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SFLINKS@SFJAZZ – The Keys to Wellness Concert w/ Esperanza Spalding


The Keys to Wellness Concert
w/ Esperanza Spalding

Sunday, November 22, 2:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Esperanza Spalding
Benefit Concert Series: The Keys to Wellness Concert  

The Keys to Wellness Concert

This benefit concert presented by The San Francisco Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will continue SF Links' tradition of promoting Jazz as an American art form, a healing force and experience for wellness. This intergenerational event creates a unique opportunity for our families, friends and community, as jazz music in all its dimensions is a holistic way to communicate and relate with one another; speaking to our hearts and our souls.

One of the highlights of this year’s event will be the presentation of the “2015 SFLinksConnect Awards” to London Breed, President, SF Board of Supervisors; Malia Cohen, Member, SF Board of Supervisors, District 10; and Natalie Baszile, novelist and author of “Queen Sugar” which is being adapted for a new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) drama series. The San Francisco Links are proud to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of these three exemplary African-American women.

Proceeds from this concert will further SFLinksConnect, our programming outreach through our signature leadership and education program, Mentoring Across the Miles, Liberia and preventive health and wellness program, Building Healthy Communities Together, in partnership with community organizations serving San Franciscans and beyond.

Hosted reception immediately following the concert.

For the Benefit of the Links Foundation, Incorporated

About Esperanza Spalding

Now in her second year as an SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director, bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding remains the most alluring ambassador in jazz, a spellbinding talent who has brought her sleek and soulful sound to a vast international audience. Her stunning breakthrough as the first jazz musician ever to win the coveted GRAMMY Award as Best New Artist 2011 is evidence that she has surpassed decades of barriers for women in jazz…becoming a role model for women’s empowerment for generations to come.
"Spalding has made her mark not just as a virtuoso jazz bassist or an effortlessly nimble singer but as an exotic hybrid of the two. " — The New York Times
"There are many gifted singers in jazz today, and no shortage of accomplished acoustic bass players. But few jazz artists can be both. " — NPR