11a: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo
The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars presents its 6-piece Combo, directed by renowned saxophonist and educator Dann Zinn. Comprised of the "best of the best" Bay Area high school students, this small ensemble focuses on playing original compositions and arrangements, along with the dynamic works by the SFJAZZ Collective.
12n: Etienne Charles: Creole Soul
Etienne Charles: Creole Soul will take you on a captivating journey into a myriad of styles rooted in Afro-Caribbean culture. From the musical depths of the islands, from calypso to Haitian voodoo music, mixing in rock, reggae, belair, kongo as well as the influences of Motown and R&B music.
1:45p: Lynne Arriale, Grace Kelly & Charenee Wade
Celebrating Great Women in Music: Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell
Lynne Arriale, Grace Kelly & Charenee Wade These three unbelievably gifted women take to the stage together, bringing their unique styles and amazing talent on the saxophone, piano and vocals to celebrate Great Women in Music: Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone & Joni Mitchell. Evan Gregor - bass ; Ross Pederson - drums.
3:30p: Charlie Musselwhite
Legendary bluesman Charlie Musselwhite returns to the Jazz on the Hill stage to headline this years event. Mr. Musselwhite is living proof that great music only gets better with age. A bluesman of the highest order, Musselwhite has taken blues harp to places itís never been before, both musically and physically, jamming with pop icons, Cuban legends and rock stars.
5:30p: San Francisco Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble
The sounds of salsa, and the melding of funk and soul with Latin jazz performed by young musicians ranging in age 12-18-years-old will have you on your feet keeping time with their intoxicating rhythm.