Friday, August 23, 2013

The Addition (formerly Yoshi's San Francisco)
San Francisco, CA

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The Addition (formerly Yoshi's San Francisco)
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Phone: (415) 655-5600
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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DONALD BYRD ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC SESSIONS feat. Gary Bartz, Nicholas Payton, & Kevin Toney 3 Friday-Saturday, Aug 23-24 8pm $30 - Acoustic Jazz Set 10pm $26 - Electric Soul Set Dr. Donald Byrd, one of the leading jazz trumpeters of the 1950s and early 1960s, who became highly successful in the 1970s by blending jazz, funk and rhythm and blues into a pop hybrid that defied categorization, died early this year but his music lives on through his many recordings and the legacy of all the young musicians he instructed at Howard University. His later work shaped black pop music through multiple generations. Known for his pure tone and impeccable technique, he performed or recorded with some of the most prominent jazz musicians including John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey. As a bandleader, Mr. Byrd was sometimes a talent scout too - one of the first to hire a promising young pianist named Herbie Hancock. His 1972 album "Black Byrd" would become Blue Note Records top selling record and hit the R&B chart, the jazz chart and the pop chart. His follow-up albums "Street Lady", “Places and Spaces" and "Caricatures" would become four classics in a row! These recordings were produced by his first generation Howard University students, Fonce and Larry Mizell. In the mid-'70s, Byrd debuted his latest evolution. He formed a band out of his students at Howard University and called them The Blackbyrds. The Blackbyrds' subsequent albums went to greater commercial heights with Byrd as producer. The band had a string of hit singles in the 1970s, including the #1 pop hit "Walking in Rhythm" and "Rock Creek Park," a remarkably distinctive single – you’ll recognize that synth line anywhere – that became a theme song for Washington, D.C. and has been sampled by everyone from Grandmaster Flash to De La Soul and Happy Music. Dr. Byrd welcomed hip-hop and in the '90s, worked with rapper Guru, who used his funk-fusion recordings for the Jazzmatazz project.
Ticket Price: 26-30
Door Time:7:30PM
Show Time:8:00 PM
Ages:All Ages

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