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Claudia Acuña
Turning Pages

Cancelled: Claudia Acuña

JUL 9–12 | Dance & Rhythm

Jul 11, 2020
Joe Henderson Lab

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ALL SFJAZZ SHOWS AND EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH AUGUST 16

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019–20 Season, including all shows and education events that were previously scheduled from March 11–May 31, the 38th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which was scheduled from June 9–21, and Summer Sessions 2020 which was scheduled from July 9–August 16.

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Possessing “the voice of an angel” (Newsday), Chilean vocalist and composer Claudia Acuña filters the jazz continuum through South American traditions, and makes her SFJAZZ debut with music from her first album in a decade, Turning Pages.

Born in Santiago and raised in Concepción, Acuña forged a path on the South American jazz scene by her early 20s, eventually arriving in New York by the mid 1990s, where she found ready collaborators in pianists Jason Lindner, Harry Whitaker, Arturo O'Farrill, Guillermo Klein, and bassist Avishai Cohen, who co-produced her 2000 Verve Records debut Wind From the South.

Her five albums as a leader established Acuña as a creative force, from 2002’s Rhythm of Life (Verve) and 2004’s Luna (MaxJazz) though 2008’s In These Shoes (Zoho Music) and 2009’s En Este Momento (Marsalis Music). Created in collaboration with Colombian-born guitarist, producer, and composer Juancho Herrera, Turning Pages represents a new creative leap for Acuña.

Whether putting her stamp on popular Latin American ballads, reimagining jazz standards from a South American perspective, or bringing infusing Afro-Caribbean material with a wide rhythmic sensibility, Acuña stands out as a passionate and emotionally incisive singer who represents “an effortless blend of jazz tradition and up-to-the-minute Latin phraseology” (Variety).

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Acuña stands out as a passionate and emotionally incisive singer who represents “an effortless blend of jazz tradition and up-to-the-minute Latin phraseology” (Variety).

One of the most unselfconsciously soulful and mutable singers around. She bridges the gap between North American jazz and South American balladry better than just about anyone.

New York Music Daily

One of the most unselfconsciously soulful and mutable singers around. She bridges the gap between North American jazz and South American balladry better than just about anyone.

New York Music Daily

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