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City of Music: Rediscovering San Francisco's Music Scene from 1987-2008

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Discover the vibrant and transformative music scene that defined San Francisco from the late 1980s-2000s with photographer Jay Blakesberg and Noise Pop co-founder Jordan Kurland. Presenting iconic images and trading insider stories of the city's music history, Blakesberg and Kurland will revisit memorable concerts and musical moments, from legendary outdoor performances and festivals to shows at beloved lost music venues. Join us to celebrate San Francisco's creative spirit, unique musical identity, and electrifying history.

This program is presented in partnership with Reboot and Noise Pop.

About the speakers:
Jay Blakesberg
Jay Blakesberg is a San Francisco-based photographer, filmmaker, and public speaker. He is best known for his music photography beginning in 1978. Blakesberg has worked with many legendary artists including the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Carlos Santana, Tom Waits, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Flaming Lips, and more. His work has been published in thousands of magazines worldwide in addition to books and documentary films. He has published sixteen coffee table books of his work, including fourteen under his self-publishing imprint Rock Out Books. Blakesberg's second solo museum exhibit "RetroBlakesberg: The Music Never Stopped" is on view through July 28, 2024 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Jordan Kurland
Jordan Kurland is a co-founder and partner at Brilliant Corners Artist Management, which has offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Kurland is also a partner in Noise Pop Industries, which produces and promotes events throughout the greater Bay Area including the iconic small club festival Noise Pop. He was one of the founders of the groundbreaking boutique outdoor music festival Treasure Island, which ran from 2007-2018.

Free with Museum Admission.

Presented by Contemporary Jewish Museum
Discover the vibrant and transformative music scene that defined San Francisco from the late 1980s-2000s with photographer Jay Blakesberg and Noise Pop co-founder Jordan Kurland. Presenting iconic images and trading insider stories of the city's music history, Blakesberg and Kurland will revisit memorable concerts and musical moments, from legendary outdoor performances and festivals to shows at beloved lost music venues. Join us to celebrate San Francisco's creative spirit, unique musical identity, and electrifying history.

This program is presented in partnership with Reboot and Noise Pop.

About the speakers:
Jay Blakesberg
Jay Blakesberg is a San Francisco-based photographer, filmmaker, and public speaker. He is best known for his music photography beginning in 1978. Blakesberg has worked with many legendary artists including the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Carlos Santana, Tom Waits, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Flaming Lips, and more. His work has been published in thousands of magazines worldwide in addition to books and documentary films. He has published sixteen coffee table books of his work, including fourteen under his self-publishing imprint Rock Out Books. Blakesberg's second solo museum exhibit "RetroBlakesberg: The Music Never Stopped" is on view through July 28, 2024 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Jordan Kurland
Jordan Kurland is a co-founder and partner at Brilliant Corners Artist Management, which has offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Kurland is also a partner in Noise Pop Industries, which produces and promotes events throughout the greater Bay Area including the iconic small club festival Noise Pop. He was one of the founders of the groundbreaking boutique outdoor music festival Treasure Island, which ran from 2007-2018.

Free with Museum Admission.

Presented by Contemporary Jewish Museum
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Contemporary Jewish Museum 21 Upcoming Events
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