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May 28, 2020

Chucho Valdés and Irakere: A Musical Revolution

We can’t wait for tomorrow’s Fridays at Five streaming concert with piano master Chucho Valdés and the latest iteration of his iconic band, Irakere 45. Here’s a deep dive by staff writer Richard Scheinin about Valdés, the origin and history of the band, and the impact that the music had on Bay Area Latin jazz luminary and our Director of Education, Rebeca Mauleón.

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Irakere
May 26, 2020

11 Irakere & Chucho Valdés Songs You Must Hear

SFJAZZ Director of Education and pianist Rebeca Mauleón lists 11 of her top Chucho Valdés and Irakere recordings, in no particular order, ahead of this week's Fridays at Five streaming concert featuring Chucho Valdés and Irakere 45.

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May 28, 2020

Chucho Valdés and Irakere: A Musical Revolution

We can’t wait for tomorrow’s Fridays at Five streaming concert with piano master Chucho Valdés and the latest iteration of his iconic band, Irakere 45. Here’s a deep dive by staff writer Richard Scheinin about Valdés, the origin and history of the band, and the impact that the music had on Bay Area Latin jazz luminary and our Director of Education, Rebeca Mauleón.

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Irakere
May 26, 2020

11 Irakere & Chucho Valdés Songs You Must Hear

SFJAZZ Director of Education and pianist Rebeca Mauleón lists 11 of her top Chucho Valdés and Irakere recordings, in no particular order, ahead of this week's Fridays at Five streaming concert featuring Chucho Valdés and Irakere 45.

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Chucho Valdés
May 26, 2020

The Maestro: Chucho Valdés

As we await this week's Fridays at Five stream featuring Chucho Valdés and Irakere 45, we look back at staff writer Richard Scheinin's January, 2019 article tracing the Cuban piano master's career, and the celebration of his legacy at SFJAZZ Gala 2019, during which he was presented with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award.

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May 15, 2020

Get To Know: Hannah Mayer — 2020 SFJAZZ Education Award Winner

Each year, The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars vote for whom they believe should receive the SFJAZZ Education Award, based upon high-level musicianship, dedication, and leadership qualities. This year’s Education Award went to Oakland School for the Arts pianist Hannah Mayer. Get to know her with this interview!

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Chucho Valdés
May 26, 2020

The Maestro: Chucho Valdés

As we await this week's Fridays at Five stream featuring Chucho Valdés and Irakere 45, we look back at staff writer Richard Scheinin's January, 2019 article tracing the Cuban piano master's career, and the celebration of his legacy at SFJAZZ Gala 2019, during which he was presented with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award.

Read
May 15, 2020

Get To Know: Hannah Mayer — 2020 SFJAZZ Education Award Winner

Each year, The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars vote for whom they believe should receive the SFJAZZ Education Award, based upon high-level musicianship, dedication, and leadership qualities. This year’s Education Award went to Oakland School for the Arts pianist Hannah Mayer. Get to know her with this interview!

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Buddy Bolden
March 25, 2020

JAZZ MOVIES TO WATCH WHILE STAYING HOME

Sheltering in place and staying safe means you’re probably catching up on movies and TV you might have missed. We’d like to suggest some excellent jazz-related movies —new and old, fiction, biography, and documentary — to help get you through this trying time.

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Charles Mingus
March 23, 2020

Work From Home Jazz Playlist

Does working from home have you feeling uninspired? Are you looking for that spark of creativity? Are you feeling disconnected from artistic expression and mental stimulation? Then give our Work From Home playlist a spin! It’s full of uplifting tracks from giants of jazz and today’s modern masters.

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Buddy Bolden
March 25, 2020

JAZZ MOVIES TO WATCH WHILE STAYING HOME

Sheltering in place and staying safe means you’re probably catching up on movies and TV you might have missed. We’d like to suggest some excellent jazz-related movies —new and old, fiction, biography, and documentary — to help get you through this trying time.

Read
Charles Mingus
March 23, 2020

Work From Home Jazz Playlist

Does working from home have you feeling uninspired? Are you looking for that spark of creativity? Are you feeling disconnected from artistic expression and mental stimulation? Then give our Work From Home playlist a spin! It’s full of uplifting tracks from giants of jazz and today’s modern masters.

Listen