On The Corner

Aaron Parks In 5 Songs

February 21, 2017

Pianist and composer Aaron Parks performs with his new trio including bassist Ben Street and veteran drummer Billy Hart on 2/25 as part of ECM Records Week, in a double bill with fellow ECM pianist Craig Taborn’s quartet. We take a look back at highlights from Parks’ impactful career.

Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana ("Mehliana") at SFJAZZ in 2013 © Chuck Gee

Playlist: Art Of The Duo

February 23, 2017

With a number of duet performances in the final months of SFJAZZ Season 5, explore many of the most notable duet recordings old and new.

A Look Back at Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder

February 22, 2017

For February’s Hotplate, Oakland-based band Atta Kid brings their signature blend of East Bay funk and New Orleans soul in a tribute to trumpeter Lee Morgan’s benchmark 1963 Blue Note session, The Sidewinder. We look back at this classic album.

Chet Baker, "It Could Happen To You"

Songs Of Love Playlist

February 13, 2017

To spark this year's Week Of Love at SFJAZZ, featuring Paris Combo and Dianne Reeves, enjoy "Songs Of Love": a comprehensive selection of jazz songs about love, in its many manifestations.

The Cookers saxophonist Billy Harper

Playlist: Night Of The Cookers

February 9, 2017

One of the highest energy live recordings in jazz, and the namesake for one of the heaviest hitting large ensembles working today – enjoy "Night Of The Cookers" ahead of The Cookers' run in Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ February 9-12.

Jimi Hendrix (Band of Gypsys album artwork)

Playlist: Resistance As Music, Pt. 1 & 2 (curated by Vijay Iyer)

February 8, 2017

Pianist, MacArthur "genius" fellow and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Vijay Iyer curates a two-part selection of "resistance as music" ahead of his debut residency at the SFJAZZ Center February 8-12.

Zakir Hussain

Anahata: Zakir Hussain and the "un-struck sound"

February 7, 2017

A short film celebrating world music icon Zakir Hussain, directed by Anisa Qureshi (Zakir's daughter), featuring interviews with Vijay Iyer, Eric Harland, Bela Fleck, Mickey Hart, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Charles Lloyd and many others.

A Portrait of Scott Amendola

February 6, 2017

On February 16, drummer, composer and Bay Area resident Scott Amendola brings his all-star band to the Joe Henderson Lab for four nights. We look at Scott's momentous career, as he shares his thoughts about this personal project.

Five Things To Know About Teju Cole

February 3, 2017

One of the highlights of Vijay Iyer's first week as an SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director is his two-part collaboration with Teju Cole on 2/10, and here are five things you should know about this award-winning artist:

Zakir Hussain

Recap: SFJAZZ Gala 2017 Honoring Zakir Hussain

February 1, 2017

On January 18, 2017, the SFJAZZ Center filled with cultural and political leaders, celebrities, artists, and music enthusiasts to present Zakir Hussain with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award and celebrate our 5th Anniversary Season in the SFJAZZ Center.