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Five Things To Know About Malika Tirolien

Five Things To Know About Malika Tirolien

June 13, 2017

Here's five things to know about Malika Tirolien, who fronts the newest Snarky Puppy project Bokanté, which kicks off its first-ever tour at SFJAZZ on June 16.

Fred Hersch’s Rich History of Collaboration

Fred Hersch’s Rich History of Collaboration

May 25, 2017

Over his four-decade career, Fred Hersch has proven to be one the most consistently inventive and versatile pianists and composers in jazz. With an eye to his duo performances with vocalist Kate McGarry and guitarist Julian Lage on 6/9, we look back at his rich history of duo collaboration.

New Faces of the San Francisco Jazz Festival

New Faces of the San Francisco Jazz Festival

May 24, 2017

The San Francisco Jazz Festival has always brought new blood to SFJAZZ's lineup, and the 35th annual Festival running June 6-18 is no exception. Here are nine young artists who make their SFJAZZ Center debut as a leader at this year's Festival.

Five Things To Know About Jake Shimabukuro

Five Things To Know About Jake Shimabukuro

May 22, 2017

Widely recognized as “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele,” Jake Shimabukuro has created an international fanbase as a sensational performer whose concerts (and viral videos) leave listeners awed, dazzled and delighted. Get to know to the ukulele master ahead of his performance at Davies Symphony Hall on June 11.

Five Things To Know About Yosvany Terry

Five Things To Know About Yosvany Terry

April 14, 2017

With the great Cuban-born saxophonist/percussionist Yosvany Terry joining Omar Sosa's JOG Trio for the first time at SFJAZZ on April 22, here are five things to know about an artist who "has helped redefine Latin jazz as a complex new idiom" (The New York Times).

Five Things To Know About Karsh Kale

Five Things To Know About Karsh Kale

March 29, 2017

Tabla player and composer Karsh Kale has collaborated with musicians including Herbie Hancock, Dave Douglas, Lenny Kravitz, Yoko Ono, Ravi Shankar, and others. For his performance as part of our Indian Connections week, Kale presents music from his Classical Science Fiction project. Here are five things to know about this prolific artist.

Aaron Parks In 5 Songs

Aaron Parks In 5 Songs

February 21, 2017

Pianist and composer Aaron Parks performs with his new trio including bassist Ben Street and veteran drummer Billy Hart on 2/25 as part of ECM Records Week, in a double bill with fellow ECM pianist Craig Taborn’s quartet. We take a look back at highlights from Parks’ impactful career.

Five Things To Know About Teju Cole

Five Things To Know About Teju Cole

February 3, 2017

One of the highlights of Vijay Iyer's first week as an SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director is his two-part collaboration with Teju Cole on 2/10, and here are five things you should know about this award-winning artist:

Recap: SFJAZZ Gala 2017 Honoring Zakir Hussain

Recap: SFJAZZ Gala 2017 Honoring Zakir Hussain

February 1, 2017

On January 18, 2017, the SFJAZZ Center filled with cultural and political leaders, celebrities, artists, and music enthusiasts to present Zakir Hussain with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award and celebrate our 5th Anniversary Season in the SFJAZZ Center.

Bobby Hutcherson In 5 Songs

Bobby Hutcherson In 5 Songs

January 17, 2017

SFJAZZ honors the music and memory of Bobby Hutcherson on January 21 in a concert curated by vibraphonist and Bobby’s successor in the SFJAZZ Collective, Stefon Harris. We look back at five pivotal recordings in Bobby's prolific and influential career.