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Zakir Hussain to Be Honored at SFJAZZ Gala 2017

Scheduled for Jan. 18

Bill Frisell
Terence Blanchard
Zakir Hussain, International Jazz Day, NYC, 4-12

On Jan. 18, the iconic Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain will be honored by SFJAZZ with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented at the SFJAZZ Gala 2017. That event will feature performances by Hussain, whose “global artistic vision and contributions to modern music” are being acknowledged, Joe Lovano, Terence Blanchard, Stefon Harris, the SFJAZZ Collective, Eric Harland, Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, Cindy Blackman Santana, current SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Mary Stallings and the Kronos Quartet, among others.

“Zakir Hussain has been a continuous thread throughout the history of SFJAZZ, and the gala will be a momentous occasion honoring his musical genius,” said SFJAZZ Gala Chair Tim Dattels, in a press release.

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