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The Checkout: Live

Walter Smith III: Live In Concert

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The tenor saxophonist, a member of some of today's most talked-about jazz groups, leads a quintet.

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The Checkout: Live

Orrin Evans Trio: Live In Concert

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A strong and harmonically provocative pianist, Evans drives a trio live in downtown Manhattan.

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Tim Green Quintet: Live In Concert

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The emotive Baltimore saxophonist celebrates his debut album, Songs From This Season.

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Live At The Village Vanguard

Chris Potter Quartet

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The widely admired saxophonist has been reading Homer. Here, he presents an Odyssey-inspired suite.

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McCoy Tyner: Live At SFJAZZ

Watch the massively influential pianist perform with long-time collaborator Bobby Hutcherson.

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Joe Lovano & Joshua Redman: Live At SFJAZZ

Watch a founding member of the SFJAZZ Collective and his tenor sax successor drive a jaunty swinger.

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David Virelles Continuum

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An elite pianist's personal vision refracts Afro-Cuban ritual through improvised music and poetry.

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SFJAZZ Center Opening Night: Live In Concert

Master musicians like McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea and the SFJAZZ Collective performed together.

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