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Chucho Valdés

February 01, 2024

FIVE DECADES AND COUNTING: CHUCHO VALDÉS & IRAKERE CELEBRATE A MUSICAL REVOLUTION

by Rebeca Mauleón

Pianist, educator, and SFJAZZ Director of Education Rebeca Mauleón takes us on a deep dive into the life and work of Cuban piano maestro Chucho Valdés and his pioneering band Irakere ahead of their 50th Anniversary performances (2/15-18).

February 01, 2024

In My Mind: Soweto Kinch

Enter the mind of saxophonist, rapper, and composer Soweto Kinch, who traces his path to jazz mastery, comparing it to learning a foreign language, and his formative experiences as a young artist who used the influence of the greats to form his own musical identity.

February 01, 2024

PLAYLIST: A GUIDE TO CHUCHO VALDÉS & IRAKERE

Curated by Rebeca Mauleón

 An acclaimed musician and bandleader as well as co-author of the Book Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz with Chucho Valdés, Mauleon is the perfect guide to the world of these Latin Jazz legends.

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February 21, 2024

WAYNE SHORTER, BRANFORD MARSALIS AND TERENCE BLANCHARD: THE JAZZ MESSENGERS CONNECTION

By Rusty Aceves

As we await the return of Branford Marsalis and his band (2/29-3/3), we take a closer look at the common connection between Wayne Shorter, Marsalis, and SFJAZZ Executive Artistic Director Terence Blanchard. 

February 15, 2024

On The Record: Alice Coltrane's Ptah the El Daoud

By Rusty Aceves

SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Brandee Younger returns with an all-star tribute to legendary harpist and composer Alice Coltrane (3/9-10) featuring Ravi Coltrane. Here's a deeper look into Alice Coltrane's 1970 Impulse! masterpiece Ptah, The El Daoud.

February 14, 2024

On the Record: Eydie Gormé's "Amor"

by Rusty Aceves

On February 15, the talented Bay Area vocalist Marina Crouse makes her debut at SFJAZZ with a tribute to Latin pop legend Eydie Gormé and her landmark 1964 collaboration with Trio Los Panchos, Amor. Here's a closer look at the album.

February 13, 2024

No Boundaries: The Many Sides of Steven Bernstein

by Richard Scheinin

Slide trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Steven Bernstein returns (2/22-25) for two performances with his rollicking quartet Sexmob and his large ensemble Millenial Territory Orchestra West. In 2018, staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to Bernstein about his career and musical approach.

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February 16, 2024

Drop the Needle w/ SFJAZZ Collective's Chris Potter, Kendrick Scott, & Warren Wolf

The Collective’s saxophonist and music director Chris Potter, drummer Kendrick Scott, and vibraphonist Warren Wolf share their spontaneous reactions to a range of compositions from jazz and pop icons who have been celebrated by the Collective over its 20-year history.

February 16, 2024

Johnathan Blake performs "Passage"

Drummer and bandleader Johnathan Blake and his band perform the title composition from his 2023 Blue Note album Passage, composed by his father John Blake Jr.

February 09, 2024

Kenny Barron Quintet performs "Blue Waters"

Pianist, composer, and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Kenny Barron and his quintet perform his composition “Blue Waters” from his 2018 album Concentric Circles

February 02, 2024

Paolo Angeli performs “Monologo de la Luna / Níjar”

Sardinian guitarist Paolo Angeli performs “Monologo de la Luna / NÍjar” during his concert on January 26, 2023, part of the 2023-24 Season, broadcast on Fridays Live. 

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February 01, 2024

PLAYLIST: A GUIDE TO CHUCHO VALDÉS & IRAKERE

Curated by Rebeca Mauleón

 An acclaimed musician and bandleader as well as co-author of the Book Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz with Chucho Valdés, Mauleon is the perfect guide to the world of these Latin Jazz legends.

January 01, 2024

Video On-Demand Playlist Companion

Curated by the SFJAZZ Staff

This month's selection spotlights some of the brilliant artists featured on SFJAZZ AT Home's exciting new video on demand platform.  

December 01, 2023

Holiday Jazz

Curated by the SFJAZZ Staff

Songs that span the crème de la crème of holiday jazz, funk and soul - from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Vince Guaraldi, to Jimmy Smith, James Brown and Sharon Jones.

November 01, 2023

THE SOUND OF JAZZ MANOUCHE IN 11 SONGS

Curated by Dorado Schmitt & Sons

The selection introduces the listener to the sound of pioneering Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt’s swinging “jazz manouche”.

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