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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.

John Handy In 5 Songs

John Handy In 5 Songs

January 11, 2017

In recognition of John Handy’s lifetime of music, and in preparation for his Spotlight tribute concert on 1/22, we look back at five recordings that helped define his sound and his impact on jazz.

Joe Henderson In 5 Songs

Joe Henderson In 5 Songs

January 5, 2017

In honor of the sax giant's 80th birthday and a four-night Joe Henderson Festival April 20-23 at SFJAZZ,, we look back on his monumental career, focusing on five major musical milestones.

Terrace Martin

Terrace Martin's Top 5 Albums Of 2016

January 3, 2017

Multi-instrumentalist, rapper and producer Terrace Martin embodies today’s fertile ground between jazz and hip-hop. He shares his top 5 albums of 2016 before returning to SFJAZZ on January 5.

Tony Williams In 5 Songs

Tony Williams In 5 Songs

December 12, 2016

In commemoration of what would have been drumming legend Tony Williams’ 71st birthday, we look back at his momentous career of innovation and exploration. SFJAZZ presents a tribute to Williams on 1/19 as part of our Season 5 Celebration, curated by master drummer and Williams protégé Cindy Blackman-Santana.