On The Corner

Connections: Miles From India

March 27, 2017

With the 10-year anniversary of Miles From India coming next year, an ensemble made up of both veterans from the original recording and masterful newcomers converge to continue the spirit of Belden’s inspired project, performing on 4/1. We take a closer look at several of these artists who had a direct connection with Miles Davis and/or Miles From India.

Yusef Lateef's "Eastern Sounds" album artwork

Playlist: East Meets West

January 12, 2017

With this week's 'Indian Connection' series at SFJAZZ (3/30–4/2) featuring Anoushka Shankar, Miles From India, Red Baraat and Karsh Kale, explore the most influential "East Meets West" collaborations in a curated playlist.

Shakti: Zakir Hussain with John McLaughlin

East Meets West: Indian Classical Music and Jazz

October 1, 2015

American jazz and South Asian classical music developed along similar pathways, evolving from the intertwining of sacred and secular traditions while valuing improvisation and the integration of sophisticated rhythmic concepts.

Playlist: 35th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival

March 28, 2017

To get your ears warmed up for the 35th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, we've picked 35 tracks representing the eclectic lineup, running from June 6-18, 2017.

Ornette Coleman, SFJAZZ Festival, 2007 (Photo by Sun Lee)

Playlist: Still Dreaming Of Ornette Coleman

March 22, 2017

Celebrate the music of Ornette Coleman, Old and New Dreams, and newer "points of departure" from Joshua Redman and company in this curated playlist, ahead of this week's four-night run with Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley and Brian Blade (aka Still Dreaming).

Taylor McFerrin

Behind The Sound: Taylor McFerrin's Curated Playlist

March 21, 2017

The cutting edge DJ, producer, keyboardist, beatboxer, and composer captures his many influences in a curated playlist "Behind The Sound," ahead of his two-night run (March 25-26) in SFJAZZ's intimate Joe Henderson Lab with young drum phenom Marcus Gilmore.

SFJAZZ High School All-Star alum Ruthie Price

Get To Know Bay Area Drum Talent Ruthie Price

March 21, 2017

In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to better acquaint you with one of the Bay Area’s major drum talents and SFJAZZ High School All-Star alum Ruthie Price.

Remembering Old & New Dreams

March 20, 2017

Still Dreaming, Joshua Redman’s new quartet project including Ron Miles, Scott Colley and Brian Blade, performs four shows this week. We look back at the band that inspired this collaboration and the legendary bandleader who originally brought them together.

SFJAZZ School Day Concert (Photo by Scott Chernis)

Broadcasting Harriet Tubman's Legacy Beyond SFJAZZ

March 16, 2017

In honor of Black History Month, SFJAZZ Education’s School Day Concert program presented award-winning bassist and bandleader Marcus Shelby, celebrating Harriet Tubman with 800 students in Miner Auditoirum, plus 470 students from schools across California engaged digitally through California’s Research & Education Network (CENIC).

A look back at Stan Getz’s Sweet Rain

March 14, 2017

For our March Hotplate, renowned Bay Area saxophonist Kristen Strom performs music from tenor legend Stan Getz’s 1967 Verve album Sweet Rain. We look back at this classic album.