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Generations Band, Featuring Jimmy Cobb and Eric Alexander, Returns to Yoshi’S SF on Wednesday and Thursday, May 6 & 7

Generations Band, Featuring Jimmy Cobb and Eric Alexander, Returns to Yoshi’S SF on Wednesday and Thursday, May 6 & 7

Two sets Wednesday night and “Battle of the Combos” Competition Finals on Thursday (San Francisco, CA) The Generations Band, an all-star sextet featuring Jimmy Cobb, Eric Alexander, Andrew Speight, David Hazeltine and Ray Drummond, will make its return to Yoshi’s San Francisco for two nights of special event concerts on Wednesday and Thursday, May 6 and 7, ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

San Francisco State University Announces Second Annual Generations Jazz Program International Competition and Fellowship for Emerging Jazz Combos

San Francisco State University Announces Second Annual Generations Jazz Program International Competition and Fellowship for Emerging Jazz Combos

The International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State University invites up-and-coming jazz combos in all countries to enter its second annual Generations Jazz Program International Competition and Fellowship for Emerging Young Combos. The winning combo will earn a year-long fellowship, with stipend, at San Francisco State University studying with the all-star Generations Band, including ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

NY's Nial Djuliarso Quartet in San Francisco; to Jam with Eric Alexander Sept 22

NY's Nial Djuliarso Quartet in San Francisco; to Jam with Eric Alexander Sept 22

New York band winners of 2008 International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State University Generations Jazz Project “International Competition and Fellowship for Emerging Jazz Combos” Quartet to appear with Eric Alexander and Andrew Speight at Monday night jam session at Shanghai 1930 in San Francisco, September 22, and in concert at San Francisco’s Knuth Hall, ...

Jimmy Cobb, Eric Alexander and Generations Band at Yoshi's San Francisco, Thursday, May 15!

Jimmy Cobb, Eric Alexander and Generations Band at Yoshi's San Francisco, Thursday, May 15!

The International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State is proud to present a history-making night of jazz featuring Jimmy Cobb and Eric Alexander at Yoshi's San Francisco on Thursday night, May 15, at 8 pm. The night will feature two great events: First will be the first public performance by the San Francisco State ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Finalists Announced for International Center for the Arts--San Francisco State University's Generations International Competition for Emerging Jazz Combos

Finalists Announced for International Center for the Arts--San Francisco State University's Generations International Competition for Emerging Jazz Combos

The two bands will compete at Yoshi's San Francisco on May 15 in a concert also featuring the Generations mentor band: Jimmy Cobb, Ray Drummond, Eric Alexander, Marcus Belgrave, Ronnie Mathews and Andrew Speight Two bands from New York State have been announced as finalists for the inaugural Generations International Competition for Emerging Combos sponsored by the ...

Singer/Pianist Bob Dorough Plays Jazz at Pearl's May 4-6

Singer/Pianist Bob Dorough Plays Jazz at Pearl's May 4-6

Swinging, whimsey and the beloved songs of “Schoolhouse Rock" on tap in North Beach

“[Bob Dorough] is one of the great joys of modern music. A true force of nature, standard bearer of the concept of 'heart and soul' - hipster saint . . . and all around righteous teacher. He's like some kind of giant ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Saxophonist Mike Zilber Leads Quintet into Jazz at Pearl's, Thursday, April 26

Saxophonist Mike Zilber Leads Quintet into Jazz at Pearl's, Thursday, April 26

"Michael Zilber is one of the best composers and players around anywhere, period!" So says jazz great and frequent Zilber collaborator Dave Liebman. A vibrant and sure-toned saxophonist, Zilber will be leading an intriguing 5-musician ensemble into Jazz at Pearl's (256 Columbus Avenue, near Broadway) in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach District. on Thursday, April ...

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Bebop Guitar Master Bruce Forman at Jazz at Pearl's (SF) April 20-22

Bebop Guitar Master Bruce Forman at Jazz at Pearl's (SF) April 20-22

Forman to reunite with bassist John Wiitala and drummer Vince Lateano to recreate legendary trio Any performance by guitarist Bruce Forman is bound to be a treat, but this weekend at Jazz at Pearl's in San Francisco is bound to be particularly special, as Forman gets together with a couple of old mates to recreate history and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Singer Kim Nalley Plays Jazz at Pearl's in San Francisco, April 13-15

Singer Kim Nalley Plays Jazz at Pearl's in San Francisco, April 13-15

Popular vocalist's last Bay Area concert dates before performing trip to Russia San Francisco's North Beach district will be swinging this weekend, as vocalist Kim Nalley settles in for three nights at the classy North Beach nightclub, Jazz at Pearl's. Nalley is well known in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the U.S. and in Europe as ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Lavay Smith to Rock Jazz at Pearl's in San Francisco: March 30 - April 1

Lavay Smith to Rock Jazz at Pearl's in San Francisco: March 30 - April 1

Lavay Smith to Rock Jazz at Pearl's in San Francisco: March 30-April 1

Sunday night show to feature All-Star horn line

The cheerful cyclone of swinging jazz that is Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers will be invading Jazz at Pearl's in the heart of San Francisco's historic North Beach District on Friday through ...