San Francisco’s latest and greatest cultural attraction, SFJAZZ Center, will officially open with a day of free music and activities on January 21. On that day, four free tours of the facility will be offered with the first commencing at 12:45 p.m. (reservations required for all tours). In addition, music [...]Read more >>
Posts Tagged ‘Esperanza Spalding’
Bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding will host and perform at a benefit concert for Free the Slaves, a human rights organization dedicated to eradicating slavery and human trafficking worldwide, at City Winery in New York City on Tuesday, December 4 at 8 p.m. In addition to a live auction and [...]Read more >>
On July 5, octogenarian “saxophone colossus” Sonny Rollins (pictured above) received the Baiocco d’oro—a golden penny—from the Commune of Perugia, capital of the Umbria region in Italy and home of the 39th annual Umbria Jazz Festival, which runs through this Sunday. The festival’s resident New Orleans-style parade band—a 16-piece unit called [...]Read more >>
Jazz festivals will soon arrive in the north with warmer weather, and if the lineup of artists is any indication, the 35th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival is going to be right up there with the best of them. Scheduled to run over two days—June 30 and July 1—the Saratoga [...]Read more >>
Since 1980, Berklee Professor Maggie Scott (pictured above) has hosted Jazz Vocal Night, an annual student recital where she handles all aspects of the event, from auditioning the performers to accompanying them on piano. Many of Scott’s former students who appeared in the show have gone on to distinctive careers. [...]Read more >>
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