Aaron Neville - Soulful Christmas Concert

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Event has passed (Thu Dec 15, 2016 - Fri Dec 16, 2016)
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Jazz, R&B/Soul, Music
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A legend of soul.

Aaron Neville vocals
Charles Neville saxophones
Eric Struthers guitar
Michael Goods keyboards
David Johnson bass
Earl Smith Jr. drums

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Holiday performances with Aaron Neville are an SFJAZZ tradition. With one of the most evocative and recognizable voices in American music, the four-time GRAMMY winner is an international ambassador of New Orleans music and founding member of the legendary Neville Brothers band. His renditions of classics like “Silent Night” and “The Christmas Song” turned his 1993 album Soulful Christmas into a million-seller. Coming of age on the incredibly creative 1950s Crescent City R&B scene, Neville gained national attention with the Wild Tchoupitoulas, a touring Mardi Gras celebration that led to the creation of the Neville Brothers band — an institution that would confirm Neville’s iconic status. Over his Grammy-winning solo career, Neville has scored a string of hits including 1967’s “Tell It Like It Is,” memorable duets with Linda Ronstadt and a hugely popular cover of Main Ingredient’s “Everybody Plays the Fool.” A deeply spiritual man, his mesmerizing renditions of classics like “Silent Night” and “The Christmas Song” turned his 1993 album Soulful Christmas into a million-seller, and he delved deeper into the seasonal canon with 2005’s Christmas Prayer. Join us for an unforgettable evening of holiday classics with a true American original.

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Having one of the most evocative and recognizable voices in American music, GRAMMY-winning singer Aaron Neville is an international ambassador of New Orleans R&B, returning to celebrate his new album on that most auspicious New Orleans holiday, Fat Tuesday. Neville gained national attention with the Wild Tchoupitoulas, a touring Mardi Gras party that helped launch the Neville Brothers band, and has enjoyed a spectacularly successful musical life, both with his siblings and as a solo artist. Over his career, Neville has scored a string of hits including 1967’s “Tell It Like It Is,” the GRAMMY-winning duets with Linda Ronstadt on “Don’t Know Much” and “All My Life,” and a hugely popular cover of Main Ingredient’s “Everybody Plays the Fool.” Following his 2005 holiday album Christmas Prayer, 2006’s soul music salute Bring It on Home, and 2010’s gospel release I Know I’ve Been Changed, Neville returns with music from his new Blue Note session, My True Story, a majestic collection of doo wop classics produced by the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards and Blue Note label head Don Was. Join us as one of New Orleans’ favorite sons celebrates Fat Tuesday in his own inimitable style.

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SFJAZZ Center - SF Jazz
201 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA
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  1. SFJAZZ Center - SF Jazz
    201 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA