Chucho Valdés, Dianne Reeves, Joe Lovano | 39th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival
Chucho Valdés, Dianne Reeves, Joe Lovano
Gathering of Giants

Dianne Reeves, Chucho Valdés, Joe Lovano

JUN 8–19 | 39TH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ FESTIVAL

Jun 12, 2022
Miner Auditorium
SunJun 12

Members Only

2:00 PM

$45 | $75 | $95 | $115

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SunJun 12
7:00 PM

$45 | $65 | $85 | $105

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An incomparable trio of jazz giants and 2018-2020 SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Directors who each represent the pinnacle of their art form come together two exclusive shows! This meeting of masters was inspired by the monumental first-ever pairing of the greatest living Cuban pianist, Chucho Valdés, and Dianne Reeves, “the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday” (NY Times), during the SFJAZZ 2019 Gala honoring Valdés. 

ABOUT CHUCHO VALDÉS
A singular force in Cuban music for more than half a century, Valdés was already recognized as the most formidable pianist of his generation when he launched the landmark band Irakere in 1973 with a phenomenal cast that included saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. The band’s unprecedented synthesis of folkloric Afro-Cuban rhythms, sacred drums, rock, funk, and jazz changed the course of Latin music in the 1970s and 80s.

ABOUT DIANNE REEVES
GRAMMY winner and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves is jazz’s greatest living vocalist — an artist who embodies the music’s enduring values of elegance, class and improvisational poise. With a string of GRAMMYs, including an unprecedented three consecutive Best Jazz Vocal Performance awards, she’s a performer with a gift for imbuing any performance space with the intimacy of a living room.

ABOUT JOE LOVANO
Lovano is one of the era’s definitive improvisers and bandleaders. Cutting his professional teeth with the bands of Woody Herman and Mel Lewis, Lovano has become the most acclaimed saxophonist and composer in modern jazz, winning a 2010 triple crown in the DownBeat Critics Poll for Jazz Artist of the Year, Tenor Saxophonist, and Jazz Group. He has released nearly 30 albums including 20 for Blue Note alone — more than any other living artist, and was a member of the SFJAZZ Collective from 2007–2009.

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Their chemistry was so profound that they couldn’t help but reunite for these magic evenings of music and friendship, this time joining with tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, one of the era’s definitive improvisers and bandleaders, whom DownBeat calls “the titan among us.”

A pianist of imperial command, possessed of a dazzling, deceptively casual virtuosity.

The Boston Globe on Chucho Valdés

A pianist of imperial command, possessed of a dazzling, deceptively casual virtuosity.

The Boston Globe on Chucho Valdés

Personnel

Chucho Valdés piano
Dianne Reeves vocals
Joe Lovano tenor & soprano saxophones

Dianne Reeves is one of our generation’s definitive jazz masters, a vocal stylist of extraordinary skill and vivacity.

Dianne Reeves

Personnel

Chucho Valdés piano
Dianne Reeves vocals
Joe Lovano tenor & soprano saxophones

Dianne Reeves is one of our generation’s definitive jazz masters, a vocal stylist of extraordinary skill and vivacity.

Dianne Reeves

Watch & Listen

Chucho Valdés

Chucho's Mood

Dianne Reeves

Tango

Joe Lovano

Along Came Betty

Chucho Valdés

Chucho's Mood

Dianne Reeves

Tango

Joe Lovano

Along Came Betty

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