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UnderCover

Playlist: UnderCover Presents

August 14, 2017

A sampler of all the incredible Bay Area bands taking part in the UnderCover / SFJAZZ series on August 17-20, curated by UnderCover's "executive music enabler" Lyz Luke.

A Look Back at Bitches Brew

August 14, 2017

On 8/19, SFJAZZ and Undercover Presents will showcase local artists Kev Choice, Broun Fellinis, PC Muñoz, and Allligator Spacewalk in a tribute to Miles Davis’ 1970 jazz/rock masterpiece "Bitches Brew." We take a look back at this legendary album.

Ray Charles

Ray Charles In 5 Songs

August 7, 2017

The “Genius of Soul” is nearly unsurpassed in his contribution to American music. We highlight five songs that span Ray Charles' prolific career, before the SFJAZZ -UnderCover Presents "singles" tribute concert featuring six Bay Area bands on August 17, part of a weeklong UnderCover series.

Playlist: Bitches Brew To Tutu

May 26, 2017

A curated playlist of classics from the Miles Electric era.

Dee Dee Bridgewater at SFJAZZ (Photo by Rick Swig)

Playlist: Many Sides of Dee Dee Bridgewater

August 17, 2017

Explore the many sides of Dee Dee Bridgewater in a curated playlist ahead of her four-night SFJAZZ residency on September 7-10 celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Horace Silver, Jospehine Baker and her hometown Memphis.

Playlist: Everybody Digs Bill Evans

August 16, 2017

A nod to Bill Evans's second album, released on Orrin Keepnews' Riverside label in 1959, "Everybody Digs Bill Evans" is a curated selection of the legendary pianist's most notable work.

Playlist: Horace Silver Songbook

August 16, 2017

A snapshot of the jazz giant's immense songbook, before Dee Dee Bridgewater's tribute on September 8, part of Opening Week of SFJAZZ's 2017-18 Season.

Kid Koala

Five Things To Know About "Scratchmaster General" Kid Koala

July 31, 2017

Get to know Canadian DJ, turntablist and musician Kid Koala before his live adapted graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall comes to SFJAZZ on August 10-13, featuring robot puppets, projected puppeteers, a string ensemble, and live DJ mixing by Eric himself.

Bringing "Nufonia Must Fall" to Life

July 31, 2017

For four nights next week, 8/10-13, Montreal based DJ and producer Kid Koala will present his multi-disciplinary, multimedia project Nufonia Must Fall. In advance of the shows, we take a closer look at this groundbreaking production.

We Travel the Space Ways: Afrofuturism in Music

July 27, 2017

As we await the touchdown of the Sun Ra Arkestra next week, we take a deeper look at “Afrofuturism,” the aesthetic the late composer and keyboardist pioneered in music.