Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bill Cosby Live – A Benefit For SFJAZZ

The Legend Returns on August 26th: For A Good Cos!
“This is your place,” Bill Cosby told a sold-out crowd at the grand opening of the SFJAZZ Center. Cosby came out of the Philly housing projects to become one of America’s most successful and influential performers, recording hit comedy records, shattering racial barriers on TV with his starring role on “I Spy” in the ‘60s and with the perception-changing “The Cosby Show” in the ‘80s, one of the most successful television series of all-time.
A drummer and piano player, Cosby’s improvisational approach to comedy is fueled by his lifelong passion for jazz. Cosby even draws from his own experience as an aspiring young jazz musician for material. In his 1973 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show (below), Cosby recounts a hilarious instance sitting in at a jam session in Philly, where legendary saxophonist Sonny Stitt counted off the well-known, up-tempo standard “Cherokee” at lightning speed.

Cosby and his wife, Camille, were so taken with the new SFJAZZ Center and its vision that he decided to do a benefit for us!

Bill Cosby Live
A Benefit for SFJAZZ
Monday, August 26th 2013 - 7:30PM
Robert N. Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center

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