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Playlist: Made In Brazil
October 11, 2018

Playlist: Made In Brazil

"Made In Brazil" playlist is the perfect launching point into one of the most musically rich countries in the world, a good resource ahead of SFJAZZ Collective's "Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim" performances at SFJAZZ on October 18-21.

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Jazz Needs A "LeBron James Mentality": A conversation With The West Coast Get Down's Cameron Graves
October 2, 2018

Jazz Needs A "LeBron James Mentality": A conversation With The West Coast Get Down's Cameron Graves

The pianist sets out his thesis: Paganini, Chopin and Liszt were virtuosos, as is James in the sports world. Cameron Graves, who performs Oct. 19 at SFJAZZ, keeps adding names to his list of celebrity virtuosos: Art Tatum, John Coltrane, Bill Evans. He skips ahead to the 1970s: “Jaco Pastorius was one, and Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, and everybody in the Mahavishnu Orchestra; these were the LeBron Jameses of their time.”

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Playlist: Made In Brazil
October 11, 2018

Playlist: Made In Brazil

"Made In Brazil" playlist is the perfect launching point into one of the most musically rich countries in the world, a good resource ahead of SFJAZZ Collective's "Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim" performances at SFJAZZ on October 18-21.

Listen
Jazz Needs A "LeBron James Mentality": A conversation With The West Coast Get Down's Cameron Graves
October 2, 2018

Jazz Needs A "LeBron James Mentality": A conversation With The West Coast Get Down's Cameron Graves

The pianist sets out his thesis: Paganini, Chopin and Liszt were virtuosos, as is James in the sports world. Cameron Graves, who performs Oct. 19 at SFJAZZ, keeps adding names to his list of celebrity virtuosos: Art Tatum, John Coltrane, Bill Evans. He skips ahead to the 1970s: “Jaco Pastorius was one, and Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, and everybody in the Mahavishnu Orchestra; these were the LeBron Jameses of their time.”

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End Of An Era: A Retrospective of Miguel Zenón's 14 Years With The SFJAZZ Collective
October 15, 2018

End Of An Era: A Retrospective of Miguel Zenón's 14 Years With The SFJAZZ Collective

A tribute to founding member Miguel Zenón, who enters his final year with the SFJAZZ Collective, Miguel Zenón Retrospective is an exclusive limited edition double CD that's a collection of Miguel’s original compositions, written over his fourteen-year career with the band.

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A Look Back at Sonny Clark's 'Sonny Clark Trio'
October 16, 2018

A Look Back at Sonny Clark's 'Sonny Clark Trio'

For this month’s Hotplate (10/18), Oakland-based pianist and MC Kev Choice brings a fresh perspective to material from Sonny Clark’s 1958 Blue Note classic Sonny Clark Trio. To get ready, we take a look back at the album and the tragically short life of hard bop piano giant who made it.

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End Of An Era: A Retrospective of Miguel Zenón's 14 Years With The SFJAZZ Collective
October 15, 2018

End Of An Era: A Retrospective of Miguel Zenón's 14 Years With The SFJAZZ Collective

A tribute to founding member Miguel Zenón, who enters his final year with the SFJAZZ Collective, Miguel Zenón Retrospective is an exclusive limited edition double CD that's a collection of Miguel’s original compositions, written over his fourteen-year career with the band.

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A Look Back at Sonny Clark's 'Sonny Clark Trio'
October 16, 2018

A Look Back at Sonny Clark's 'Sonny Clark Trio'

For this month’s Hotplate (10/18), Oakland-based pianist and MC Kev Choice brings a fresh perspective to material from Sonny Clark’s 1958 Blue Note classic Sonny Clark Trio. To get ready, we take a look back at the album and the tragically short life of hard bop piano giant who made it.

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"Keyed Up" Playlist
October 15, 2018

"Keyed Up" Playlist

Enjoy a curated playlist highlighting a new generation of ascendent artists who showcase the range of the piano expression in modern jazz, to go with this week's four-night "Keyed Up" series at SFJAZZ running October 18-21.

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15 Trumpet Albums You Should Hear
October 9, 2018

15 Trumpet Albums You Should Hear

This week we feature a host of superb young trumpet players in the Joe Henderson Lab (10/11-14), and in preparation, we present fifteen trumpet-led sessions that should be considered required listening.

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"Keyed Up" Playlist
October 15, 2018

"Keyed Up" Playlist

Enjoy a curated playlist highlighting a new generation of ascendent artists who showcase the range of the piano expression in modern jazz, to go with this week's four-night "Keyed Up" series at SFJAZZ running October 18-21.

Listen
15 Trumpet Albums You Should Hear
October 9, 2018

15 Trumpet Albums You Should Hear

This week we feature a host of superb young trumpet players in the Joe Henderson Lab (10/11-14), and in preparation, we present fifteen trumpet-led sessions that should be considered required listening.

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John Scofield's Outside-In Approach To Jazz
September 21, 2018

John Scofield's Outside-In Approach To Jazz

John Scofield opens up on his unconventional path in jazz ahead of his newest group's ("Combo 66") debut at SFJAZZ on Oct. 21, as well as his collaboration with Lettuce at SFJAZZ on Mar. 21-24.

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SFJAZZ Collective Goes Bossa Nova: The Music Of Antônio Carlos Jobim
October 4, 2018

SFJAZZ Collective Goes Bossa Nova: The Music Of Antônio Carlos Jobim

SFJAZZ Collective embarks on its 15th season with four shows at SFJAZZ (Oct. 18-21) that feature the music of Brazilian composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, one of the master songwriters of the 20th century, the man who essentially invented and universalized bossa nova.

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John Scofield's Outside-In Approach To Jazz
September 21, 2018

John Scofield's Outside-In Approach To Jazz

John Scofield opens up on his unconventional path in jazz ahead of his newest group's ("Combo 66") debut at SFJAZZ on Oct. 21, as well as his collaboration with Lettuce at SFJAZZ on Mar. 21-24.

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SFJAZZ Collective Goes Bossa Nova: The Music Of Antônio Carlos Jobim
October 4, 2018

SFJAZZ Collective Goes Bossa Nova: The Music Of Antônio Carlos Jobim

SFJAZZ Collective embarks on its 15th season with four shows at SFJAZZ (Oct. 18-21) that feature the music of Brazilian composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, one of the master songwriters of the 20th century, the man who essentially invented and universalized bossa nova.

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