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Irakere 40 at SFJAZZ

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Irakere 40
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, California
October 30, 2015

“They were smoking." That was KPFA's Art Sato, host of “In Your Ear"--a weekly Saturday afternoon Latin Jazz, jazz and flamenco music program on KPFA in Berkeley, California--evaluating legendary Cuban band Irakere's then-ongoing performance at SFJAZZ in San Francisco. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Los Van Van at Davies Symphony Hall

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Los Van Van
Davies Symphony Hall
SFJAZZ Festival
San Francisco, CA
August 14, 2015

Cheers erupted as Randall Kline, Founder and Co-Executive Director of SFJAZZ, began to introduce the evening's entertainment. Cheers from more than two thousand audience members overpowered Kline as the musicians came onstage, eleven in total, and ...

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Miguel Zenon: Celebrating the Music of La Isla

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For the last decade, saxophonist Miguel Zenón has distinguished himself as one of the most innovative and creative musicians in the modern jazz idiom. The Puerto Rican-born altoist accomplished this feat by reaching back to the musical and cultural traditions of his island. On groundbreaking recordings such as Jibaro (Marsalis Music, 2005) and Esta Plena (Marsalis ...