Howard Wiley | SFJAZZ 2023-24 Season
Howard Wiley
SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director

Howard Wiley: California Love

w/ Kev Choice, Robin Eubanks, Martin Luther McCoy, China Moses & more

FEB 3-4 & MAR 23 | RESIDENT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: HOWARD WILEY

Mar 23, 2024
Miner Auditorium
SatMar 23

Member Discount

7:30 PM

$25 | $35 | $45 | $65

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Howard Wiley’s Miner performance is a celebration of soul-jazz, funk, gospel, and R&B steeped in West Coast flavor. Combining Wiley’s hard-driving originals with a funkified selection of classics, this is an evening of stirring uplift and non-stop party vibes. Wiley is joined by a cadre of groove masters including guitarist Jubu Smith, organist Lionel “LJ” Holoman, bassist Eric Smith, drummer Dante “Taz” Roberson and a number of special guests, including trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist/ keyboardist Kev Choice, and vocalists Martin Luther McCoy and China Moses.

Having been mentored by Bay Area great Jules Broussard and sharing formative bandstand experiences with the likes of Clark Terry, Jason Moran, Orrin Evans, and Lauryn Hill, Berkeley-born saxophonist and composer Howard Wiley is a constant presence on SFJAZZ stages and venues around the country as both a bandleader and collaborator with former Tower of Power and Santana organist Chester Thompson, Ethio-folk vocalist Meklit, and as drummer with jump-blues chanteuse Lavay Smith’s Red Hot Skillet Lickers. He’s released a trio of masterful solo recordings, including two that were inspired by Dr. Harry Orster’s famous field recordings of spirituals performed by Angola Penitentiary inmates in the 1950s, and has performed SFJAZZ Hotplate tributes to Ornette Coleman and Coleman Hawkins.

About Howard Wiley

Howard Wiley’s Miner performance is a celebration of soul-jazz, funk, gospel, and R&B steeped in West Coast flavor, combining Wiley’s hard-driving originals with a funkified selection of classics.

Impossible to pigeonhole, Wiley can generate blowtorch heat in just about any context

San Jose Mercury News

Impossible to pigeonhole, Wiley can generate blowtorch heat in just about any context

San Jose Mercury News

Personnel

Howard Wiley tenor saxophone
John “Jubu” Smith guitar
Lionel “LJ” Holoman Hammond B-3 organ
Eric Smith bass
Dante “Taz” Roberson drums

SPECIAL GUESTS
Robin Eubanks trombone
Kev Choice piano, keyboards
Martin Luther McCoy vocals
China Moses vocals

A leading voice in jazz improv

San Francisco Chronicle on Howard Wiley

Personnel

Howard Wiley tenor saxophone
John “Jubu” Smith guitar
Lionel “LJ” Holoman Hammond B-3 organ
Eric Smith bass
Dante “Taz” Roberson drums

SPECIAL GUESTS
Robin Eubanks trombone
Kev Choice piano, keyboards
Martin Luther McCoy vocals
China Moses vocals

A leading voice in jazz improv

San Francisco Chronicle on Howard Wiley

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