San Francisco Jazz Festival

Groovin’ Around The Bay – June 2, 2011

Happy Black Music Month!!! There is some spectacular music happening in the Bay Area this weekend but before we get started, I wanted to mention the following upcoming concerts: Carmen Lundy – Yoshi’s Oakland – June 16 & 17 – Shows at 8 and 10pm – Come see Carmen in a rare Bay Area performance. […]

SFJAZZ – Charles Lloyd New Quartet – Palace of Fine Arts

Charles Lloyd – saxophone, flute, piano and percussion Jason Moran – piano Reuben Rogers – acoustic bass Eric Harland – drums Sunday evening, I went to see the Charles Lloyd New Quartet in concert at the Palace of Fine Arts for the SFJAZZ Spring Season. Most of the music was original compositions from the sax […]

Terrence Brewer kicks off the SFJAZZ Hotplate Series on 9/10

Terrence Brewer plays Wes Montgomery Amnesia 853 Valencia St (between 19th & 20th) Thurday, September 10th 9PM, $5 cover The SFJAZZ Hotplate series features some of the Bay Area’s best artists celebrating the music of their favorite jazz legend each month. We begin with the SF Weekly’s “Best Jazz Artist,” guitarist Terrence Brewer, paying homage […]

Groovin ‘ at the San Francisco Jazz Festival

Friday evening at the 20th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, after a trek up Powell Street because the streetcar was out of service, we went to Grace Cathedral to see saxophonist James Carter and the Tuvan throat-singing group, Huun-Huur-Tu. Grace Cathedral is a great edifice in San Francisco and I was excited about hearing music […]

Shirley Horn is still singin’ and swingin’….

I am a one-man fan club for vocalist/pianist Shirley Horn. I have been enjoying her music for the past 10 years and was probably one of the youngest people in the audience when I saw her perform in 1993. I first heard Shirley when I bought the movie soundtrack, “Glengarry Glen Ross” and on which […]