Vocalist

Vocalist

10 Episodes

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

    Episode 1

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    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 returne...

  • Chucho Valdés & Dianne Reeves (On-Demand)

    Episode 2

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    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 w...

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

    Episode 3

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    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 mus...

  • Lizz Wright (On-Demand)

    Episode 4

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    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...

  • Carminho (On-Demand)

    Episode 5

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    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 incorporat...

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

    Episode 6

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    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 ...

  • Taj Mahal: Savoy (On-Demand)

    Episode 7

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    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 ...

  • Veronica Swift (On-Demand)

    Episode 8

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    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 Thelon...

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

    Episode 9

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    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. ...

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

    Episode 10

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    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 V...