This is shaping up to be another outstanding festival -- from jazz icons to local heroes. Here are my top picks:
She continues to amaze, redefine and challenge expectations. It's wonderful to see her get the broad recognition she deserves. And good to know SFJAZZ was presenting her 'back in the day.'
Mimi Fox Trio
A local hero who remains one of the finest contemporary jazz guitarists on the scene.
Another local hero. The special treat here is that Benny will be performing on Monk's birthday, in his honor.
First, it's pretty great that SFJAZZ presents India.Arie. To present her with Idan Raichel, the Israeli keyboardist, showcasing their new collaboration is inspired.
Booker T. is a seminal influence in soul music. And now he's put out new music. Well worth seeing what he's been up to.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. What a perfect treat to hear his gorgeous music in this lovely intimate venue.
A living icon, embodying globalism long before it was fashionable. Can't miss a chance to experience first-hand the stunning virtuosity that has inspired and influenced music and culture around the world.
An exhilarating demonstration of the creative freedom made possible from exceptional control. If he can do that with his body, what else don't we know we're capable of?
David Binney Quartet
You had me at Dan Weiss on drums.
Mastery, elegance, innovation. A consummate artist and simply a joy to hear.
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