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Ray Charles In 5 Songs

Ray Charles In 5 Songs

August 7, 2017

The “Genius of Soul” is nearly unsurpassed in his contribution to American music. We highlight five songs that span Ray Charles' prolific career, before the SFJAZZ -UnderCover Presents "singles" tribute concert featuring six Bay Area bands on August 17, part of a weeklong UnderCover series.

Five Things To Know About "Scratchmaster General" Kid Koala

Five Things To Know About "Scratchmaster General" Kid Koala

July 31, 2017

Get to know Canadian DJ, turntablist and musician Kid Koala before his live adapted graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall comes to SFJAZZ on August 10-13, featuring robot puppets, projected puppeteers, a string ensemble, and live DJ mixing by Eric himself.

Five Things To Know About Joan Soriano

Five Things To Know About Joan Soriano

July 7, 2017

Joan Soriano is the embodiment of bachata, a music traditional from his native Dominican Republic. Here's five things to know about Soriano before his SFJAZZ debut on July 20, part of the 2017 Summer Sessions.

11 Young Artists To Look Out For In The 2017-18 Season

11 Young Artists To Look Out For In The 2017-18 Season

June 27, 2017

With over 330, there's a lot to catch in SFJAZZ's mammoth 2017-18 Season. While we've brought back many fan favorites and SFJAZZ mainstays, there's also a ton of emerging artists who'll make their SFJAZZ debut (as a leader) this Season. Here's 11 to look out for!

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.