Ken V

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04/08/14    Community Articles

A very special concert from a master of world music

Karsh Kale is an extraordinary musician who bridges two worlds. His fans try to never miss a performance.

03/29/14    Community Articles

The Fortunes of Fate dish Yoshi audiences with a joyous celebration

Roy Hargrove is forced to cancel his show in San Francisco at Yoshi's, but his band plays on,

03/17/14    Community Articles

Two of Jazz’s Best vocalists have back to back dates at Yoshi’s San Francisco

Yoshi's in San Francisco presents a spectacular music festival of vocal music with two of the greatest jazz singers today

02/22/14    Community Articles

Paula WEST, at Feinstein’s and the magic and power of song

Michael Feinstein's at the Nikko Hotel, is a warm and intimate room in San Francisco where vocal artists get to perform to an intimate audience in a comfortable setting. Paula West is given a two week run and is getting sold out cowds.

12/27/13    Community Articles

John Calloway and band perform at the RED Poppy Art House, San Francisco

The holiday period can be tough on jazz and world music fans in the San Francisco Bay Area. It seems the clubs and restaurants are all reaching to please the crowds that go out rarely, but suddenly appear during this time. That’s why the appearance of flautist...

12/16/13    Community Articles

The Count Basie orchestra plays Yoshi’s for a holiday treat like no other!

The band will play their hits, arrangements of holiday songs, and feature a big band vocalist

11/13/13    Community Articles

Poncho Sanchez at Yoshi’s San Francisco

When Yoshi’s San Francisco (there is also a club in Oakland) has Poncho Sanchez in the house, the club will rock. And jazz fans who were there for the recent appearance by Poncho, experienced a very special experience, like no other in the City by the Bay.

10/26/13    Community Articles

Two Tributes in San Francisco: Monk and Blakey shows create excitement and appreciation

What makes a tribute concert work? Two San Francisco show may be models for successful tribute shows

09/23/13    Community Articles

Jason Marsalis to appear at Yoshi’s September 25, 2013

Jason Marsalis is a very talented drummer. On top of that he is determined to lead and succeed with a band in which he plays vibraphone, an instrument he is very passionate about.

09/12/13    Community Articles

Terence Blanchard opens SFJAZZ Season TWO in the new JAZZ CENTER

Season two at the new SFJAZZ CENTER, includes a performance by one of the most accomplished players in the music, trumpeter, composer, arranger, band leader Terence Blanchard

09/11/13    Community Articles

United Trumpet Show Coming to Yoshi's

Yoshi's has one night show by trumpet super group

08/07/13    Community Articles

The Cookers come to conquer the San Francisco Bay

The Cookers, a band of jazz great, is coming to the Bay Area with gigs at Yoshi's and San Jose Jazz

07/25/13    Community Articles

Nestor Torres rocks Yoshi's Oakland

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Nestor Torres pulled together a band of great local players and rocked the house.

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....

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About Ken V

I have played sax all my life

Ken V joined the JazzTimes community on Dec 10, 2010