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The Masonic
Between Taylor and Jones 1111 California Street San Francisco, CA 94108
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Don't drive. Take a cable car or cab.
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You have a choice of a few spots to have a drink before or after a show. We like the Huntington Hotel bar and the Fairmont is right there also. Check out the Tonga Room for a tropical experience.
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4.7 average rating
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17 events
9 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 17 2010

Finally seeing Caetano Veloso live was a real privilege and he put on an excellent show. The problem was the audience. It took a lot of effort to tune out the bad behavior.

Because the tickets were so expensive in this bad economy, there...continued

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19 reviews
12 stars
attended Apr 17 2010

Caetano Veloso was wonderful, like a Brazilian hobbit bouncing around while his miraculous voice soothed, then soared.

But the venue is the worst godawful place to get to, to be in, or to hear music in the entire city. Clear Channel wants to...continued

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 17 2010

Caetano was phenomenal. His voice is absolutely incredible. The constant taking of photos with cell phones was annoying. But the show was wonderful.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Brazil’s unofficial poet laureate” —_The New York Times _
Visit the SF JAZZ web site for song samples and videos.


Brazil’s reigning artistic genius, Caetano Veloso places global pop, jazz and folk styles into a prism and conjures music that is uniquely his own. Blessed with an otherworldly voice and an Ellingtonian understanding of harmonic color, Veloso co-led the bossa nova and Tropicália movements of the late 1960s and has since taken on everything from funky samba workouts to ethereal balladry and orchestral pieces. With 2007’s Nonesuch release, Cê, Veloso used jittery indie rock in order to process the intense emotions surrounding his divorce and the resulting masterwork led to two Latin Grammy Awards. He continues to expand this edgier vision with the 2009 album Zii e Zie. At 67, Veloso’s influence across musical genres and geographic borders has been vast, yet his riveting concert appearances remain the most important aspect of a legacy still in progress.

About the Ticket Supplier: SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ presents a wealth of year-round programs, including the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Jazz Festival, the SFJAZZ Spring Season and numerous community outreach and education programs.

Founded in 1983 under the name of Jazz in the City, the organization adopted its new identity as SFJAZZ in late 1999, in recognition of its expansion from seasonal music presenter to year-round arts institution.

All SFJAZZ programs reflect a spirit of artistic exploration, embracing the full breadth of jazz and its related musics; emphasize thematic programming, with tributes to jazz masters and celebrations of particular musical instruments, trends or styles; and strive to instill enthusiasm for jazz among wider audiences.