SFJazz http://kalw.org en Jazz Perspective: Jason Moran http://kalw.org/post/jazz-perspective-jason-moran <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-3a2cf588-6d7d-8de7-fdd5-20fcc08a0e17" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">Pianist </span><a href="http://www.jasonmoran.com/"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Jason Moran</span></a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> became famous in the 1990s as a young rebel playing his own unique styles. He became known as one of the finest interpreters of Thelonius Monk's music, and he composes many original tunes.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;">In addition to a busy touring schedule, Moran teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. “I learn a lot from what the students are doing. It keeps me engaged from what's happening in contemporary music, from the 19-year-old perspective. It's helpful.” Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:06:10 +0000 Reese Erlich 36081 at http://kalw.org Jazz Perspective: Jason Moran Today's Local Music: SFJazz High School All-Star Orchestra http://kalw.org/post/todays-local-music-sfjazz-high-school-all-star-orchestra <p></p><p></p><p>What you’re hearing now is the best the Bay Area has to offer in young jazz musicians. This is the award-winning <a href="http://www.sfjazz.org/education/hsas/orchestra">SFJazz High School All-Star Orchestra</a>. They’re helping to inaugurate the new <a href="http://www.sfjazz.org/">SFJazz Center</a> next Saturday May 18. It’s an afternoon show, starting at 2pm.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:35:29 +0000 Steven Short 27180 at http://kalw.org Today's Local Music: SFJazz High School All-Star Orchestra Tia Fuller Quartet http://kalw.org/post/tia-fuller-quartet <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">Today we&#39;re featuring an artist performing as part of the <a href="http://www.sfjazz.org/sfjazz-spring-season-2012">SF Jazz Spring Season</a>. <a href="http://www.tiafuller.com/">Tia Fuller</a> is a saxophonist from New Jersey who has taught at Stanford Jazz Workshops. Fuller and her quartet will be performing at the <a href="http://www.ybca.org/">Yerba&nbsp;Buena Center for the Arts</a> on Thursday, May 17 at 8pm.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 May 2012 21:53:55 +0000 Steven Short 10450 at http://kalw.org Tia Fuller Quartet Benny Velarde http://kalw.org/post/benny-velarde <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: small; ">The music you&rsquo;re hearing is by <a href="http://www.salsaroots.com/bennyvelarde.htm" target="_blank">Benny Velarde</a>. Velarde has played with just about every jazz great in the Bay Area, from Tito Puente and Cal Tjader to Vince Guaraldi and Lalo Shifrin. Velarde receives the Beacon Award from <a href="http:// http://www.sfjazz.org/events/benny-velarde" target="_blank">SFJazz this Saturday, March 31</a>, marking sixty years of performing. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:30:00 +0000 Steven Short 8169 at http://kalw.org Benny Velarde Meklit Hadero on Africa Mix http://kalw.org/post/meklit-hadero-africa-mix <p><span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14pt">Tune in this Thursday&nbsp;to <em><a href="http://kalwafricamix.blogspot.com/">Africa Mix</a></em>, when&nbsp;Emmanuel Nado&#39;s guest will be Ethiopian-born, San Francisco-based singer songwriter <a href="http://www.meklithadero.com/">Meklit Hadero</a>. </span></p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:29:47 +0000 Matt Martin 7458 at http://kalw.org Meklit Hadero on Africa Mix