SFjazz hotplate april 16 2020Grant Levin will be returning to the Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ Center next April with this group: Jaz Sawyer and Jeff Marrs at SFJAZZ Hotplate.

“Bay Area jazz drumming luminaries Sawyer and Marrs revisit the 1959 joint Mercury studio album from iconic drummers Buddy Rich and Max Roach.”

PERSONNEL
Jaz Sawyer drums
Jeff Marrs drums
James Mahone saxophones
Grant Levin piano
David Ewell bass

Save the date: Thursday april 16, 2020 – Read more and book your tickets here.

This coming week, Grant Levin will give it all at Black Cat. In 8 different shows during 8 days, you can enjoy his music performed with both local and stellar musicians visiting the Bay Area.

Jaz Sawyer trio The Black Cat SF fri sat bwFor the early birds,  Grant Levin will be playing the early sets at Black Cat with Jaz Sawyer Trio this Friday and Saturday February 16 and 17 starting at  6:30pm.

LA PERCUSSION STAR JAZ SAWYER AND HIS TRIO

Jaz Sawyer (with one “Z”) began playing drums at age of 2 in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco, California. His musical studies has taken him through the music programs at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Stanford Jazz Workshop and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Continue reading

If you did not get a chance to enjoy the music of Ken Fowser Quintet last spring – now is the chance: they will be playing five nights in a row at the Black Cat San Francisco.

Here is their write-up:

ken_fowser_-_standing_tall_by_anna_yatskevich_press_photo_2__largeNYC POWERHOUSE KEN FOWSER QUINTET FT. JOSH BRUNEAU ON TRUMPET

From NYC, the hard-hitting Ken Fowser Quintet featuring trumpet impresario Josh Bruneau.   Debuting their new highly-acclaimed album “Now Hear This” (on Positone), Ken brings “hard bop fans a solid set of free wheeling jazz with a swagger…and with a polished sheen…that keeps your attention and swings mightily.”  Audiophile Audition.

Regularly featured in the top NYC jazz venues, Ken is a rising star in the national jazz scene.  If you like jazz — if you like MUSIC — you don’t want to miss this group!

See Itinerary for the full agenda 2018.

Once again Grant Levin will be performing at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco.

dayna-stephens-grant-levin-sf-jazzThis time he will participate kicking off the Joe Hendeson Festival, together with Bay Area-raised jazz star Dayna Stephens who returns home to perform music from Joe Henderson’s provocative 1969 album Power to the People.

Previous shows when Grant have played at SFJazz have all been sold out. Make sure to get your ticket early – they are now released.

 

Edit: The monday night performances were a limited set of shows. In replacement typically every other Monday, Grant Levin will play with Ricky Aguillar Latin Jazz Group, at Revolution Cafe, at 5.30-8pm.

The next upcoming show with Belinda Blair takes place October 26 at Mr. Tipples Recording Studio, in San Francisco at 7-10pm.

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From now on you will be able to enjoy the piano tunes of Grant Levin as he is joining JellyRoll Jazz trio lead by singer Belinda Blair at Le Colonial SF, Monday evenings from 7-10pm.

belindablairBelinda Blair is a very accomplished singer with a unique vintage flair – read her biography at Bay Music & Entertainment. Continue reading