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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

John Beasley’s Monk’estra At SFJAZZ

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John Beasley's Monk'estra
SFJAZZ
Thelonious Monk Centennial Celebration
San Francisco, CA
October 15, 2017

The double Grammy nominated Monk'estra big band lead by conductor/arranger and pianist John Beasley performed Sunday night in SFJAZZ's spacious Miner Auditorium. Released in September of this year, Beasley's Monk'estra Vol. 2 (Mack Avenue Records, 2017) ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Sunday at the Monterey Jazz Festival

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Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Sunday was a spectacularly beautiful day in Monterey which was just perfect for the 12-hour marathon of music. The closing day of the Jazz Festival included a stellar lineup of great jazz artists including Joe Lovano, Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Brad Mehldau, Regina Carter and the closing ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Michael Lington At Blue Note Napa

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Michael Lington
Blue Note Napa
Napa, CA
October 7, 2017

Danish saxophonist Michael Lington and company presented a genuinely rousing evening of contemporary jazz music and a few surprises at the inviting Blue Note Napa venue. The exhilarating second set also included a few tracks from his current Second Nature album ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Natasha Agrama: The Heart Of Infinite Change

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The Heart Of Infinite Change (Alpha Pup/World Galaxy, 2017), is an update of the 2015 album from songwriter/vocalist Natasha Agrama. In addition to a different record label, the current release features one new track “Lover Man" and deletes four others from the earlier album. Heart consists of songs with music and lyrics by Agrama, Joni Mitchell ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Redwood City Salsa Festival 2017

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Redwood City Civic Center
10th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival 2017
Redwood City, CA
September 29-30, 2017

The always fun and entertaining Redwood City Salsa Festival took place Saturday in the mid peninsula city's lively downtown core. There were three music stages: The Court House (Salsa main stage), ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Impressions of Monterey Jazz Festival 2017: MJF At 60

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Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds
Monterey, CA
September 15-17, 2017

The 60th edition of the long running Monterey Jazz Festival 2017 was well received. This year boldly continued the MJF's opulent tradition of presenting a special blend of fantastic jazz and other music genres in a casual ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tortilla Soup with Tony Lindsay At Yoshi's

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Tortilla Soup with Tony Lindsay
Yoshi's Oakland
Post Eclipse Party
Oakland, CA
September 1, 2017

Powerhouse band Tortilla Soup lit up Yoshi's Oakland with their savory blend of soul, R&B, funk, Latin rock, and salsa along with special guest vocalist Tony Lindsay of Santana fame.

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES
ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

WAR with Malo At Stern Grove

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WAR with Malo
Stern Grove
Stern Grove Summer Festival 2017
San Francisco, CA
August 13, 2017

WAR, led by Lonnie Jordan rolled into Stern Grove to an enthusiastically packed house, and fired up the faithful with all cylinders working smoothly on a relatively cool Sunday afternoon. The gold and platinum ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Amadou & Mariam At Stern Grove

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Amadou & Mariam With Ibibio Sound Machine
At Stern Grove
San Francisco, CA
August 6, 2017

The Grammy nominated couple Amadou & Mariam from Mali in West Africa, turned Sunday at Stern Grove into a massive outdoor dance hall with their intoxicating international “Afro Blues" rhythms. The popular ...


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