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Article: Jazz in Long Form

Jazz Beyond Borders: Embracing Online Performances

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced musicians and venues to adapt, giving rise to innovative alternatives for their survival. One of the most transformative solutions was the advent of live streaming concerts and club dates, allowing people to enjoy jazz performances from the comfort of their homes. As the pandemic's limitations persisted, this concept gained traction, offering audiences ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Lisa Hilton, Revisited

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Meet Lisa Hilton Lisa Kristine Hilton is a composer, pianist, producer and bandleader. Growing up on California's beautiful central coast, Hilton was so entranced with the piano that she taught herself to play with a colored keyboard guide and composed simple songs before beginning piano lessons. Attending college in San Francisco, she missed the creativity she had ...

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Article: Live Review

Miguel Zenon at SFJAZZ Center

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Miguel Zenon SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA May 5, 2022 With its fabulous acoustics and visual projection capabilities, the SF Jazz Center is the ideal venue for Miguel Zenon's performances of his recent Golden City Suite project. Zenon conducted interviews in several of San Francisco's ethnic communities—Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, African American, ...

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News: Event

2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert to Take Place Virtually April 22, 2021

2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert to Take Place Virtually April 22, 2021

Join the celebration of the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters as the National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, presents a virtual tribute concert in honor of Terri Lyne Carrington, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Henry Threadgill, and Phil Schaap (2021 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy). The 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert ...

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News: Event

Virtual Concert Celebrates the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters on August 20, 2020

Virtual Concert Celebrates the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters on August 20, 2020

The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, will host a special online-only concert in honor of the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters—Dorthaan Kirk (A.B. Spellman Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy), Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman—on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee ...

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News: Event

2020 NEA Jazz Masters to be Honored at Events April 1-3 at SFJAZZ in San Francisco

2020 NEA Jazz Masters to be Honored at Events April 1-3 at SFJAZZ in San Francisco

Join the National Endowment for the Arts in celebrating the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters—Dorthaan Kirk, Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman—at free, open to the public events April 1–3, 2020, at the SFJAZZ Center in jny: San Francisco, held in collaboration with SFJAZZ. In addition to hearing from the masters themselves at a listening party ...

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News: Award / Grant

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters

Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the four newest recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Innovative jazz musicians Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, as well as Dorthaan Kirk—who is receiving the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy—are the 2020 recipients of NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships. They will ...

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Article: Live Review

Ambrose Akinmusire at SFJAZZ

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Ambrose Akinmusire SFJAZZSan Francisco, California June 15, 2017 For trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, the band is everything: “When I'm playing with other people, it's hard to produce, because I don't have that relationship. But when I play with my band, it's endless," he told the New York Times in March 2011.

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Article: Live Review

John Handy Tribute At SFJAZZ

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John Handy Tribute SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium SFJAZZ Fifth Season Celebration San Francisco CA January 22, 2017 The SFJAZZ Center ignited its fifth season celebration with two extraordinary weeks that included the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Open House and the star studded Zakir Hussain Gala Night ...

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Article: Live Review

Bobby Hutcherson tribute at SFJAZZ Center

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Bobby Hutcherson tribute SFJAZZ Center jny: San Francisco CA January 21, 2017 I still can't quite believe he's gone. No, not that contemporary American icon. I'm talking about Bobby Hutcherson, one of the greatest practitioners ever of the curious art of making the vibraphone sing and ...


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