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Django Reinhardt
November 6, 2019

FIVE DEEP CUTS: DJANGO REINHARDT

In anticipation of celebrating the spirit and music of Django at SFJAZZ, here are five deep cuts from the man they called "Three Fingered Lightning"—from lesser-known collaborations with Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter, to a rare solo improvisation and a musical homage to Brazil.

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Amati Schmitt
November 5, 2019

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AMATI SCHMITT

Django All-Stars will be led by Amati Schmitt, who represents the future of the Gypsy tradition THU, NOV 7 and FRI, NOV 8. Dorado will join Amati and the band for both Saturday and Sunday performance. Read five things to know about gypsy jazz legend Dorado Schmitt's prodigiously talented 24-year-old son Amati Schmitt.

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Django Reinhardt
November 6, 2019

FIVE DEEP CUTS: DJANGO REINHARDT

In anticipation of celebrating the spirit and music of Django at SFJAZZ, here are five deep cuts from the man they called "Three Fingered Lightning"—from lesser-known collaborations with Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter, to a rare solo improvisation and a musical homage to Brazil.

Watch
Amati Schmitt
November 5, 2019

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AMATI SCHMITT

Django All-Stars will be led by Amati Schmitt, who represents the future of the Gypsy tradition THU, NOV 7 and FRI, NOV 8. Dorado will join Amati and the band for both Saturday and Sunday performance. Read five things to know about gypsy jazz legend Dorado Schmitt's prodigiously talented 24-year-old son Amati Schmitt.

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Django Reinhardt
November 4, 2019

PLAYLIST: GYPSY JAZZ

Today, the swinging "hot jazz" sound created by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli is more pervasive than ever. Enjoy a curated playlist of "Gypsy Jazz" before Django All-Stars play SFJAZZ NOV 7-10.

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Grace Cathedral
October 28, 2019

GRACE CATHEDRAL—A SACRED SPACE FOR MUSIC

From its consecration, jazz has been a part of Grace Cathedral’s concert history. In 1986, SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline looked to build upon the jazz history at Grace Cathedral by commissioning work that utilized and celebrated the unique space. We interviewed Kline to get his top 5 performances at Grace Cathedral.

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Django Reinhardt
November 4, 2019

PLAYLIST: GYPSY JAZZ

Today, the swinging "hot jazz" sound created by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli is more pervasive than ever. Enjoy a curated playlist of "Gypsy Jazz" before Django All-Stars play SFJAZZ NOV 7-10.

Listen
Grace Cathedral
October 28, 2019

GRACE CATHEDRAL—A SACRED SPACE FOR MUSIC

From its consecration, jazz has been a part of Grace Cathedral’s concert history. In 1986, SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline looked to build upon the jazz history at Grace Cathedral by commissioning work that utilized and celebrated the unique space. We interviewed Kline to get his top 5 performances at Grace Cathedral.

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Manfred Eicher
October 16, 2019

ECM RECORDS: CURATING A NEW WORLD OF MUSIC

An independent label with an outsized influence, ECM — which celebrates its 50th anniversary with a series of concerts at SFJAZZ (Oct. 24-27) — has issued more than 1600 titles since it was founded in Munich, Germany, in 1969. SFJAZZ Staff Writer Richard Scheinin talked to four ECM artists — Smith, Iyer, Grenadier and trumpeter Ralph Alessi — about their experiences with the label, and about their upcoming performances at SFJAZZ.

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Artwork by Nicole DeVera
September 12, 2019

New Release: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 2018-19 Album

Each year, the High School All-Stars double album is a wonderful Polaroid of a group that will never compose, play, or record together again. We hope you love this year’s colorful sound archive of all that the All-Stars Big Band and Combo experienced and accomplished in the last year – and as always, read here for your cheat sheet of the fun picks and the stunners…

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Manfred Eicher
October 16, 2019

ECM RECORDS: CURATING A NEW WORLD OF MUSIC

An independent label with an outsized influence, ECM — which celebrates its 50th anniversary with a series of concerts at SFJAZZ (Oct. 24-27) — has issued more than 1600 titles since it was founded in Munich, Germany, in 1969. SFJAZZ Staff Writer Richard Scheinin talked to four ECM artists — Smith, Iyer, Grenadier and trumpeter Ralph Alessi — about their experiences with the label, and about their upcoming performances at SFJAZZ.

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Artwork by Nicole DeVera
September 12, 2019

New Release: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 2018-19 Album

Each year, the High School All-Stars double album is a wonderful Polaroid of a group that will never compose, play, or record together again. We hope you love this year’s colorful sound archive of all that the All-Stars Big Band and Combo experienced and accomplished in the last year – and as always, read here for your cheat sheet of the fun picks and the stunners…

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