SFJAZZ Presents "Funky Fusion" with Hiromi at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
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All offers for Pianist Hiromi have expired.
The last date listed for Pianist Hiromi was Friday April 4, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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Two of the godfathers of hilarious, edgy political comedy come to the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre to make you laugh while you think. Known for his explosively funny, controversial and politically charged routines about race and current events, Paul Mooney is considered a living legend in the comedy world, having written for Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard and Whoopi Goldberg. He's also been a writer for the TV shows Sanford and Son, In Living Color and Chappelle's Show. Dick Gregory has used his comedy and social satire as a form of political activism, and his activist efforts have extended to more serious pursuits outside of comedy as well. Discovered in 1961 by Hugh Hefner, Gregory went on to perform nationally and on television. He earned a place on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. Learn More
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“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: SFJAZZSFJAZZ 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.