Friday, October 2, 2015

Five Things In The Jazz World This Week (9/28-10/2)

  • Two jazz legends left us this week: alto saxophonist Phil Woods (age 83) and saxophonist/bassist Wilton Felder (age 75) of The Crusaders.
  • National Endowment of the Arts, longtime supporters of the SFJAZZ Collective, celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
  • Chucho Valdés and young players celebrate the 40th anniversary of pioneering Havana group Irakere, bring revival tour to U.S.
  • Another Nina Simone documentary? The Amazing Nina Simone promises to be an even deeper exploration of the jazz and folk giant’s career.
  • Bass legend Dave Holland celebrates 69th Birthday at SFJAZZ with Zakir Hussain and friends.

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