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SFJAZZ Center Grand Opening Set for Jan. 21

First show stars Tyner, Corea, Spalding, Lovano, Hutcherson, Redman & more

Joe Lovano
McCoy Tyner, famed jazz pianist and a member of John Coltrane's super quartet
Esperanza Spalding

The SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco will hold its grand opening Jan. 21, and will present its maiden concert two nights later with an all-star show featuring McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman, Bobby Hutcherson, Mary Stallings, Rebeca Mauleón, SFJAZZ Collective and others to be announced. Bill Cosby will serve as host. The Center is located at 205 Franklin Street at Fell Street in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley

According to a press release, “The SFJAZZ Center can now efficiently integrate its mission under one roof to present world class artists in concert throughout the year, nurture young musicians’ development and promote music education. The purpose-built and site-sensitive design accommodates both the requirements of SFJAZZ and the surrounding neighborhood.”

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