Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy

SFJAZZ Center
Season 5 Celebration
SFJAZZ Gala & All-Star Concerts
JAN 16-22

Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra

SFJAZZ Center
Season 5 Celebration
SFJAZZ Gala & All-Star Concerts
JAN 16-22

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra
Rova Saxophone Quartet

SFJAZZ Center
Season 5 Celebration
SFJAZZ Gala & All-Star Concerts
JAN 16-22

Rova Saxophone Quartet
Lavay Smith

SFJAZZ Center
Season 5 Celebration
SFJAZZ Gala & All-Star Concerts
JAN 16-22

Lavay Smith
John Santos

SFJAZZ Center
Season 5 Celebration
SFJAZZ Gala & All-Star Concerts
JAN 16-22

John Santos

Season 5 Celebration

SEASON 5 CELEBRATION - WEEK 2

JAZZ IN THE CITY
Bay Area's best musicians performing in large group settings.

Tommy Igoe
Thursday, January 26, 7:30pm

Led by one of the most in-demand drummers and educators in the world, the hard-hitting Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy band includes members of Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Tower of Power, and the Doobie Brothers. The band has established a devoted following for their superb musicianship and unique, fresh arrangements of material from the big band canon, with the powerhouse drumming of the leader at the heart of it all.

Friday, January 27, 7:30pm

Nobody plays classic jump-blues and jazz with more punch and authority than Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. Fronted by the sultry Smith, an alluring singer whose style draws on Dinah Washington and Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Little Esther Phillips, the band performs tasty arrangements of tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s, as well as original numbers.

Saturday, January 28, 7:30pm

Percussion great John Santos and his longstanding Afro-Cuban sextet return to pay tribute to the Bay Area artists who have helped enrich local culture. For this exclusive event, vocalist Maria Marquez, multi-instrumentalist Jose Roberto Hernandez, and a pair of young siblings who are making great waves in jazz, pianist Samora Pinderhughes and flutist, vocalist, and SFJAZZ High School alum Elena Pinderhughes, join the band.

Sunday, January 29, 7:30pm

A treasured Bay Area ensemble whose connection to SFJAZZ goes back to the second Jazz in the City festival in 1984, the Rova Saxophone Quartet has consistently explored the fertile territory at the edges of composition and improvisation. In a reprise of their 2005 performance celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Coltrane’s ecstatic masterpiece Ascension, Rova revisits their electrified re-imagining of the work with a number of guests artists.