One of the most important musicians to emerge from the British jazz scene during the 1960s, bassist Dave Holland stepped onto the global stage at the tender age of 22 when he replaced Ron Carter in the Miles Davis' legendary quintet that included pianist Herbie Hancock, drummer Tony Williams, and sa ... More >>
The Grammy Awards are dull and insipid every year, but at least for the last two years the Recording Academy managed a few surprises: In 2011, Arcade Fire won Album of the Year, providing a climactic reality-check for thousands of indie partisans; in 2012, the awards attempted to both grapple with t ... More >>
By SEAN J. O'CONNELL SFJAZZ Opening Night Concert with McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Bill Frisell, Bill Cosby, and more Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 SFJAZZ Center via NPR web stream Despite not having had regular employment for the last year or so, I have had the opportunity to see Radiohead perform live ... More >>
It's open! The SFJAZZ Center, the West Coast's first facility dedicated to jazz performance and education, opened its doors on Monday, and with only a few hiccups, most of which are now resolved. So it's time to party. And even if you're not the gala-hopping VIP-type, you can witness performances b ... More >>
A few months ago, we updated you on the progress of construction over at 205 Franklin Street -- the fancy new headquarters of SF Jazz -- which is set to open on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Jan., 21, 2013. Today, the nonprofit announced the lineup for artists that will performing at the very fir ... More >>
The Jack DeJohnette Trio, featuring Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 Yoshi's S.F. Better than: The drum solo in Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick," and probably any drum solo in any rock song, ever. One expects great things from the live performance of a trio led by someone like Jac ... More >>
Jazz at Lincoln Center OrchestraDavies Symphony HallSunday, June 19, 2011Look, Wynton. You've taken a lot of shit over the years for rankling the people who -- like you -- worry over ideas of authenticity in music almost as much as they worry over music itself. They carp at your insistence that E ... More >>
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Bongo king Armando Peraza