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Anat Cohen Tentet at SFJAZZ

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Anat Cohen Tentet
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA
May 19, 2019

Swinging one moment, meditative the next. That typifies the style of clarinetist Anat Cohen. A native of jny: Tel Aviv, the 39-year-old Cohen studied at Berklee School of Music in jny: Boston before moving to jny: New York City. Over ...

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Seun Kuti and Africa 80 at Brick & Mortar

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Seun Kuti and Egypt 80
Brick & Mortar
San Francisco, California
February 23, 2019

The youngest son of legendary saxophonist, songwriter, social activist and political rebel Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti aka Seun Kuti is a force of nature. He has been unstoppable since being placed in command of ...

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Wayne Shorter Celebration With Herbie Hancock and Terence Blanchard at SFJAZZ Center

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Wayne Shorter Trio and Guests
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA
January 3, 2019

Wayne Shorter could not be there but his trio made it. When illness prevented Shorter from making a four-night stand at SFJAZZ, organizers turned the dates into a celebration of his music.

There are few better choices ...

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Joey Alexander Trio With Chris Potter at SFJAZZ

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Joey Alexander Trio with Chris Potter
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
December 13, 2018

Child prodigies have long maintained an important presence in jazz. These have included Bix Beiderbecke, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams and Keith Jarrett. Jarrett gave his first formal recital at the age of seven. Hancock performed on piano with the ...

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Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with Lucinda Williams at Zellerbach Hall

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Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with Lucinda Williams
Zellerbach Hall
Berkeley, CA
December 6, 2018

It isn't often that a pedal steel guitar is found in a jazz ensemble. And it is even less frequent that a country music singer-songwriter joins one on vocals. But this iconoclastic collaboration had its genesis ...

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Pérez, Potter, Cohen Quintet at SFJAZZ

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Pérez, Potter, Cohen Quintet
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
October 14, 2018

“It's a privilege to be here, especially in these challenging times," pianist Danilo Pérez told the audience, as the evening began, and then called his musical companions --Avishai Cohen on trumpet, Chris Potter on tenor and soprano saxophones, Larry ...

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Thelonious Monk Birthday Concert: Helen Sung, Kris Davis and JoAnne Brackeen

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Thelonious Monk Birthday Concert: Helen Sung, Kris Davis and JoAnne Brackeen
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
October 10, 2018

It would have been Thelonious Monk's 101st birthday this year, but the pianist and composer has not lost his luster over the years. Every year SFJAZZ celebrates his birthday with a concert. ...

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Zakir Hussain, Chris Potter and Dave Holland at SFJAZZ

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Zakir Hussain, Chris Potter and Dave Holland
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
June 16, 2018

A subset of the fusion group CrossCurrents, the trio of Zakir Hussain, Chris Potter, Dave Holland made their first public appearance ever one Saturday evening at SFJAZZ. Hussain, a San Francisco resident, is legendary for his tabla ...

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Dave Mihaly: Light in the Ring: The Ali Suite

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San Francisco-based drummer, percussionist, guitarist and pianist Dave Mihaly has long been a fan of boxing. And Mohammed Ali had been a hero of his youth. So he and his Shimmering Leaves Ensemble have taken it on in their sophomore effort to create a musical tribute to the life and legend of the legendary boxer and ...

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Dave Holland Residency at SFJAZZ

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Dave Holland
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA
March 22-25, 2018

Dave Holland took the stage with a smile, an appropriate beginning to a four-night residency at SFJAZZ in San Francisco, California, one which would see him transition from solo to duo to trio to quartet.

Holland has created innumerable ...