07/22/10

San Francisco Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

Festival running from September 14 through November 20 to include performances by Esperanza Spalding, Roy Haynes, Arturo Sandoval, Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber Fusion and many more

The SFJAZZ organization, presenters of the San Francisco Jazz Festival, has announced the schedule for the fall event, which runs from September 14 through November 20, at various venues throughout the city. The shows will feature artists representing a wide range of jazz styles, including Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society, Roy Haynes and his Fountain of Youth Band, Arturo Sandoval, Vijay Iyer Trio, Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber Fusion with Randy Brecker and Eric Marienthal, Chucho Valdes and many more. In addition, the festival includes some artists outside the boundaries of jazz, such as Rosanne Cash and Lila Downs.

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“At SFJAZZ we place importance on the idea of heritage — venerated artists connect us with the fabric of music history,” said Kline in a press release received at JT. “We often say our festivals feature Living Legends and New Directions. This fall, we have assembled a collection of remarkable musical talent from every point on that vast continuum.”

The festival will also host several pre-concert talks with artists. Talks include Henry Threadgill (10/3), Marcus Shelby (10/8), Anat & Avishai Cohen (10/9), Garaj Mahal (10/15), Jon Jang (10/24), Steve Lehman, post-concert (10/28), Bitches Brew Revisited (10/29).. In addition, the festival has long incorporated educational components into its programming, through family matinees and lectures. Among the programs this year is a Discover Jazz series presented by, Bay area bandleader, percussionist and educator John Santos. According to the press release provided by SFJAZZ: “This six-part series will reveal several elements of African origin that form the basis of popular Latin music and Latin jazz, including instrumentation, rhythm, melody and more. During the series, participants will listen to and analyze a broad cross-section of recorded examples from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Republica Dominicana/Haiti, the United States and Brazil that span the last century.”

Tickets for shows are available from the SFJAZZ web site or by calling 866-920-5299. You can also go to the SFJAZZ Box Office in 3 Embarcadero Center, where there are no service charges.

Here is a list of the performances that have been announced thus far:

Matt Penman Listening Party
Tuesday, September 14, 7:00PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
SFJAZZ Members Only

“Brazilian Bateria”
Olodum
Friday, September 24, 8:00PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
$25/$45/$65 Premium

“Ultrafunk”
Chris Potter Underground
Saturday, September 25, 8:00PM
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum
$30 GA, $50 Premium GA

“Organically Grown”
Henry Threadgill’s Zooid
Sunday, October 3, 7:00PM
Herbst Theatre
$20/$35/$50 Premium
Pre-concert talk with Henry Threadgill

“Remembering MLK”
Marcus Shelby Orchestra’s MLK
Friday, October 8, 8:00PM
Jewish Community Center
$20/$30 Premium
Pre-Concert Talk with Marcus Shelby

“Nikkanese”
Nikki Yanofsky
Saturday, October 9, 2:00PM
Florence Gould Theatre, Legion of Honor
$25 GA
Ticket includes entry to the museum galleries.

“Israeli Imports”
Anat Cohen & Avishai Cohen
Saturday, October 9, 8:00PM
Congregation Sherith Israel
$25 GA/$50 Premium GA
Pre-concert talk with Anat & Avishai Cohen

“Thelonious Monk’s Birthday Party”
Danilo Perez, solo
Sunday, October 10, 3:00PM
Herbst Theatre
Members Only: $25/$50 Premium

“The New Sensation”
Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society
Sunday, October 10, 8:00PM
Davies Symphony Hall
$20/$30/$45/$65 Premium

“Keyboard Colossus”
Chucho Valdés
Monday, October 11, 7:30PM
Herbst Theatre
$30/$50/$75 Premium

“Celebrating Chick Corea”
Manhattan Transfer
Thursday, October 14, 7:30PM
Herbst Theatre
$30/$50/$75 Premium

“Cosmic Convergence”
Garaj Mahal
Friday, October 15, 8:00PM
Swedish American Hall
$35 GA
Pre-Concert Talk with Garaj Mahal

