Listening Party w/ Ted Gioia + Book Signing | SFJAZZ
Listening Party w/ Ted Gioia
Come into the SFJAZZ “living room” and hear artists and tastemakers spinning their favorite recordings while in conversation with SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. Listening Parties offer listeners the chance to get behind-the- scenes and hear about music from the artist’s perspective. The format is an on-stage conversation in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium, accompanied by the artist’s pick of recorded, and sometimes live, excerpts. The conversation closes with questions from the audience followed by a reception and book signing with Ted Gioia.
ABOUT TED GIOIA
The author, music historian, pianist, producer, and acclaimed jazz journalist shares his insights into decoding the mysteries of the great American art form – the subject of his newest book, How to Listen to Jazz. Like the book, this night will be a fun, accessible way to better understand and appreciate the music. The New York Times selected two of Gioia’s books, The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, as notable books of the year, and he was a co-founder of Stanford University’s jazz studies program. His other books include The Jazz Standards, and The Birth (and Death) of the Cool.