Cedar Walton and Roy Hargrove tonight!
In a rare concert, Cedar Walton, piano, and Roy Hargrove, trumpet, perform at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, 7 PM. It's a SFJAZZ Spring Season special! At the same time literally across the street, at Davies at 8 PM, Winton Marsalis's Jazz at Lincoln Center perform with Sean Jones and Marcus Printup on trumpet. Should be nice.
So how were Angelique Kidjo and Youssou N'dour Friday night? Was anyone at the Vusi concert that same evening? What about Carmen Lundy?
Last night did folks get over the the 57th Street Gallery for the Barbara Hunter Quartet? Yes, I missed that too along with the first day of San Francisco Juneteeth. I am missing the complete SFBFF. The programming focusing on fathers and sons couldn't be more apropos according to Marvin X on his blo, posted this morning.
I ended up at Lundy's concert for a second night at the second set. This audience was just as appreciative as the one opening night, they just knew a bit more about the artist. The next day, several people told me they'd wanted to see her and missed it.
She spoke about a song she composed and performed with Cedar Walton, who is a preeminent artist. It promises to be something special.