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.
For 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:
NYC 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!
Mario Guarneri founded the Jazz in the Neighborhood (JITN) organization, to advocate for better compensation and working conditions for jazz players. JITN will launch its new Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund for jazz musicians with a performance by the Grant Levin Trio at Bird & Beckett Books and Records in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood on Nov. 19. The Bird & Beckett bookstore has advocated financial respect for musicians since owner Eric Whittington first started hosting live jazz there, in 1999.
June 11: Grant Levin Duo with Giulio Xavier, bass
June 18: Grant Levin Trio w/Giulio Xavier, bass, and Jeff Minnieweather, drums
June 25: Grant Levin Quartet w/Francis Vanek, sax; Chris Amberger, bass; Jeff Minnieweather, drums
Local treasure Grant Levin, a jazz pianist of extraordinary range, sensitivity and swing, holds forth in duo, trio and quartet formats every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday night.
Coming up next, at Blackcat Cafe in San Francisco, are four nights in a row when Grant Levin on piano is joining saxophonist Ken Fowser and Josh Bruneau on trumpet. Playing material from Ken Fowser’s latest record on Posi-tone, “Now Hear this”.
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Thank you all for your continued support and for being a wonderful audience!
Special thanks to all the locations were Grant Levin has been featured, among others: Bird & Beckett Books, Noise, Black Cat, Empress Theatre, The Sound Room, Local Edition, Comstock Saloon, Sheba Piano Lounge, Le Colonial SF, Cafe Stritch , San Francisco Conservatory of Music and last but not least SFJAZZ.
See you soon again.
All the very best!
Team Grant Levin
CD Release Party for multi-saxophonist Steve Heckman’s 5th CD as a leader (his 3rd on the Jazzed Media label), entitled: LEGACY: A COLTRANE TRIBUTE. We will be performing a program of Coltrane’s compositions as well as some standards he is associated with, both material from the CD, as well as other songs which may eventually wind up comprising a 2nd volume of Coltrane tunes.
Steve Heckman, tenor and soprano sax
Grant Levin, piano
Eric Markowitz, bass
Smith Dobson V, drums
Doors Open: 4:00 PM Starts: 4:30 PM Ends: 6:30 PM
Once again Grant Levin will be performing at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco.
This 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.