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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.

Anahata: Zakir Hussain and the "un-struck sound"

Anahata: Zakir Hussain and the "un-struck sound"

February 7, 2017

A short film celebrating world music icon Zakir Hussain, directed by Anisa Qureshi (Zakir's daughter), featuring interviews with Vijay Iyer, Eric Harland, Bela Fleck, Mickey Hart, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Charles Lloyd and many others.

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

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.