Tuesday, December 3, 2013

PHOTO: President Obama Speaks at SFJAZZ Center

President Obama speaking in Miner Auditorium at the SFJAZZ Center

On Monday, November 25th, President Obama visited the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco for a Democratic National Committee Fundraiser.

SFJAZZ High School All-Star alum Elena Pinderhughes sitting on "Cantaloupe Island"
with Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding & Joshua Redman!

Before the President's remarks, SFJAZZ assembled an all-star combo featuring Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Joshua Redman and SFJAZZ High School All-Star alumni Elena Pinderhughes. SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran also performed as a duo.

Resident Artistic Director Jason Moran performs "Summertime"
with acclaimed vocalist (and wife) Alicia Hall Moran

Bay Area artists in attendance included Bobby Hutcherson, John HandyMary Stallings, Paula West, Marcus Shelby, Les Claypool, Charlie Musselwhite, Kitty Margolis, SFJAZZ Poet Laureate Ishmael Reed, Faye Carol, Mike Greensill, Jules Broussard, Calvin Keyes, Pamela Rose, Wayne Wallace, Derek Lassiter, and more.

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