Season 1: Europa

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Season 1: Piano

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The Season 1 lineup of pianists is in focus this week, containing some of the greatest artists of the instrument. The legendary McCoy Tyner performs all five nights during Grand Opening Week 1, followed by Latin jazz luminary and SFJAZZ Education Director Rebeca Mauleón's Afro Kuban Fusion during Grand Opening Week 2. The smoldering songcraft of singer and pianist Patricia Barber lights up the Center in March, and April brings four-night residencies by keyboard powerhouse Hiromi and jazz superstar Brad Mehldau. Acclaimed pianist and Resident Artistic Director Jason Moran wraps this series with his own four-night run in May.

Season 1: Voice

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Season 1: Strings

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Season 1: Swing

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A look at the Season 1 shows that celebrate the best of the Swing tradition. During our second Grand Opening week, we present the Jazz Mafia's Realistic Orchestra in a double bill with the acclaimed Montclair Women's Big Band, followed by local favorite Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers back-to-back with the superb Hot Club of San Francisco. Later in February comes saxophonist Scott Hamilton's hard-swinging quintet with guest tenor player Harry Allen, and Resident Artistic Director Jason Moran concludes the fun in May with his dance party tribute to Fats Waller featuring guest star Meshell Ndegeocello.

Season 1: Art of the Trio

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Season 1: Art of the Duo

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Season 1: Art of the Solo

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A look at the lineup of intimate solo shows scheduled for the first season at the SFJAZZ Center. Bass giant Dave Holland begins the action with his inimitable virtuoso style on February 7, followed with a turn by modern piano genius Brad Mehldau on April 25. Resident Artistic Director and acclaimed pianist Jason Moran presents a solo recital like no other on May 2, and banjo star Béla Fleck rounds out the season with a series of four solo performances, May 16 through 19.

Season 1: Afro-Cuban Events

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