Cedric AngelesVieux Farka TouréThe nonprofit SFJAZZ announced its lineup today for the 28th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which runs from September 14 to November 20. Tickets go on sale Sunday, July 11, and prices vary for each concert. Highlights include:Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabaté and Vi ... More >>
When your mom gives you such a memorable name as "Sweet Baby," odds are you're gonna end up in the entertainment industry. Sweet Baby J'ai ended up a singer (and producer, and arranger, and actress) after sneaking into Kansas City jazz clubs as a kid. With an uncle who worked as a bassist for Billie ... More >>
Jazz, Jazz, Jazz (Wrong Records)
New label reissues long-lost jazz-fest classics
A glimmering production rescues a riveting but dense play from the ivory tower
Bay Area tenor saxophonist Mitch Marcus' quintet evokes jazz's legacy without wallowing in easy retroisms
Is jazz dead? Local experts search for signs of life.
Saxophonist Joe Lovano's tribute to 52nd Street swing and bop.
Legendary jazz figure Sam Rivers links the old guard and the new wave
Hiphopulation (43 Productions)
Summer is the season for Shakespeare festivals
The Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings (1944-1948) (Savoy Jazz)
The Legend of Cuban Percussion and Afro Cuban Jazz
(Six Degrees) and (CuBop)
The animated Faith Hubley
After three decades of feeding the homeless, the only church devoted to John Coltrane now finds itself without a home
Through one San Francisco label, Francisco Aguabella leads the charge of Afro-Cuban percussion
The Rova Saxophone Quartet once again honors the freewheeling spirit of Bay Area jazz improvisers
Lester Bowie explains
Afro-Cuban jazz legends Chucho Valdes and Irakere return to the U.S.
Bongo king Armando Peraza