An Evening with Jazz Legend Randy Weston to Benefit San Francisco's Jazz Heritage Center

Jun 04, 2009 05:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Acclaimed by critics as “the biggest sound of any jazz pianist since Ellington and Monk,” Randy Weston will inaugurate the JHC’s Media and Education Center in a discussion led by noted jazz historian Dr. Herb Wong. Weston will share stories and insights from his 14-country diplomacy tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department in 1967. The use of American jazz greats such as Weston ---along with Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and others--- in public diplomacy efforts sponsored by the U.S. government is the focus of the JHC’s current major exhibit, Jam Session: America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World. The exhibit, created by the Meridian International Center, is currently making its first West Coast showing until June 25, daily from Noon – 10pm, in the JHC’s Koret Heritage Lobby exhibition space outside the entrance to Yoshi’s San Francisco Jazz Club and Restaurant. options are available to for those interested in participating in this momentous milestone with Jazz Heritage Center and Randy Weston from $50 - $250.

Jazz Heritage Center

San Francisco California 94115
United States

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