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SFJAZZ Unveils Prodigious Lineup for 34th Festival & 2016 Summer Sessions

SFJAZZ Unveils Prodigious Lineup for 34th Festival & 2016 Summer Sessions

The San Francisco Jazz Festival will present 25 concerts over 12 days and Summer Sessions will present 55 shows over 38 days. Acts include McCoy Tyner Tribute with the legendary Chick Corea, a 12-year-old piano wunderkind Joey Alexander, and Bay Area jazz virtuoso Taylor Eigsti….

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LINEUP ANNOUNCED: 47th Annual New Orleans Jazz Fest

LINEUP ANNOUNCED: 47th Annual New Orleans Jazz Fest

One of the longest-running multi-day music festivals in the U.S., the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (also known as Jazz Fest) announced the 2016 music lineup, headlined by multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder, rock bands Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus singer-songwriter Neil Young…

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Live Review: Esperanza Spalding Kicks Off Four-Day Residency at SFJAZZ

Live Review: Esperanza Spalding Kicks Off Four-Day Residency at SFJAZZ

Grammy award-winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding formed one of the best trios in the genre last night, performing with pianist Geri Allen and three-time Grammy Award-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. It was the first of Esperanza’s four consecutive shows at SFJAZZ for her current residency….

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Honduran Guitarist Aurelio Martinez Brings Afro-Caribbean Sound to SFJAZZ

Honduran Guitarist Aurelio Martinez Brings Afro-Caribbean Sound to SFJAZZ

Singer and guitarist Aurelio Martinez from Honduras brings his highly global musical style to SFJazz Center at Miner Auditorium on Thursday, August 6th. The Central American musician obtained international recognition beginning at age 14 thanks to his creative world music, which channels Afro-Caribbean sounds along…

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Q&A: Jaga Jazzist Re-Emerge in SF with ‘Starfire’

Q&A: Jaga Jazzist Re-Emerge in SF with ‘Starfire’

Norweigan experimental band Jaga Jazzist visit the Independent on June 18 following the release of their fifth full-length studio album, Starfire. With over 20 years experience making music, the Oslo-based group of eight multi-instrumentalists thoughtfully manipulate atmospheric sounds, demonstrating a strong-willed distaste for orthodoxy. Jaga…

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Live Review: King Krule Draws a Full House at SF Debut

Live Review: King Krule Draws a Full House at SF Debut

British singer-songwriter and guitarist King Krule is the musical alias of 19 year old Archy Marshall, who delivers a raw, resonant style by harnessing his unexpected yet unmistakable deep voice.

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Two-Day Etta James Tribute at Fillmore Jazz Festival

Two-Day Etta James Tribute at Fillmore Jazz Festival

It’s that time of year again–the Fillmore Jazz Festival is coming to San Francisco for a free two-day extravaganza featuring music, food, local arts and crafts and a special homage to Etta James.

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Preview: Joe Bataan

Preview: Joe Bataan

This Friday at Milk there will be a very special free meet and greet with the legendary “King of Latin Soul” Joe Bataan. Come say hello and get down to some rare grooves from local DJs Vinylrichie, Guillermo, Alan Thayer and The Souleros.

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Mardi Gras Parties

Mardi Gras Parties

If you didn’t catch some of the early Mardi Gras parties that went off over the weekend, you’ve still got options when Fat Tuesday hits tomorrow.

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CODA to Close

CODA to Close

Coda, the jazz supperclub on Mission and Duboce will be closing its doors on January 1st after roughly a year and a half. It’s a difficult space to occupy being right next to an underpass and with limited street parking; several venues have since come…

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