Vocalist

Vocalist

10 Episodes

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Vocalist
  • Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi (On-Demand)

    Episode 1

    Singer, violinist, banjo player, actor, GRAMMY-winner, and founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens has a voice described by The New York Times as “a perpetually soulful marvel.”

    She returned in June of 2022 during the 39th San Francisco Jazz Festival with multi-instrum...

  • Chucho Valdés & Dianne Reeves (On-Demand)

    Episode 2

    An incomparable duo of jazz giants, each representing the pinnacle of their art form, came together in June 2022 for this exclusive performance during the 39th San Francisco Jazz Festival.

    This meeting of masters was inspired by the monumental first-ever pairing of the greatest living Cuban pi...

  • Blues Legacies & Black Feminism w/ Marcus Shelby and Angela Davis (On-Demand)

    Episode 3

    Filmed in May 2019 during bassist and composer Marcus Shelby’s 2018-2019 Season week as Resident Artistic Director, this exceptional performance features author, activist, and educator Angela Davis in a program of music and spoken word dedicated to her 1999 book Blues Legacies and Black Feminism,...

  • Lizz Wright (On-Demand)

    Episode 4

    SFJAZZ presents “a skilled [vocal] alchemist who refuses to let one genre have the final word”, Lizz Wright. With an instrument described by The New York Times as a “sumptuously earthy, which commands strict and often spine-tingling attention,” the Georgia native is a singular singer/songwriter w...

  • Carminho (On-Demand)

    Episode 5

    SFJAZZ presents “the brightest young star in the firmament” (London Jazz News), Carminho. She is heiress to the fado legacy as the daughter of world renowned fadista Teresa Siqueira. An innovator whose work incorporates influences from Brazil and points beyond, she performs music from her new War...

  • Meshell Ndegeocello w/ special guest Ambrose Akinmusire (On-Demand)

    Episode 6

    SFJAZZ presents GRAMMY-winning bassist, singer, and songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello, who brings music from her 2023 Blue Note debut The Omnichord Real Book. Ndegeocello built a career as an uncompromising artist whose deliriously funky and soulful work is a powerful commentary on race, gender issu...

  • Taj Mahal: Savoy (On-Demand)

    Episode 7

    SFJAZZ presents two-time GRAMMY-winning blues icon Taj Mahal. This concert, originally filmed on Aug 5, 2023, is the world premiere performance of material from his album Savoy — a jazz-inflected tribute to the music of his childhood and the legendary Harlem ballroom of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, fea...

  • Veronica Swift (On-Demand)

    Episode 8

    SFJAZZ presents “an adept lyrical interpreter, tremendous tonal command” (JazzTimes), vocalist Veronica Swift. The buzz-worthy young vocalist set the jazz world on fire after her second-place finish at the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. She made her recording debut at age 9 ...

  • Pink Martini w/ China Forbes (On-Demand)

    Episode 9

    SFJAZZ presents the legendary Pink Martini, fronted by the dynamic vocalist China Forbes. The self-described “little orchestra” is known for their rollicking cross-genre mix of classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop. In what has become an SFJAZZ tradition, they return with their infectiously joyo...

  • Afro-Cuban All Stars w/ Juan de Marcos (On-Demand)

    Episode 10

    An artist who “has probably done more than any other person to bring traditional Cuban music to people outside the island” (Miami Herald), tres master Juan de Marcos is known around the world as founder of the Buena Vista Social Club.

    His group The Afro-Cuban All Stars is a sensational showcase...