Showing posts with label Hayes Valley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hayes Valley. Show all posts

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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Portraits of Jazz Legends on Franklin Street

As you walk by the SFJAZZ Center on Franklin Street in Hayes Valley, you'll immediately notice that our endeared portraits of jazz legends lined up in windows of the SF Unified School District building across the street look much sharper. Thanks to a generous anonymous donation, we've reprinted these famous photographs by Herman Leonard unveiled at our Grand Opening last January—a testament to the support for this amazing art installation, as well as San Francisco's weathering climate!

Can you name each jazz legend? (View a larger version of the above image by clicking on it). Comment below with artist names—we'll give a pair of tickets to whoever names them all first! We'll blog a full list of the artists next week.