For 30 years, the nonprofit organization now known as SFJAZZ has curated the San Francisco Jazz Festival, an annual showcase of live performances by well-known artists, more obscure ones, and local acts at venues throughout the city over the course of multiple weeks. This year's festival, from June ... More >>
Chef Charles Phan had one word when Randall Kline, the founder of SF JAZZ asked the Slanted Door chef to take over the café South at SF JAZZ's new permanent space on Franklin and Fell. "I said, 'No,'" Phan said. "A lot of people ask me to do a lot of things, and the first thing I say is, 'No.'" ... 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 >>
Gojira @ The Fillmore, Wednesday, Jan. 23 For a metal band, Gojira sports a name so fantastic that it's shocking no one snapped it up earlier. The Bayonne, France-based outfit nods to Godzilla's original Japanese moniker (before legal complications, the group called itself Godzilla), even though the ... More >>
In case you haven't heard, SFJAZZ -- the nonprofit group that presents a world-class jazz festival in San Francisco every year -- is building a brand-new home in Hayes Valley. Comparable only to Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, the SFJAZZ Center will be a 39,000-square-foot, $55 million performan ... More >>
The RootsDavies Symphony HallBetter than: Sitting still for an orchestraLocal music history was made last night as the Roots performed the first-ever hip-hop concert at Davies Symphony Hall as part of SFJAZZ's Spring season. The Philadelphia-bred, Grammy Award-winning group plays in your living room ... More >>
This year's San Francisco Jazz Festival rings in the new.
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Joshua Redman returns to the Bay Area as SF Jazz tries to prove it's got everything New York has -- and maybe more
After spending the '60s in the jazz vanguard, Sonny Simmons disappeared. He's back -- but still struggling