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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
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& bring your own drinks or pay to eat & drink there, but it's a little pricey.
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Free parking across the street by the boat house.
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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 04 2008

I got chills listening to her play. It was more than excellent. She's rapid fire fast, brilliant, and her timing is amazing. I was in kidding. I'd definitely marry her.

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attended Apr 04 2008

So much talent and intensity housed in such a tiny body. Part of the San Francisco Jazz Festival, she and her band played for a solid two hours. Fantastic.

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 04 2008

Hiromi was an amazing talent with the ivories and keyboards. Energetic performer.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Awe-inspiring. She is in and out like a downhill racer, lost in the music and the moment.” —The Village Voice
“She is nothing short of amazing” —Jazz legend Ahmad Jamal


Hiromi, piano, keyboard

David Fiuczynski, guitar

Tony Grey, bass

Martin Valihora, drums

Hiromi Uehara first mesmerized the jazz community with her 2003 Telarc debut, Another Mind. The buzz started by her first album spread all the way back to her native Japan, where Another Mind shipped gold (100,000 units) and received the Recording Industry Association of Japan’s (RIAJ) Jazz Album of the Year Award. The keyboardist/composer’s second release, Brain, won the Horizon Award at the 2004 Surround Music Awards, Swing Journal‘s New Star Award, Jazz Life’s Gold Album, HMV Japan’s Best Japanese Jazz Album, and the Japan Music Pen Club’s Japanese Artist Award (the JMPC is a classical/jazz journalists’ club). Brain was also named Album of the Year in Swing Journal‘s 2005 Readers’ Poll. In 2006, Hiromi won Best Jazz Act at the Boston Music Awards and the Guinness Jazz Festival’s Rising Star Award. She also claimed Jazzman of the Year, Pianist of the Year and Album of the Year in Swing Journal Japan’s Readers’ Poll for her 2006 release, Spiral. Hiromi continues her winning streak with the 2007 release of Time Control.

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.