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John Handy Tribute At SFJAZZ

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John Handy Tribute SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium SFJAZZ Fifth Season Celebration San Francisco CA January 22, 2017 The SFJAZZ Center ignited its fifth season celebration with two extraordinary weeks that included the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Open House and the star studded Zakir Hussain Gala Night (covered here). There were tribute nights this week for legendary drummer Tony Williams, prominent Bay Area saxophonist Joe Henderson, and the late inaugural SFJAZZ ...

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John Handy at Yoshi's San Francisco

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John Handy Yoshi's San Francisco San Francisco, California August 31, 2014 If one thinks of iconic Bay Area musicians, saxophonist John Handy immediately comes to mind. Born in 1933 in Dallas, Texas, Handy is an accomplished horn player who, while best known for his work on alto, also plays tenor and baritone sax, oboe, clarinet and saxello. Due to his age, Handy plays only infrequently in public (most notably with visiting luminaries such ...


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