Friday, September 11, 2015

5 Things In The Jazz World This Week

  • Jazz legend Sonny Rollins blows out his birthday candles for the 85th time. In his own words: "85 is no jive."
  • 28-year-old pianist Jon Batiste gave an epic, star-studded performance of Sly & The Family Stone's classic “Everyday People” for his debut as music director of The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert.
  • The New York Times jazz journalist Nate Chinen gave rave reviews for vocalist Lizz Wright's "new sensual register" on her new album Freedom & Surrender.
  • Popular French radio station France Radio broadcasts SFJAZZ's 2015-16 Season Opening Week, featuring Jacky Terrasson, Randall Kline, SFJAZZ Collective & more!
  • On her centennial year, Billie Holiday will be the first artist to perform (via hologram!) at the Apollo Theater.

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