Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

“Ex-Vandals” Create New Mural in NoPA – “In Progress, Please Respect” – Presenting the Blue Man Group

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

A few days back on McAllister at Divisadero:

“MURAL IN PROGRESS – PLEASE RESPECT – EX-VANDALS”

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And here’s the scene yesterday, with sidewalk cyclists giving the thumbs up already, or terrorist fist-jabs or something:

And here’s the crew putting the final touches on:

On It Goes in the Western Addition…

Hip-Hop Legend Too $hort Rejects City Family: Will Headline Leland Yee for Mayor Party October 12 in the Fillmore

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

All the deets

“Party with Too $hort for Leland Yee
Bay Area hip-hop legend Too $hort will headline this party to benefit the Leland Yee for San Francisco Mayor campaign. Rap the vote with friends and supporters of Leland Yee while making sure you’re registered to vote this November.

Wednesday October 12
6:30 VIP reception
7:00 to 9:00 pm Program
Rasselas Jazz Club 1534 Fillmore Street

General Admission:
$30 in advance
A limited number of $40 tickets will be available at the door

VIP Tickets (only 40 available!):
$100
Includes a private VIP reception before the event with Too $hort and other performers,
hors devours, balcony seating and a photo with performers.”

Free Music and Dance at your San Francisco Public Library: “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music”

Friday, July 29th, 2011

It’s American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music running August 27 through November 13 at your San Francisco Public Library!

All the deets, below.

See you there at the Opening Event:

“Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at 3 p.m., in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium will feature Grammy-nominated and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos and his stellar Sextet.”

“Music, Dance, Books, Films and More Highlight San Francisco Library

Exhibition on Latinos in Popular Music

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, on view in the

Skylight Gallery, Main Library, Aug. 27-Nov. 13

 From free music and dance performances, to film screenings, album art and literature talks, the San Francisco Public Library will be humming with activity from August to November, thanks to more than 25 special events in support of the exhibition, American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music.

The traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, on view in the Main Library’s Skylight Gallery, Aug. 27-Nov. 13, presents the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to the present, exploring the social history and individual creativity that produced stars like Tito Puente, Ritchie Valens, Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana and Selena.

Developed by the Experience Music Project and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), American Sabor travels to 12 cities through 2015. The exhibition, its national tour and related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.

Among the exciting programs coming to the San Francisco Public Library in support of the exhibition is an opening event, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m., in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium, featuring Grammy-nominated and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos and his stellar Sextet.  They will perform and provide educational insights on the historical and cultural significance of Latin Jazz, as well as its aesthetic characteristics pertaining to instrumentation, rhythm, interpretation and improvisation.  Chelis Lopez of KPOO radio station will serve as the emcee.

Family and children’s programs include From Latin Beats to Tiny Feet, a free performance on Sept.24 with La Familia Peña-Govea and youth ensemble Futuro Picante. On Oct. 21, children can help build a Dia de los Muertos altar at the Bernal Heights Branch Library. And the Library’s third annual Tricycle Music Fest West has a special Latin theme this year with three free concerts featuring Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band. On Nov. 5, teens will participate in a special Latin dance competition at the Main Library. See a complete list of programs below.

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OMG, OMG, It’s the Debut of “SFGate Radio” from Earbits! – A “Free Online Radio Service Designed to Spotlight Local Musicians”

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

It’s here, SFGate Radio is finally here, man:

“With Spotify coming to America, Pandora Media debuting on Wall Street, Rdio possibly hooking up with Facebook and Slacker Radio making a splash, the spotlight on online music has never been more intense. Today, SFGate.com jumps into the competition with SFGate Radio, a free online radio service designed to spotlight local musicians and performances. SFGate is the online home of The Chronicle and both are owned by Hearst Communications Inc.”

All the deets:

“Earbits, one of the more recent entrants to the online radio game which raised $605,000 in seed funding last month, has announced a partnership with SFgate.com, home of the San Francisco Chronicle. The service — dubbed SFGate Radio — will allow listeners to find regional shows and focus exclusively on Bay Area artists and those touring through the region.”

Here’s an early review from Bagdad By The Bay.

Hurray?

Give it a try!

So let’s say that you like what Marie Hines sounds and/or looks like – well then you can see that she will perform at a joint on Arguello tonight:

That’s kind of how it works.

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SFJazz Spring Season 2011 Continues: Jake Shimabukuro Plays the Palace of Fine Arts – 7 Million YouTubers Can’t Be Wrong

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Our SFJazz Spring Season 2011 continues. Check it.

