Picks - Rick Warren - F11 - Aaron Neville

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5
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I have his photo on my wall and dig the vibrato. Wore out my Neville Brothers cassettes back in the day.

Picks - Rick Warren - F11 - Dorado Schmitt

Ranking: 
4
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Anything Django is alright by me, and this is one of the music's masters.

Picks - Rick Warren - F11 - Tomasz Stanko

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3
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Tomasz and his hot band will bring a little tenderness to the JCCSF for sure!

Picks - Rick Warren - F11 - Ahmad Jamal

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2
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My former jazzy roommate burned in to me the importance of this jazz giant. This legend is just too kewl for school.

Picks - Rick Warren - F11 - Benny Green

Ranking: 
1
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I'm not sure there's a more gracious artist working today. And Benny's quartet playing Monk's Dream at the Herbst will be a sweet sound.

RK pick #5

Ranking: 
5
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Solo and in duet with bassist Larry Grenadier, this is a rare opportunity to hear a jazz guitar virtuoso in such an intimate setting.

RK pick #4

Ranking: 
4
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The Brazilian superstar, with over 20 million albums sold, returns to her samba roots, with her new project, Canibalia. This is her first Bay Area appearance in over five years.

RK pick #3

Ranking: 
3
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A true American icon. He was instrumental (!) in defining R&B at Stax/Volt. You'll hear "Green Onions" and music from his latest album, The Road From Memphis

RK pick #2

Ranking: 
2
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Chamber jazz of the highest order. Long-time collaborators in a rare duo setting. West Coast debut.

RK pick #1

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1
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Serbo-Croatian Bregovic brings his wild pan-Balkan Weddings and Funerals Orchestra back to SFJAZZ. The last performance had 3,000 people up dancing. This is a happening. Like nothing you've seen or heard.