Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples
Icon of Soul

Mavis Staples

FEB 16-19 | WEEK OF LOVE

Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2023
Miner Auditorium
FriFeb 17
7:30 PM

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SatFeb 18
7:30 PM

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SunFeb 19
7:00 PM

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With a professional career spanning nearly seven decades, Mavis Staples is the greatest living gospel and soul singer – a three-time GRAMMY winner, a 2016 Kennedy Center honoree, a 1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a Blues and Gospel Hall of Fame inductee, and recipient of the 2005 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award whose soaring voice turned classic spirituals into joyous declarations of freedom.

Born in Chicago, Staples made her professional debut at age 10 with her legendary family band, The Staple Singers, singing on a succession of timeless songs that became chart topping hits as well as indelible anthems of the Civil Rights Movement. Her unforgettable performances on a string of classics including “Uncloudy Day,” “Some Truth To Tell,” “Freedom Highway,” “Respect Yourself,” “Why Am I Treated So Bad,” “I’ll Take You There,” and “Let’s Do It Again” have all become intrinsic parts of the American cultural fabric.

Staples has recorded 18 albums as a solo artist and led a career that includes a staggering number of highlights, from performing at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration and marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to collaborating with Bob Dylan, Prince, The Band, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, and countless others. Her new ANTI Records release, Carry Me Home, is a previously unreleased collaboration with the late Levon Helm of The Band, recorded in 2012. Staples received the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award at SFJAZZ Gala 2020.

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Staples has recorded 18 albums as a solo artist and led a career that includes a staggering number of highlights, from performing at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration and marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to collaborating with Bob Dylan, Prince, The Band, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, and countless others.

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Relax and refresh before select SFJAZZ shows at the Leaders Circle Lounge. Enjoy complimentary drinks and treats pre-performance with our most dedicated and passionate Members.

The Leaders Circle Lounge on Friday, February 17 begins at 6:30 pm, preceding the 7:30 pm performance.

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Staples is one of those giants on whose shoulders a new generation of artists stands.

Chicago Tribune

Staples is one of those giants on whose shoulders a new generation of artists stands.

Chicago Tribune

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