCSF for sure!

Picks - Rick Warren - F11 - Ahmad Jamal

Ranking: 
2
Excerpt Body: 

My former jazzy roommate burned in to me the importance of this jazz giant. This legend is just too kewl for school.

Picks - Rick Warren - F11 - Benny Green

Ranking: 
1
Event Pick: 
Excerpt Body: 

I'm not sure there's a more gracious artist working today. And Benny's quartet playing Monk's Dream at the Herbst will be a sweet sound.

Mary Mary — CANCELLED

Mary Mary

Committed

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

Mary Mary — CANCELLED
The Holiday Gospel Show Series: Soulful Singers  

Mary Mary — CANCELLED

Mary Mary

Committed

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

Committed — CANCELLED
The Holiday Gospel Show Series: Soulful Singers  

RK pick #5

Ranking: 
5
Excerpt Body: 

Solo and in duet with bassist Larry Grenadier, this is a rare opportunity to hear a jazz guitar virtuoso in such an intimate setting.

RK pick #4

Ranking: 
4
Event Pick: 
Excerpt Body: 

The Brazilian superstar, with over 20 million albums sold, returns to her samba roots, with her new project, Canibalia. This is her first Bay Area appearance in over five years.

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