Ken V

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07/16/13    Community Articles

Four Masters of Vocal Art Play the Bay

Four masterful new vocal artists made appearances recently in the San Francisco Bay Area and created a demonstration of artistry and excellence rarely seen.

06/19/13    Community Articles

SFJAZZ Creates a Festival of the Keys—Two Pianists Are Linked in Non-obvious Ways

A case can be made that the piano is the central instrument of jazz. In a series of concerts, SFJAZZ presents two of the greatest players on this instrument, and they are linked by a rhythmic concept that is powerful and dynamic.

06/13/13    Community Articles

Ray Obeido plays the FENIX supper club, San Rafael, CA

A new jazz club in downtown San Rafael? This sleepy town is not known for successful clubs, but FENIX might change that....

03/27/13    Community Articles

Papo Vazquez rocks our world

Latin jazz legend Papo Vasquez makes rare appearance at new SFJAZZ center

02/24/13    Community Articles

SFJAZZ presents a classic jazz concert that few will forget

SFJAZZ presents a concert of sax favorites with top flight band.

01/27/13    Community Articles

Latin Jazz Show at Yoshi's San Francisco

Yoshi's presents Latin Jazz show that warms up the audience

11/06/12    Community Articles

Can Robert Glasper save jazz?

The Robert Glasper Experiment plays SF Jazz to a packed house

10/24/12    Community Articles

Two Latin greats play with passion and joy at San Francisco Jazz concerts

San Francisco is fast becoming the leading city in America for Latin jazz styles. But with two recent concerts, the City has reached a special place in this music that cannot be denied.

09/27/12    Community Articles

The New Latin Wave

Critic Ken Vermes wants to understand more about the Latin Music scene in San Francisco and the Bay Area. In a series of shorter articles, he will explore elements of this new wave. He will then prepare a longer piece:

09/11/12    Community Articles

Airto comes to Yoshi's- the spirit of Brazilian rhythm keeps on burning

When Airto steps on stage at Yoshi's San Francisco, a few in the audience will know that they are listening to a master of percussion who was at the very start of what can be called the second wave of Brazillian music. And he recorded with almost everyone...

08/31/12    Community Articles

Yoshi pulls out the stops with stunning show featuring Bela Fleck and Marcus Roberts

Jazz is the sound of surprise and this show is full of more surprises than this listener has experienced in a long time

08/30/12    Community Articles

Veteran Singer Karrin Allyson -singing is always new-appears at the RRAZZ Room

Singer Karrin Allyson has a deep connection to a local record label that literally launched her career

08/19/12    Community Articles

Children Allowed-Please Bring your children

Bringing your kids to music can be the most rewarding thing you ever do. San Francisco has one of the best clubs for this.

07/25/12    Community Articles

John Pizzarelli-the two minute interview

John Pizzarelli, on the road in Seattle, answers a few questions just before his show at Jazz Alley in Seattle on June 25, 2012.

06/23/12    Community Articles

Jazz Warrior, Jimmy Cobb, at the right place at the right time

Jimmy Cobb talks about his career and the people he recorded with-his great band is coming to San Francisco!

05/01/12    Community Articles

The Spring of Jazz Blossoms World Wide

It is Spring 2012 and music is breaking out all over. It is Monday and it is International Jazz Day, an event put together by Herbie Hancock and the United Nations. The career of Herbie Hancock is an example of greatness and his music is suddenly everywhere...

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About Ken V

I have played sax all my life

Ken V joined the JazzTimes community on Dec 10, 2010