Jason Moran to Jam with Skateboarders at SFJazz
Jason Moran, ever pushing the envelope, ramps it up as he and his Bandwagon take the stage at SF Jazz this weekend, accompanied by eight skateboarders. He thinks of it as a “jam.” Moran talks with Richard Scheinin of the San Jose Mercury-News about his upcoming daredevil pursuit and about his life with skateboarding. Don’t try this at home.
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The Future of the Jazz Club
The bright lights of the jazz world have been trained on the opening of SFJazz in the San Francisco Bay Area. The West Coast jazz community is just starting to sort out the implications for clubs presenting jazz in the area. Here’s a post on KQED.org on the economics of running a Bay Area jazz club, which touches, rightly, on the future of jazz itself.Read More
McCoy Tyner and Friends Jam at SFJazz
One of the first video nuggets from SFJazz: McCoy Tyner, playing his composition Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit, with Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone, Esperanza Spalding, bass and Eric Harland, drums, and playing the blues with a group of West Coast players,including Bobby Hutcherson, John Handy, Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell and bassist Matt Penman.Read More