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Alone Together: Omar Sosa

A live photo of pianist Omar Sosa

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Virtual San Francisco Jazz Festival 2021

THU, JUN 17 • 7 PM PT (10 PM ET)

SUN, JUN 20 • 6 PM PT (9 PM ET)

Digital ticket holders will have access to the live stream premiere and the encore rebroadcast. June 1st in-person ticket holders will also need to purchase a "digital" ticket to watch.

Join us for “an exhilarating solo concert… a momentous occasion” (SF Chronicle) with celebrated Cuban pianist Omar Sosa. This historic performance, filmed on June 1, 2021, was the first at SFJAZZ with a public audience since March 2020 and represents, in Sosa’s words, the “reopening of the temple.”

Based largely in improvisations that encompass the occasion-appropriate themes of “blessings,” “conversations,” and “sharing the moment,” Sosa presents an unforgettable performance blending acoustic piano, electronics, and percussion. “Sosa's music is the unifying sort, yoking together Africa and jazz and Latin America and hip-hop,” wrote The New York Times critic Ben Ratliff. “He makes it work, being one of those rare birds whose keyboard skills are near those of Chick Corea or Chucho Valdés.”

An international favorite since he emerged on the Bay Area’s Latin scene in the 1990s, Sosa received a lifetime achievement award from the Smithsonian for his contribution to the development of Latin jazz in the United States, and has been nominated for multiple GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY awards.

He is a prolific composer who has recorded over 30 albums as a leader, including his brand new Otá Records release, An East African Journey.

SF Chronicle: Pianist Omar Sosa Opens SFJAZZ Festival Before A Live Audience 

SETLIST all compositions by Omar Sosa
"Calling Eggun"
"Peaceful Shadow"
"A Love Lost"
"Ya Habibi"

Omar Sosa piano

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This show has passed, but you can still support Omar Sosa and SFJAZZ through contributions to the 50/50 Fund. Your contribution will be split 50/50 with Omar Sosa and SFJAZZ.

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