SF Jazz Fest Lineup: Taj Mahal, John Medeski, More


Taj Mahal
Randall Kline, the Executive Artistic Director of SFJAZZ—the leading non-profit jazz organization on the West Coast—today announced the complete artist line-up for the 28th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival. The Festival will begin on September 14 with a celebration of the jazz bass with SFJAZZ Collective member Matt Penman. Events continue through November 20, presenting some of the most illustrious names in music.

Performers include Esperanza Spalding; Ravi Shankar & Anoushka Shankar; Chucho Valdés; Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabaté & Vieux Farka Touré; Yusef Lateef; Arturo Sandoval; Omara Portuondo; Roy Haynes; Lila Downs; Henry Threadgill’s Zooid; Danilo Perez; Jon Jang; Vijay Iyer Trio; Ledisi; The Yellowjackets & The Jeff Lorber Fusion; Manhattan Transfer; Nikki Yanofsky; Rosanne Cash; Asleep At The Wheel; Chris Potter Underground; Bitches Brew Revisited; Olodum; Anat Cohen & Avishai Cohen; Gretchen Parlato; Steve Lehman; José James & Jef Neve; James Carter with John Medeski; Marcus Shelby; Stew & The Negro Problem; Natacha Atlas; Nellie McKay and more.

“At SFJAZZ we place importance on the idea of heritage — venerated artists connect us with the fabric of music history,” says Kline. “We often say our festivals feature Living Legends and New Directions. This fall, we have assembled a collection of remarkable musical talent from every point on that vast continuum.”

For more information about the 28th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, please visit www.sfjazz.org


[Published on: 7/8/10]

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