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 >>
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 >>
Jazz Mafia's Shotgun Wedding Quintet, with MC Dublin in the middle, and Adam Theis on the far right. 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 >>
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