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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

With a Spotlight concert curated by Joshua Redman and devoted to Henderson’s music coming up in January, we look back on his monumental career, focusing on five major musical milestones.

Video: How tabla master Zakir Hussain first discovered jazz

Video: How tabla master Zakir Hussain first discovered jazz

December 28, 2016

Tabla master, 2017 SFJAZZ Gala honoree Zakir Hussain recalls his first encounters with jazz in India, and his first collaborations with American jazz artists after moving to Marin County 45 years ago

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.

Judith Hill In 5 Songs

Judith Hill In 5 Songs

December 7, 2016

With singer-songwriter Judith Hill performing in a bill with funk legend Maceo Parker for New Years at the SFJAZZ Center, we look at her remarkable career through five songs, from her work with Michael Jackson and Prince, to her solo performances on The Voice and 20 Feet From Stardom.

Zakir Hussain: Five Key Collaborations

Zakir Hussain: Five Key Collaborations

January 9, 2017

Zakir Hussain has made many historic and groundbreaking contributions in music. Here's a look at five key collaborations throughout his career as we honor the world music icon, tabla master and longtime Bay Area resident with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 SFJAZZ Gala on January 18.

In His Own Words: Bobby Hutcherson

In His Own Words: Bobby Hutcherson

August 19, 2016

In 2014, we were fortunate enough to sit down with the late vibraphone legend, and ask him questions ranging from his longtime association with Blue Note Records, listening to yourself and (as Dexter Gordon would say) "the thrill of playing."

Women Who Play

Women Who Play

July 12, 2016

Hear from several young women in the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars about what initially interested them in jazz, what propelled them forward, and what they love most about playing.

Video: The Many Sides of Vince Guaraldi

Video: The Many Sides of Vince Guaraldi

June 15, 2016

The only student of Bay Area piano legend Vince Guaraldi, Larry Vuckovich presents "The Many Sides of Vince Guaraldi" – a repertoire of Guaraldi’s timeless music including a selection of his Peanuts soundtrack classics as well as “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” and more on June 19 at the SFJAZZ Center.