This Listening Party was hosted and broadcast live prior to Kid Koala's presentation of his live multimedia graphic novel, The Storyville Mosquito, November 25-27, 2022 at SFJAZZ. The story, which comes to life right before the audience's eyes, combines live puppeteering on over a dozen miniature sets and projected on video screens in real time, backed by an ensemble of strings, piano, and electronic instruments. Kid Koala will discuss his inspirations behind The Storyville Mosquito, and teases out a couple more upcoming projects, before a live Q&A with the audience.
Step into the SFJAZZ “living room” and hear artists and tastemakers spinning their favorite recordings while in conversation with SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. Listening Parties offer listeners the chance to get behind-the- scenes and hear about music from the artist’s perspective. The format is an on-stage conversation in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium, accompanied by the artist’s pick of recorded, and sometimes live, excerpts. The conversation closes with questions from the audience followed by a reception with complimentary drinks and bites.