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SFJAZZ Center Grand Opening - Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Esperanza Spalding & more

DATE
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 10:00pm

The show has been sold out for months, but we've gotchya covered! WWOZ is thrilled to announce that we will be trucking across the country to broadcast live from Opening Night of the SFJAZZ Center on January 23rd. The lineup for this show is long and awe-inspiring. So far these dazzling performers have signed on to our live broadcast:

Chick Corea
McCoy Tyner 
Esperanza Spalding
Bill Frisell
Bobby  Hutcherson 
Joe Lovano 
Joshua Redman 
Eric Harland 
John Handy 
Stefon Harris 
Avishai Cohen 
Jeff Ballard
Pete Escovedo
Mary Stallings
John Santos
 

More artists will be added to the roster, so be sure to check back between now and the concert!

This show is a celebration of the SFJAZZ Center grand opening, a $54 million, 35,000 square foot performance space in the Hayes Valley. It is the first of its kind: a concert hall designed spefically for jazz musicians and patrons. Read more about the SFJAZZ Center: Built for Jazz.

LIVE BROADCAST INFO

The concert begins at 8pm PST, so here in New Orleans the broadcast should take to the airwaves around 10pm CST. Be sure to check back as the date approaches for updates on broadcast start time and the jaw-dropping line-up of performers signing onto the roster. The broadcast will be hosted by WWOZ's Jazz from the Market host Sondra Bibb, and WBGO's Josh Jackson.

In collaboration with NPR and WBGO, we will also be hosting a live video stream of the concert! You'll be able to find the link to the performance on our homepage and on this event listing the day of the show.

LOCATION

SFJAZZ Center
201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA
Esperanza Spalding at Jazz Fest 2010. Photo by Keith Hill.
Esperanza Spalding at Jazz Fest 2010. Photo by Keith Hill.
McCoy Tyner at Jazz Fest 2005. Photo by Leon Morris.
McCoy Tyner at Jazz Fest 2005. Photo by Leon Morris.
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