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  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Jason Moran Brings Live Skateboarders into the Fold at SFJAZZ, 5/5/13

    Jason Moran Sunday, May 5, 2013 SFJAZZ Center Better than: A skate video soundtrack, especially one that isn't jazzy. Midway through the final night of his residency at SFJAZZ Center, pianist and composer Jason Moran stood before a crowd of well-heeled San Francisco and North Bay Boomers and waxed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    The Great Sonny Rollins on Why Jazz Is "King of All Musics"

    Long celebrated as one of the greatest tenor players in the history of jazz, saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins has been refining the art of creative improvisation for almost seven decades. A precocious youth growing up in Harlem during the golden age of jazz, a teenage Rollins led a band that include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2011

    Jazz Mafia's Adam Theis on the Group's New Hip-Hop Symphony, Performing with Blackalicious, and More

    Jazz Mafia's Shotgun Wedding Quintet, with MC Dublin in the middle, and Adam Theis on the far right.‚Äč Whatever you're doing this weekend, we can pretty much guarantee that the members of the Jazz Mafia are doing more. The S.F. jazz collective's hip-hop outfit, Shotgun Wedding Quintet, is serving a ... More >>

  • Music

    August 22, 2007

    Andrew Hill

    Change (Blue Note)

  • News

    September 13, 2006

    Out of the Shadow

    The DJ who works out of S.F. has crafted both exquisite beats and a carefully cultivated mystique. Find out from him why the lush trip hop is being replaced by a local hyphy sound.

  • News

    September 21, 2005

    What's Really Wrong With the Lower Fillmore?

    Could it be the activists who claim they're trying to rebuild it?

  • Dining

    September 22, 2004

    The Egg and I

    Breakfasts excite at downtown icons Dottie's and the reborn Sears Fine Food

  • Culture

    November 12, 2003

    Magic Markings

    Accident and surprise in the work of Arthur Okamura

  • Music

    June 25, 2003

    Folk Explosion

    The Waybacks strike a chord with fans of old-timey music

  • Culture

    June 4, 2003

    Hammer of the Gods

    With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not

    a pejorative

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    Muni's Mack Daddy

    James Robinson used to be a pimp. Now he's a transit union bigwig. And he's got higher ambitions.

  • Music

    April 3, 2002

    Tenor Madness

    At 72, Sonny Rollins remains one of jazz's biggest enigmas -- and a hugely rewarding live performer

  • Calendar

    June 27, 2001

    Bard by the Bay

    Summer is the season for Shakespeare festivals

  • Music

    March 1, 2000


    After spending the '60s in the jazz vanguard, Sonny Simmons disappeared. He's back -- but still struggling

  • Music

    October 20, 1999

    Hear This

    Jackie McLean and Steve Lacy

  • Music

    September 15, 1999

    History Takes a Beating

    Two new CDs devoted to Kerouac and Ferlinghetti show what's good -- and bad -- about romanticizing the beats

  • Music

    March 24, 1999
  • Music

    December 23, 1998

    Flauting Tradition

    Bud ShankThe Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions (1956-61)(Mosaic)

  • Music

    November 19, 1997
  • Music

    October 22, 1997

    King Sonny

    Jazz great Sonny Rollins talks about old songs, speaking in tongues, and 40 years of spiritual intensity

  • Music

    August 13, 1997
  • Calendar

    January 29, 1997
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    December 25, 1996
  • Music

    August 21, 1996
  • Music

    January 3, 1996

    The Book of Lists

    SF Weekly contributors salute the best (and worst) music of 1995

  • Calendar

    October 11, 1995
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