Keith Jarrett in San Francisco

As a piano player, there are several jazz pianists I absolutely adore and admire. I say “my favorite” too much, but.. I do have lots and lots of favorites – Hiromi, Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Michel Camilo, McCoy Tyner, and the list goes on and on. 966 more words


Wild Sound

Glancing at the stage before a performance of Glenn Kotche’s Wild Sound, we got a good idea what to expect. All the detritus, tools, stray wood pieces — a suburban garage exploded — suggested a Cageian experience in sound and improvisation. 983 more words

Shows (past)

Brazilian Music Legends Bring Tandem Tour To Oakland

Two living legends of Brazilian music, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso celebrate over five decades of singing together with this rare acoustic duo concert at Oakland’s gorgeous Paramount Theatre on Tuesday presented by SFJAZZ. 567 more words

Arts & Culture

Vicente Amigo comes to SF

Americans have never really understood the guitar. For most of my country(wo)men, their conception begins and ends with the electric guitar (invented by an American, of course), whether or not they realize it. 1,345 more words

SFJAZZ Center’s Quest to Educate Through Music.

For  over thirty years Hayes Valley’s SFJAZZ Center has brought music and education to the community by hosting over 350 concerts year-round, it is now the nation’s largest jazz presenter. 428 more words