Thursday, December 20, 2012

News+Happenings: December 20, 2012

Highlights Include:
  • All About Jazz discusses the many links between jazz, politics, and baseball.
  • The 28th International Jazz Festival opens this week in Havana featuring pianist Chucho Vald├ęs.
  • San Diego Union Tribune declares "The big story in jazz in 2013 will be the January 21 grand opening of the SFJAZZ Center".
  • Speaking of the SFJAZZ Center, the administrative staff moved into the new building this week!
  • Richard Scheinin of the Mercury News gives us his Best of 2013 Jazz CD's which include albums by the Robert Glasper Experiment, Ahmad Jamal, Brandord Marsalis and a live two-disc recording from the Sam Rivers Trio featuring Dave Holland.
  • NPR examines today's jazz in the mainstream.
  • Renowned SF Chef Charles Phan recently talked about the new dining venue he's opening at the SFJAZZ Center.

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