SFJAZZ Center Opening Night: Live In Concert

NPR | Jan. 17, 2013 5:14 a.m. | Updated: Jan. 17, 2013 7:37 a.m.

Contributed By:

Patrick Jarenwattananon

Thirty years after presenting its first concerts in San Francisco, the organization SFJAZZ has built a permanent home and performance venue. The SFJAZZ Center, conceived as the first stand-alone building for jazz in the U.S., opens with a star-studded gala concert on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. WWOZ, WBGO and NPR Music will team up for a live radio and online video broadcast of the concert.

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  • Bill Cosby, Master of Ceremonies



  • McCoy Tyner



  • Chick Corea



  • Esperanza Spalding



  • Joshua Redman



  • Joe Lovano



  • Bobby Hutcherson



  • Mary Stallings



  • John Handy



  • Pete Escovedo



  • Eric Reed



  • SFJAZZ Center Resident Artistic Directors: Regina Carter, Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, John Santos, Miguel Zenón



  • SFJAZZ Collective: Miguel Zenón, David Sánchez, Robin Eubanks, Avishai Cohen, Stefon Harris, Edward Simon, Matt Penman, Jeff Ballard



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