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15 Saxophone Albums You Should Hear
December 14, 2018

15 Saxophone Albums You Should Hear

For the better part of a century, the sound of jazz has been inseparable from the sound of the saxophone. Journalist Richard Scheinin picks 15 essential saxophone albums that have carried the music forward: from Lester Young to Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and beyond.

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15 Jazz Piano Albums You Should Hear
December 6, 2018

15 Jazz Piano Albums You Should Hear

In keeping with our theme of quintessential jazz albums, we present this sampling of some of the music’s iconic piano masters in an array of formats - from solo piano to intimate duos, trios and larger ensembles.

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15 Saxophone Albums You Should Hear
December 14, 2018

15 Saxophone Albums You Should Hear

For the better part of a century, the sound of jazz has been inseparable from the sound of the saxophone. Journalist Richard Scheinin picks 15 essential saxophone albums that have carried the music forward: from Lester Young to Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and beyond.

Read
15 Jazz Piano Albums You Should Hear
December 6, 2018

15 Jazz Piano Albums You Should Hear

In keeping with our theme of quintessential jazz albums, we present this sampling of some of the music’s iconic piano masters in an array of formats - from solo piano to intimate duos, trios and larger ensembles.

Read
Wise Beyond His Years: Joey Alexander Plays From The Heart
November 21, 2018

Wise Beyond His Years: Joey Alexander Plays From The Heart

15-year-old piano sensation Joey Alexander stresses freedom, spirituality and devotion to the music ahead of his four nights at SFJAZZ (Dec. 13-16), which features a new trio and special guest, saxophonist Chris Potter.

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"Playing Changes": Five Albums That Got Away
December 11, 2018

"Playing Changes": Five Albums That Got Away

Jazz writer, critic and broadcaster Nate Chinen shares five albums released since August, when his new book "Playing Changes" was published, that build on the scope of the book, before he joins SFJAZZ founder and executive artistic director Randall Kline in a SFJAZZ Listening Party on December 17.

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Wise Beyond His Years: Joey Alexander Plays From The Heart
November 21, 2018

Wise Beyond His Years: Joey Alexander Plays From The Heart

15-year-old piano sensation Joey Alexander stresses freedom, spirituality and devotion to the music ahead of his four nights at SFJAZZ (Dec. 13-16), which features a new trio and special guest, saxophonist Chris Potter.

Read
"Playing Changes": Five Albums That Got Away
December 11, 2018

"Playing Changes": Five Albums That Got Away

Jazz writer, critic and broadcaster Nate Chinen shares five albums released since August, when his new book "Playing Changes" was published, that build on the scope of the book, before he joins SFJAZZ founder and executive artistic director Randall Kline in a SFJAZZ Listening Party on December 17.

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Tony Williams In Five Songs
December 12, 2018

Tony Williams In Five Songs

In commemoration of drumming legend Tony Williams’ birthday, we look back at his momentous career of innovation and exploration.

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Designed To Connect: Inside The Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ
December 3, 2018

Designed To Connect: Inside The Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ

Programming has more than doubled in the "small room," the Joe Henderson Lab since the SFJAZZ Center first opened. Journalist Richard Scheinin explores the evolution of the intimate space, speaking with Taylor McFerrin, Adam Theis, Tiffany Austin Music, Howard Wiley, and many other artists who've performed in it, and how the room helps connect audiences with the music, by design.

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Tony Williams In Five Songs
December 12, 2018

Tony Williams In Five Songs

In commemoration of drumming legend Tony Williams’ birthday, we look back at his momentous career of innovation and exploration.

Listen
Designed To Connect: Inside The Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ
December 3, 2018

Designed To Connect: Inside The Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ

Programming has more than doubled in the "small room," the Joe Henderson Lab since the SFJAZZ Center first opened. Journalist Richard Scheinin explores the evolution of the intimate space, speaking with Taylor McFerrin, Adam Theis, Tiffany Austin Music, Howard Wiley, and many other artists who've performed in it, and how the room helps connect audiences with the music, by design.

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Maceo Parker: 98% Funky Stuff
December 10, 2018

Maceo Parker: 98% Funky Stuff

Great bandleaders hire great musicians. Miles Davis hired Wayne Shorter. James Brown hired Maceo Parker.

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Joey Alexander: Seven Big Moments
December 4, 2018

Joey Alexander: Seven Big Moments

We take a look at seven big moments that contributed to the young pianist’s emergence, before performs at SFJAZZ in December 13-16 with his trio featuring Kris Funn and Kendrick Scott, plus special guest, saxophonist Chris Potter.

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Maceo Parker: 98% Funky Stuff
December 10, 2018

Maceo Parker: 98% Funky Stuff

Great bandleaders hire great musicians. Miles Davis hired Wayne Shorter. James Brown hired Maceo Parker.

Read
Joey Alexander: Seven Big Moments
December 4, 2018

Joey Alexander: Seven Big Moments

We take a look at seven big moments that contributed to the young pianist’s emergence, before performs at SFJAZZ in December 13-16 with his trio featuring Kris Funn and Kendrick Scott, plus special guest, saxophonist Chris Potter.

Watch