Monday, January 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Bobby Hutcherson!

Bobby Hutcherson's Birthday, 2013

Today is the 73rd birthday of vibraphone legend and NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson! A longtime Bay Area resident and co-founder of the SFJAZZ Collective in 2003, Hutcherson is an endeared member of the SFJAZZ family. Below are a few photos from the Bobby Hutcherson Birthday Celebration one year ago today, during Week 1 of the Grand Opening of the SFJAZZ Center, which featured McCoy Tyner, Savion Glover, Joshua Redman, Mary Stallings, SFJAZZ Collective and Resident Artistic Directors Regina Carter, Jason Moran, John Santos and Miguel Zenón.

"The whole thing of being in music is not to control it but to be swept away by it. If you’re swept away by it, you can’t wait to do it again and the same magical moments always come.”

—Bobby Hutcherson

Blowin' out the candles

Bobby Hutcherson on vibes

Savion Glover, McCoy Tyner & Bobby Hutcherson

We celebrate with Hutcherson once again in February, as his newest recorded project with Joey DeFrancesco, David Sanborn & Billy Hart runs for four nights at the SFJAZZ Center (2/20 - 2/23)! More information at

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