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Expanding horizons is the focus this week, as we look at our collection of
musical iconoclasts we call the Leading Edge. In March, clarinet
master Ben Goldberg brings his all-star quartet Go
Home, featuring homegrown guitar star Charlie Hunter.
Local hero Adam Theis follows with the world premiere of his
Suite for Trombone and Strings. Drumming dynamo Dafnis Prieto
and his firebrand Proverb Trio will blow minds in April, and the
series concludes in June as the widely acclaimed ROVA Saxophone
Quartet celebrates 33 1/3 years of innovation together. With a strong
sense of heritage, these sonic explorers chart new directions in music.
Go Homewith Ben Goldberg,
Ellery Eskelin, Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola
18, 8PM • YBCA FORUM
Clarinet virtuoso Ben Goldberg’s latest project is Go Home, an
all-star combo whose tunes reflect earthy melodies, spacious harmonies and
low-down beats. Featuring 7-string wonder, Charlie Hunter.
Adam Theisand the Jazz Mafia
String Quartet FRI, MAR 25, 8PM • SWEDISH AMERICAN HALL
After his triumphant SFJAZZ-commissioned 50-piece hip hop
symphony “Brass, Bows & Beats,” trombonist and Jazz Mafia kingpin Adam Theis
presents the world premiere of “Suite For Trombone and Strings” featuring the Jazz
Mafia String Quartet in a startling work melding jazz, electronic and classical
Dafnis Prieto, Kokayi
& Jason Lindner
SAT, APR 16, 8PM • SWEDISH AMERICAN
Cuban drummer Dafnis Prieto is shaking up the jazz scene with a
pan-American rhythmic concept built upon mastery of the post-bop continuum and the
deepest Afro-Cuban grooves. His latest project, Proverb Trio, features versatile
pianist Jason Lindner and Grammy-nominated rap artist and vocalist, Kokayi.
Reeds & Beats
ROVA Saxophone Quartet33 1/3 with DJ Olive & DJ
P-Love SAT, JUN 4, 8PM • SWEDISH AMERICAN HALL
33 1/3 years after the formation of the groundbreaking ROVA
Saxophone Quartet, Larry Ochs, John Raskin, Bruce Ackley and Steve Adams celebrate
the CD release of last summer’s landmark collaboration with John Zorn. With
grooves from two of the leading turntablists, consider this a happening!
NEWS & UPDATES
VIJAY IYER — TONIGHT 6PM!
Our friends at SF Performances present a fascinating panel
discussion and solo performance featuring pianist extraordinaire Vijay
Iyer, who was an absolute highlight of the San Francisco Jazz Festival
last November. Tonight, 6PM at Cole Hall Auditorium, UCSF. More.
The Music Industry News Network reports on the South
African trumpet icon’s explosive appearance last weekend with pop superstars U2 at
a concert in Johannesburg before nearly 100,000 people. More.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Is Eric Dolphy a mystery? Never heard of Slim Gaillard?
Does Shirley Scott only ring a vague bell? As this Black History Month draws to a
close, we encourage you to dig deeper into the rich history of jazz and explore an
artist you don’t know much about. Start here!
NOISE POP FESTIVAL
This Friday, 2/25, our friends at Noise Pop present an
in-depth film about pioneering Brazilian musician Tom Zé.
Astronauta Libertado gets us close to this artist throughout his career
of unceasing experimentation. Glimpses of appearances in São Paulo and Europe,
along with opinions of key figures of Brazilian music, create a rich portrait of
this controversial and fascinating individual. Info and tickets.
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