Step into the SFJAZZ “living room” and hear artists and tastemakers spinning their favorite recordings while in conversation. 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.
This Listening Party features 2010 NEA Jazz Master and 2023-24 Resident Artistic Director Kenny Barron, discussing with fellow pianist and Jazz Messenger's alumnus Benny Green on his legendary five-decade career and taking a deep dive into his SFJAZZ residency, which features four curated concerts. Kenny Barron’s performances run February 1-4, 2024.