Selling out shows at the Palace of Fine Arts over the weekend was, as per usual, Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.

Here’s his famous viral video from back in the aughts – he gets into it starting at 2:45 or so.

If you missed the sold-out shows, well, you can always see him next time…

This is exactly what the scene was like* at the Palace of Fine Arts over the weekend:

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Bon courage, people of SFJazz Spring Season 2011!

*Didn’t want to violate the no-cameras policy myself, but, as you can see, I’m not reverse to using somebody else’s shot. In this way, I’m something like a person who would never shoplift but, nevertheless, buys unopened boxes of cut-rate toothpaste from the pink bag mafia at the thieves market near 7th and Market Street. Oh well.

Fillmore Jazz, the Most Banal San Francisco Street Festival, Continues Sunday

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Everybody seemed to be having a good time today at the Fillmore Jazz Festival 2010.

It’d be nice if restaurant owners didn’t think that they owned the sidewalks in front of their joints, but oh well. It’s better too have too many people milling about trying to make their way around sidewalk obstacles than not enough, I s’pose. 

All the deets:

2010 Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, July 3, 2010
   
California Street Stage
   
10:00 – 11:30
12:00 – 1:30
2:00 – 3:30
4:00 – 6:00
   
Sutter Street Stage
   
10:00 – 11:30
12:00 – 1:30
2:00 – 3:30
4:00 – 6:00
   
Eddy Street Stage
   
10:00 – 11:30
12:00 – 1:30
2:00 – 3:30
4:00 – 6:00
   
Jackson Street Entertainment Area
   
12:30 – 5:00
   
O’Farrell Street Entertainment Area
   
10:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 6:00
   
Sunday, July 4, 2010
   
California Street Stage
   
10:00 – 11:30
12:00 – 1:30
2:00 – 3:30
4:00 – 6:00
   
Sutter Street Stage
   
10:00 – 11:30
12:00 – 1:30
2:00 – 3:30
4:00 – 6:00
   
Eddy Street Stage
   
10:00 – 11:30
Consonance – (gospel group)
12:00 – 1:30
2:00 – 3:30
4:00 – 6:00
   
Jackson Street Entertainment Area
   
12:30 – 5:00
   
O’Farrell Street Entertainment Area
   
12:00 – 6:00

Downloadable PDF Entertainment Schedule

Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro Delights San Francisco, Sells Out Yoshi’s on Fillmore

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Small Guitar Hero and YouTube phenom (5,000,000 viewers can’t be wrong, skip to 3:00 for the good part) Jake Shimabukuro played San Francisco the past two days, adding some much-needed foot traffic to the Yoshi’s San Francisco jazz club on Fillmore.

He was telling all his old stories between songs, and some new stories as well, including the one about his recent performance for the Queen of England.

Jake, on the right, doesn’t sign body parts, but he does sign ukuleles:

 

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All the deets.

When will he return?

San Francisco’s Fillmore Jazz Festival 2009 a Huge Success

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

There was a swarming mass of humanity on Fillmore betwixt Eddy and Jackson enjoying the Yelp-rated Fillmore Jazz Festival today.

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Crab garlic fries. Yes, crab garlic fries:

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Swinging on the Geary Bridge. Beginners welcome:

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Today’s swing sched:

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Pony rides, as one might expect to see so near to bucolic Post Street.

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Tired doggies resting on Fillmore Street:

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Ordinary people doing the extraordinary – the San Francisco Police Department. Starting salary at over $72,000. They’re hiring!

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The biggest bank of Honda generators I’ve ever seen. Well, at least they don’t call it an “Eco-Urban” festival, the way they do with the Union Street Fair.

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The Fillmore Jazz Fest continues tomorrow.

See you there!

FESTIVAL DESCRIPTION:

Every summer on July 4th weekend in San Francisco, Fillmore Street is home to the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast: The Fillmore Jazz Festival.

 

The festival annually attracts more than 90,000 people from all over the City, the Bay Area, and beyond.  Visitors gather to celebrate and enjoy a musical tradition of live jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel as well as local culture and fine cuisine in the heart of the city by the bay.

 

This year the Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary by once again blending art and soul from sunup to sundown, from Jackson to Eddy, presenting the music of old favorites as well as new ‘up and comers’ on multiple stages. You can also browse 8 blocks of fine arts and crafts, enjoy gourmet food and beverages, and participate in cooking demos by the Fillmore’s finest chefs.

 

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