Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: SFJazz

All Ears: Denise Young takes the helm of the SFJAZZ board of trustees

As the world grapples with how to stabilize itself this summer, SFJAZZ has announced a change that should catapult the esteemed institution; effective September 1, Denise Young will become...

Streaming for Shorter: Epic all-star benefit for jazz great comes online

In the 25-year stretch from 1977-2002, saxophonist Wayne Shorter—described by The New York Times as “probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for the greatest living improviser”—appeared...

Noise Pop to Vinyl Dreams: 6 local can’t-miss music streams

From Kim Gordon viewing Instagram as a performative space and Kenya Barris using Netflix as a platform to distill the messy politics of honestly critiquing Black art, to those damn Troll movies threatening...

Arts Forecast: We can do this!

We may be going through tough times, but we're still producing the art, music, culture, deep inquiry, and joy that continue to sustain us. It feels like organizations are...

Arts Forecast: Help save bookstores, drag queens, Frameline, more

Let's start with something positive! And then some more things positive! We deserve it. Except those of you joggers still cutting me off on the sidewalk. (For general arts...

Arts Forecast: Apocalypse… but make it fashion!

The name of this column, "Arts Forecast," has suddenly taken on an ominous tone in this moment of cancellations and uncertainty. While we are waiting to see what help...

Reviews: Laurie Anderson and Gina LaDivina, two very different storytellers

With her shock of hair and electric violin, Laurie Anderson is an instantly recognized avatar of '80s cool, although of course her pioneering electronics-based music, performance, and staging continue...

Arts Forecast: A whole weekend with Laurie Anderson and more

ARTS FORECAST The shock of hair seems to have been tamed into a tiny ponytail atop her head, but electro-poetic pioneer Laurie Anderson certainly hasn't lost any mojo—this weekend...

Review: Hanukkah with the Klezmatics? You bet your latkes.

On December 22, The Klezmatics celebrated the first night of Hanukkah at the SFJAZZ  but—unfortunately for San Franciscans—unlike the oil in the Macabees’ lamp, they didn’t stay for eight...

Fall Arts Preview: 37 cool things to do this season

FALL ARTS PREVIEW Let's keep this short because there's a lot to do and see, obviously! Proclamations of the SF arts scene's demise—despite the continued hounding of artists and...