Yoshi Kato


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    Dianne Reeves, seen here at the 2012 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, returns to the festival this year.

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    Joshua Redman’s current quartet first convened in 1998.

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    The second volume in the Blue Note Review subscription series, Spirit & Time, focuses on drummers.

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    Pianist, vocalist, songwriter and arrangerSarah McKenzie premiered San Francisco—Paris Of The West on Sept. 14 at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California.

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    Andrea Motis recently taught and performed at Stanford University in California.

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    Danny Green’s fifth leader date is One Day It Will (OA2).

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    Kenny Garrett performs during the 2017 edition of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival in Healdsburg, California.

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    After performing and giving a presentation at California State University-Monterey Bay, saxophonist Tia Fuller (shown here) and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen participate in the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Jazz in the Schools in Monterey County earlier in March.

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    Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena performs with pianist Ernán López-Nussa and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at a recent SFJAZZ gala.

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    Pianist Vijay Iyer performed in a variety of settings, including in this sextet, during a four-day showcase at SFJAZZ in January.

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    Wadada Leo Smith

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    Drummer Eric Harland leads Voyager and plays in a handful of other ensembles.

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    Trumpeter Sean Jones (left) and saxophonists Miguel Zenón, David Sánchez and Joshua Redman perform on Oct. 8 at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, California.

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    Don Was

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    Jimmy Heath (left), Joshua Redman and Branford Marsalis perform a tribute to saxophone icon Sonny Rollins at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival, held Sept. 15–17 in California.

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    Dee Dee Bridgewater performs at SFJAZZ in San Francisco on Sept. 8 as part of the venue’s season opening.

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    Chris Botti (left), Lee Pearson and Sy Smith perform at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, which ran Aug. 11–13.

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    Pino Palladino (left), Steve Jordan and John Mayer perform at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, on July 29.

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    Glenn Zaleski (left), Melissa Aldana, Philip Dizack, Pablo Menares and Craig Weinrib perform at the San Francisco Jazz Festival on June 13.

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    Farnell Newton started Jam of the Week in 2014.

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    Vicente Archer (left), Clarence Penn, Mary Stallings and Steve Nelson perform at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco May 4 as part of the vocalist’s four-day residency.

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    Dave Holland, a newly named NEA Jazz Master, performs at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz.

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    Trombone Shorty opened for the alt-rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on March 11.

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    Scott Colley (let), Ambrose Akinmusire, Brian Blade and Wolfgang Muthspiel perform at the Miner Auditorium in San Francisco on Feb. 26 as part of an ECM label spotlight at SFJAZZ.

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    Thundercat, aka Stephen Bruner, performs at The Independent club in San Francisco on Feb. 12.

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    Zakir Hussain (center, with tabla) performs with members of the Kronos Quartet members David Harrington (left), John Sherba, Hank Dutt and Sunny Yang at SFJAZZ in San Francisco on Jan. 18.

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    Kamasi Washington (foreground) and bassist Miles Mosely perform at SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco on Jan. 8.

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    Jake Shimabukuro (left) and Nolan Verner perform at the Bing Concert Hall in Stanford, California, on Dec. 8.

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    Bob Seeley (seen here at the 2014 SF International Boogie Woogie Festival)

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    Pascal (far left) and Remy Le Boeuf (far right) perform with members of the Friction Quartet at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, California, on Nov. 10.

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    Billy Childs (at piano, left), Hubert Laws, Matt Penman and Peter Erskine perform during a tribute to the late Bobby Hutcherson at SFJAZZ on Oct. 23.

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    Van Morrison performs at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco on Oct. 18.

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    Pianist Brad Mehldau (far left) leads members of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Alumni Orchestra and his own trio for a performance of Highway Rider at SFJAZZ.

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    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs at the Bing Concert Hall in Stanford, California, on Sept. 30.

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    Clint Eastwood (left) and Quincy Jones at the Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, California

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    Gwilym Simcock (left), Pat Metheny, Linda Oh and Antonio Sanchez perform at the SFJAZZ Center on Sept. 8.

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    Geri Allen (left), Benny Green, Taylor Eigsti, Kenny Barron, Marcus Roberts, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea at SFJAZZ in San Francisco on June 19.

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    Billy Hart was spotlighted at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival June 4–5.

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    Gonzalo Rubalcaba

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    Victor Ryan Robertson (left) Kenneth Kellogg and Mark Hernandez in the production of Terence Blanchard’s Champion: An Opera In Jazz


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