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., opened with a star-studded concert on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. WWOZ, WBGO and NPR Music teamed up for a live radio and online video broadcast of the concert.
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John Santos, Pete Escovedo and ensemble, "Ti Mon Bo" (Puente)
Mary Stallings with SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, "I Love Being Here With You" (Lee, arr. Eberhart)
Jason Moran & Eric Harland, "Yacht Club Swing" (Waller)
Chick Corea & Bill Frisell, "It Could Happen To You" (Van Heusen/Burke)
Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Jeff Ballard, "Alice In Wonderland" (Fain)
Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman and ensemble, "Blackwell's Message" (Lovano)
Regina Carter with SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, "Don't Git Sassy" (Jones)
SFJAZZ Collective, "Mastermind" (Zenon)
Esperanza Spalding & Eric Harland, "Look No Further" (Rodgers)
Joshua Redman and ensemble, "Remember" (Berlin)
McCoy Tyner and ensemble, "Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit" (Tyner)
McCoy Tyner and ensemble, featuring Bobby Hutcherson, Bill Frisell and John Handy, "Blues On The Corner" (Tyner)
SFJAZZ Collective featuring Chick Corea, "Spain" (Corea)
Bill Cosby, Master of Ceremonies
McCoy Tyner, piano
Chick Corea, piano
Esperanza Spalding, bass/voice
Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone
Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone
Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone
Mary Stallings, voice
John Handy, alto saxophone
Pete Escovedo, timbales
Eric Reed, piano
Eric Harland, drums
SFJAZZ Center Resident Artistic Directors: Regina Carter, violin; Bill Frisell, guitar; Jason Moran, piano; John Santos, percussion; Miguel Zenón, alto saxophone/percussion
SFJAZZ Collective: Miguel Zenón, alto saxophone; David Sánchez, tenor saxophone; Andre Hayward, trombone; Avishai Cohen, trumpet; Stefon Harris, vibraphone; Edward Simon, piano; Matt Penman, bass; Jeff Ballard, drums
SFJAZZ High School All-Star Big Band: Paul Contos, director.
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