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NEWS: RECORDING

Tony Adamo: Was Out Jazz Zone Mad reviewed By Jazz Weekly

Tony Adamo: Was Out Jazz Zone Mad reviewed By Jazz Weekly

One of the great things about Tony Adamo is that you just can’t peg him down. He’s part vocalist, poet, street preacher, hip uncle, but above all, a jazzer with a grooving heart. On this album, he lays down the jazz laws of life’s observations with the highly funkified team that includes legendary drummer Mike Clark ...

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Anne Sajdera

As a pianist, composer, bandleader and accompanist, Anne Sajdera is a creative force whose music encompasses an unusually far-flung array of traditions. With musical roots spanning the globe, she melds American and Brazilian jazz to her training in European classical music, creating an utterly personal sound that’s melodically verdant, harmonically sophisticated and rhythmically compelling. A regular Bay Area presence since 2001, her trio depicts the unique flexibility of the piano trio format with virtuostic arrangements of Brazilian and American repertoire as well as original compositions

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hip Spanic AllStars: Old School Revolution

Read "Old School Revolution" reviewed by Walter Atkins

The jny: San Francisco based Hip Spanic AllStars' new album Old School Revolution (Hip Spanic Records, 2018), celebrates their long history and friendships born and enriched in the City's Mission District. This is their first CD release since 2015's JazzyAfroLatinFunk (CheeseBurger Records, 2015).

HSA features a robust three-piece horn section and three different vocalists ...

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Anton Schwartz

“What I require for music to really captivate me,” Anton says, “is groove and intellect working in tandem. Music that gets into your bones, into your head and into your heart.” From Louis Armstrong and Lester Young to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, jazz’s greatest improvisers create music that carries an emotional wallop. It’s a lesson that tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz learned well. Like the giants from whom he draws inspiration, Schwartz approaches jazz as a vehicle for reaching the heart and the head. At a time when many of his contemporaries seem to be making music more for their musical colleagues than a wider audience, Schwartz stands out as a player determined to communicate with his listeners

NEWS: RECORDING

Tony Adamo Releases Was Out Jazz Zone Mad on Ropeadope Records. Available September 14, 2018

Tony Adamo Releases Was Out Jazz Zone Mad on Ropeadope Records. Available September 14, 2018

Born in San Francisco, California, Tony Adamo has strong ties to his Italian American family in the Bronx and Brooklyn. After his stint in the Navy, he attended the Actor’s Studio and discovered a whole new world referred to as “method acting.” He discovered that he was terrible at remembering lines, and soon headed back to ...

NEWS: EVENT

Joan Torres And Michael Manring Share The Stage At SFJAZZ on August 23

Joan Torres And Michael Manring Share The Stage At SFJAZZ on August 23

Inspired by redefining music genres and pushing boundaries, Joan Torres Music presents a one-of-a-kind live performance at the SFJAZZ Center on August 23rd 2018 showcasing the great Michael Manring, The Barely Jazz Ensemble, and the cross-continental Joan Torres’s All Is Fused. The night starts with Manring opening the show, and grows progressively more collaborative as musicians ...

NEWS: EVENT

Come and Join the Fun at San Francisco's Rum&Sugar Bar's Free Jazz Nights

Come and Join the Fun at San Francisco's Rum&Sugar Bar's Free Jazz Nights

San Francisco's Rum&Sugar Bar seeks to spread the word around the neighborhood about its free jazz nights. Rum&Sugar opened in December 2016, but 823 Geary has been a bar for over 70 years. It went through different hands and different stages from historical if slightly shady Castle Club bar, to a beautiful hidden pearl of Tenderloin, and ...

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Martin Turkis

Martin Turkis is a double bassist, composer, and bandleader working out of San Francisco in genres such as salsa dura, son, mambo, and latin as well as straight-ahead jazz. He is the musical director of Conjunto Elefante - a salsa and Afro-Cuban jazz combo. He also leads the jazz-ska outfit Revolutionary Dictature.

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Festival 2018

Read "San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Walter Atkins

The exciting 2018 edition of jny: San Francisco's long running Fillmore Jazz Festival took place over the June 30-July 1 weekend. This year's 34th edition of the SFFJF featured an extensive artist line up that included: Kim Nalley, Groove 8, Pamela Rose Presents Blues Is A Woman; Lloyd Gregory and Friends, Lavay Smith & The Red ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

SFJAZZ: Decades After, Five Years In

Read "SFJAZZ: Decades After, Five Years In" reviewed by Arthur R George

Five years after the jny: San Francisco, California organization SFJAZZ created its own building, the SFJAZZ Center, it has proved a raving, even rampaging, success, unrelenting in programming, sales, education, and music production. Its number of concerts has doubled from 248 to more than 500. Its membership has increased by almost 200% to more than 14,000. ...