The official Dedication Ceremony will take place Thursday, August 14th at 6:30pm and will feature SFJAZZ co-founder Randall Kline, Joe Henderson's two sons Malcolm Daniel and Kim Vasquez, as well as NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson and others. Patrons that hold tickets to that evening's 7pm show are invited to show up early for this special event.
Mel Martin plays Joe Henderson's 'Page One'
Joe Henderson's 'Page One'
To formally dedicate our 100-seat Joe Henderson Lab, named for the iconic saxophonist and longtime San Francisco resident, we are pleased to present a week of performances that pay tribute to many of the greatest recorded moments in his illustrious career. Each night, the Bay Area’s best jazz artists will recreate music from Henderson’s life, both his own albums as well as records by other jazz legends that benefitted from his singular genius. The week will also feature special guests and other surprises!
On Thursday, saxophone great and Joe Henderson collaborator Mel Martin presents the music of Henderson’s 1963 debut, Page One, a landmark session and a remarkably self-assured first statement as a bandleader. Page One boasts an impressive band made up of trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Butch Warren and drummer Pete LaRoca, and contains a pair of tunes that have become timeless standards in the jazz repertoire and songs forever associated with Henderson, Dorham’s “Blue Bossa” and Henderson’s own bossa-tinged classic, “Recorda Me.”