“Feeling Good”
Meklit Hadero
Saturday, October 16, 8:00PM
Swedish American Hall
$25 GA

“String Swing”
Asleep At The Wheel
Wednesday, October 20, 7:30PM
Herbst Theatre
$25/$45/$65 Premium

“Heaven on Earth”
James Carter with John Medeski
Thursday, October 21, 7:30PM
Herbst Theatre
$25/$45/$65 Premium

“Sacred Space”
Yusef Lateef
Friday, October 22, 8:00PM
Grace Cathedral
Non-members: $30 GA/$50 Premium GA
Members: $22 GA/$37 Premium GA

“Dreamcatcher”
Gretchen Parlato
Friday, October 22, 8:00PM
Swedish American Hall
$30 GA

“Salute to Ali Farka Touré”
Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabaté & Vieux Farka Touré
Saturday, October 23, 8:00PM
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
$25/$40/$55/$75 Premium

“World Premiere: Angel Voices: Rhapsody on Angel Island Poetry”
Jon Jang
Sunday, October 24, 3:00PM
SF Conservatory of Music
$30 GA/$50 Premium GA; Pre-concert talk with Jon Jang

“Gentle Genius”
Kenny Barron Trio with David Sánchez
Sunday, October 24, 7:00PM
Herbst Theatre
$25/$45/$65 Premium

“A Legacy in Progress - 90th Birthday Celebration”
Ravi Shankar; Anoushka Shankar
Wednesday, October 27, 8:30PM
Davies Symphony Hall
$35/$55/$75/$95 Premium

“A Force of Nature”
Stew & The Negro Problem
Thursday, October 28, 7:30PM
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
$25 GA

“Intellect & Action”
Steve Lehman Octet
Thursday, October 28, 8:00PM
SF Conservatory of Music
$25 GA; Post-concert talk with Steve Lehman

“The Tipping Point”
Bitches Brew Revisited
Friday, October 29, 8:00PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
$25/$45/$65 Premium

“For Love of Cubop”
Arturo Sandoval
Friday, October 29, 8:00PM
Herbst Theatre
$30/$50/$75 Premium

“Tribute to Doris Day”
Nellie McKay
Saturday, October 30, 8:00PM
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum
$30 GA

“Gracias, Mi Amiga”
Omara Portuondo
Saturday, October 30, 8:00PM
Herbst Theatre
$30/$50/$75 Premium

“Luminous Latina”
Lila Downs
Wednesday, November 3, 7:30PM
Herbst Theatre
$25/$45/$65 Premium

“Modern Multi-Culti”
Natacha Atlas
Thursday, November 4, 7:30PM
Herbst Theatre
$25/$45/$65 Premium

“Snap Crackle”
Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth Band
Saturday, November 6, 8:00PM
Herbst Theatre
$25/$45/$65 Premium

“Bringin’ It”
Ledisi
Saturday, November 6, 8:00PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
$30/$50/$75 Premium

“Deep in the Tradition”
José James & Jef Neve
Sunday, November 7, 2:00PM
Florence Gould Theatre, Legion of Honor
$30 GA
Ticket includes entry to the museum galleries.

“Electric Outlet”
Yellowjackets; The Jeff Lorber Fusion featuring Randy Brecker & Eric Marienthal
Sunday, November 7, 7:00PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
$25/$45/$65 Premium

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Concert
Friday, November 12, 8:00PM
Jewish Community Center
$15 GA Adults; $10 Adults w/children; $5 Children/Seniors

“Balkan Blowout”
Slavic Soul Party!
Saturday, November 13, 8:00PM
Swedish American Hall
$30 GA

“The List”
Rosanne Cash
Sunday, November 14, 7:00PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
$25/$45/$65 Premium

“Buzz Builder”
Vijay Iyer Trio
Sunday, November 14, 7:00PM
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum
Non-members: $30 GA/$50 Premium GA
Members: $22 GA/$37 Premium GA

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