jazz

3:22pm

Thu May 30, 2013
Arts & Culture

San Francisco’s only free and democratic Conservatory of Music

Local jazz artists playing in San Francisco’s “Conservatory of Music” in Golden Gate Park

To me, Sunday mornings are sacred, but not for any religious reason. It’s when I head out for a weekly bike ride through Golden Gate Park west to Ocean Beach. But one weekend, I decide to go on a Saturday instead. I take my usual route – cruising through the aromatic eucalyptus trees along the Panhandle, hugging the curves of John F Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park. But when I arrive at the white Conservatory of Flowers, something’s different. On my left, a soothing, and out-of-place sound emerges from out of nowhere. It’s jazz.

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5:59pm

Thu March 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Jazz, windmills, and ghosts

SoMa StrEat Food Park

Arts/Culture/Weekend is a roundup of our favorite events coming up around the Bay Area. Please do let us know if you have an event coming up in your neighborhood, and we'll try to include it.

Thursday

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12:03pm

Wed March 6, 2013
Folk Music & Beyond Sat. 3/9 3 pm

Cheap Suit Serenaders this Saturday

Cheap Suit Serenaders

The Cheap Suit Serenaders - on Folk Music & Beyond this Saturday at 3 pm, recorded live in Berkeley in January - entertain us with a collection of up-tempo Hawaiian stomps, ragtime, & Italian polkas as they recreate the music of the golden age of jazz.  

With Robert Armstrong, Allan Dodge, Rick Elmore, Tony Marcus, and Terry Zwigoff performing on ukeleles, Hawaiian steel guitars, fiddles, cellos, banjos, mandolins, accordions, and musical saws, the band brings alive some really great music.   

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5:42pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Arts & Culture

A mind for Jazz

Record shop owner Berigan Taylor dropped by KALW to tell Executive Editor (and fellow Jazz fan) Ben Trefny the story behind his little record shop in Oakland. Berigan’s was the inspiration for Michael Chabon’s new novel, Telegraph Avenue.  Taylor is a life-long record collector and still one of the Bay Area’s biggest jazz enthusiasts. As in, he could probably name every musician on every jazz recording you have ever heard.

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5:37pm

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

The birth of the cool: the SFJAZZ Center

Courtesy of www.sfjazz.org/

The liner notes to Miles Davis’ classic album “Birth of the Cool” begin like this:

“In jazz, as in other musics, some things are of their time, some ahead of it, while others simply know no time at all.”

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